Jim Bolger

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Jockey Frankie Dettori,  Sheikh Mohammed  and  Princes Haya after winning the Boylesports Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh in May 2005. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Ireland plays an important role in Sheikh Mohammed’s global bloodstock empire. The ruler of Dubai’s racehorses run under the Godolphin banner, an ope(...)

Jockey Wayne Lordan on Iridessa (left)  win the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Iridessa bounced back to her very best to spring a surprise in the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh. The Joseph O’Brien-trained filly had(...)

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday is scheduled for 5.20 – just 20 minutes after the start of the Kildare-Tyrone clash at nearby Newbridge.  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The GAA has insisted it wasn’t possible to delay the throw-in to the All-Ireland senior football qualifier between Kildare and Tyrone in order to avoi(...)

 Seamie Heffernan riding Anthony Van Dyck to victory in  The Investec Derby Stakes at Epsom. O’Brien’s runner will bid for a double in the  Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Anthony Van Dyck headlines Aidan O’Brien’s six contenders for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday. The Investec Derby winner, (...)

Dublin’s Brian Howard holding aloft the  Delaney Cup after victory over Meath in the Leinster Championship final in Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And the 2019 award for disingenuous waffling goes to….Leinster Council chairman Jim Bolger, calling on the sodden crowd at the end to put their hands (...)

 James Doyle rides Blue Point to win the King’s Stand Stakes during day one of Royal Ascot   on June 18th. Photograph:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse

Aidan O’Brien could have to up to 10 runners on the final day of Royal Ascot although it is his great rivals at Godolphin who can be forgiven for fee(...)

Winning trainer Joseph O’Brien gets caught up in the celebrations of the Blackrock Racing Syndicate after their horse Arthurian Flame won the the Microsoft Cup Lady Riders Handicap under jockey Hayley Turner. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Twilight Payment had gone close in the Saval Beg Levmoss Stakes twice before and finally came out on top in the Listed feature at Leopardstown on Frid(...)

The Speed Gene test analyses a racehorse’s DNA to identify the best distance at which it should compete. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A new study of racing form shows that an Irish-developed genetic test for thoroughbreds makes racehorse ownership less of a gamble. Equine science s(...)

Former Leinster Council chairman Sheamus Howlin has sadly passed away. Photograph: Inpho

Tributes have been paid to well-known GAA administrator Sheamus Howlin from Wexford, who died on Saturday after a serious illness. A former chair of t(...)

Jim Bolger: “We would be mindful of counties who have legacy issues with the All-Ireland B and the Tommy Murphy.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster chair Jim Bolger, an ex officio member of the GAA’s Management Committee, says that there isn’t a consensus at present on the subject of a ti(...)

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