Joe Murphy

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 Rebecca Taylor, Nadine Kelly and Katie Flaherty all from Ballinasloe, Co Galway having fun in the rain at the Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Tom Honan

Beneath the branded blimps at the 86th Ploughing Championships, 87,000 people are soaked by the rain. People wander around in ponchos and cowboy hats(...)

Capri ridden by Seamie Heffernan (left) on the way to  winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby  at the Curragh. Photograph:   PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien won a 12th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday when the Séamus Heffernan ridden Capri won the €1.5 million Curragh highlight at odds(...)

Belvedere’s Max Kearney is tackled by Tom Monaghan and Matthew Martin of Clongowes during the Bank of Ireland Leinster Senior Cup semi-final at Donnybrook. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Belvedere College 17 Clongowes Wood College 12  It might look like a captivating end game but really Belvedere’s power forwards coasted back int(...)

Barry Browne, on board Swamp Fox, celebrates as he crosses the line to win at the   Galway Festival. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Swamp Fox takes a step up the ladder as he tackles the Grade Three Text Your Bet To Paddy Power On 51465 Fishery Lane Hurdle at Naas on Saturday. The(...)

Pat Smullen rides  Harzand to victory at the    Irish Derby. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In June Harzand finally brought to an end Dermot Weld’s quest for Epsom Derby success, and the legendary trainer could have a contender for next year(...)

Barry Browne onboard Swamp Fox. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Swamp Fox has enjoyed a productive summer on the Flat since he last ran over hurdles and can prove a different proposition for the opposition in today(...)

Swamp Fox and Barry Browne took the Connacht Hotel handicap on the first day of the Galway races. Photograph: PA

Over 800 runners will appear at Galway this week yet the 2016 festival spotlight is set to focus to an unprecedented degree on just one following the (...)

Jockey Séamus Heffernan  celebrates after  his winning ride on Seventh Heaven in the Darley Irish Oaks on Saturday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Séamus Heffernan returns to the bread and butter of Ballinrobe today after securing a seventh Curragh classic success on board Seventh Heaven at the (...)

Nick Colgan in action for Ireland in 2003 at Lansdowne Road. Photograph: Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland international Nicky Colgan is hoping that Huddersfield Town can make mathematically sure of avoiding relegation this evenin(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien: his team have hit the ground running so far this season with eight winners in Ireland already. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Coolmore will be Aidan O’Brien’s first runner on the flat in Britain this year when she puts her classic credentials on the line at Newmarket on Tues(...)

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