Jim Bolger

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He Knows No Fear gets the better of Agitare  in the dying strides.

He Knows No Fear created history at Leopardstown when winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at the phenomenal odds of 300-1. Before his success,(...)

Gavin Ryan on Saltonstall (right) inches out Tom Madden on Njord to win the Colm Quinn BMW Mile for the second year running at Galway on Tuesday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Saltonstall joined an exclusive Galway club when pulling off back-to back victories in Tuesday’s festival feature. It was only by a nose in a heart-s(...)

Jessica Harrington and trainers aged over 70 can return to the racetrack from Wednesday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jessica Harrington is among those eager and now able to go racing again on Wednesday. As part of new relaxed protocols released by Horse Racing Irela(...)

Séamus Heffernan celebrates Highland Reel’s victory in the Longines Turf race at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Photograph:  Sean M Haffey/Getty Images

It’s not contradictory that Séamus Heffernan is both racing’s most enduring understudy and one of the most successful Irish jockeys of all time. The (...)

Jessica Harrington could become the first woman to train an Irish Derby winner with Golden Maze in Saturday’s race at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The 2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby is different enough to almost demand a singular outcome on Saturday evening at the Curragh. Staged behind closed(...)

Jockey Ronan Whelan  and trainer Michael Halford will be looking to land their first Classic with Sinawann in Friday evening’s 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh. Photograph:  Alan Betson

With the sporting stage to itself, Friday’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas, and other big races over the coming weeks, have been described as a “huge(...)

Jockeys and trainers endeavour to maintain social distancing in the parade ring at Naas racecourse. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ger Lyons enjoyed a one-three in the Lodge Park Stud Irish EBF Park Express Stakes at Naas on the opening day of the Irish Flat season, with Lemista t(...)

Newly elected president of the GAA, Larry McCarthy. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

New York’s Larry McCarthy pulled off an historic victory to become president-elect of the GAA on Friday night at annual congress, held this year in Cr(...)

Jarlath Burns: despite some rumoured leakage, Burns is likely to get the lion’s share of the Ulster vote in his bid to become GAA president.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The last word in GAA election etiquette went to Clare’s Noel Walsh who, after running third in the 1999 presidential election, prompted some much-need(...)

Kerry players form a huddle at Croke Park.  “The combined cost of preparing and fielding senior inter-county teams for the 32 counties came to €29.74 million in 2019,” according to director general Tom Ryan. Photograph: Billy Keane/Inpho

The onset of Congress, particularly in an election year, intensifies interest (well, sort of) in governance and administration but, such is the range (...)

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