Joey Dunlop

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The cortege arrives at Garryduff Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney, Co Antrim, for the funeral of motorcycle racer William Dunlop. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Several hundred mourners including motorcycle enthusiasts from all over Ireland gathered in Ballymoney in north Antrim on Wednesday afternoon for the (...)

Lake Torrent, a former clay pit mine, lies just east of Dungannon, and the track’s owners and builders have promised to create hundreds of jobs, build a local bypass, and build a facility that includes race circuit, pits, medical centre, restaurant, hospitality suites, six business units and even a crèche

The new Lake Torrent race track, located in Coalisland, Co Tyrone, is still a building site right now, but it has already signed up its first major ra(...)

Jamie Hamilton moments before he crashed at the 2015 Isle of Man TT. Photograph: Stephen Davison.

In 2012 Ryan Farquhar, one of Ireland’s most successful motorcycle road racers, retired from the sport following the death of his uncle in a Manx Gra(...)

Ireland hockey coach Craig Fulton oversaw his side play 41 Test matches in 2015. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

In the week when Olympic qualification was assured after a 108-year wait, Hockey Ireland will hope the sport can capitalise on the marquee achievement(...)

Alastair Seeley leads William Dunlop during qualifying at the Northwest 200. William and his brother Michael were riding behind their father Robert when he died in a crash during practice on the circuit in 2008. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

You know you are there when you arrive. You couldn’t be anywhere else but the Joey Dunlop Recreation Centre. Ballybogey, Bushmills and Armoy sweeping (...)

 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.  Photo:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Having spent over 40 years logging the failures of dead certs and sure things, Vinny Fitzpatrick felt he’d become immune to sport’s capacity to spring(...)

Every now and then, a sports documentary comes along that draws in even those normally reduced to boils and boredom by the relevant activity. Asif Kap(...)

Winning combination: Michael, Robert and William Dunlop at the Mid Antrim 150 in 2007

At the annual International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy), motorcycles reach speeds of about 200 mph on twisting, narrow open roads. The festival, (...)

The half-time speech is a an integral weapon in every manager’s armoury.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Armagh played Kerry in the 2002 All-Ireland football final. By half-time, they were going down the swanee. They’d lost John McEntee to concussion. Ois(...)