Mick Dowling

8 results

Team KTM’s Julian Varley celebrates winning stage seven of the Ras Tailteann. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Attacking solo halfway up the Wicklow Gap and then staying clear over the next 35 kilometres to the finish in Naas, Julian Varley (Britain Team KTM) i(...)

Boxer Michael Conlan (right) shows his disgust as Vladimir Nikitin of Russia is declared the winner in their  bantamweight  quarter-final in  Rio. Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The stench of a sporting injustice stank all the way from Rio to the RTÉ studios and beyond. Yet, in a Games that have been rotten in so many ways, th(...)

Joao Carvalho (right) died after Saturday night’s MMA event in Dublin.

Minister for Sport Michael Ring has called for the urgent regulation of MMA and is calling on department officials, Sports Ireland and the Sports Cou(...)

Former An 	Post Chainreaction rider Ryan Mullen, who has being given a two-year contract with the Cannondale-Garmin team, starting 2016. Photograph: Inpho

Although several Irish riders left the team this season, fears that the Irish involvement in the An Post Chainreaction team could be coming to an en(...)

De Valera with the Irish high commissioner, John Whelan Dulanty

The small, rotund man the constable is holding back in this photograph is my father, Mick Dowling. It appeared in the London Evening News on Januar(...)

 “Tiger Woods is Usain Bolt unable to break 11 seconds over 100 metres.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was unmistakably John Daly. The billowing orange top, the garish patterned trousers and the redneck haircut. The first two days before the bad weat(...)

“He was a great broadcaster, an outstanding one and a wonderful person too.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Eamon Dunphy “He was a fantastic broadcaster; in any genre not just sport but he was totally central to what we did. “He had a real passion for it and(...)

Sacred shrub

Seven-thirty on a Sunday morning is a time for going to bed, not for setting off on roadtrips. Whilst tucking into a rasher and puddin’ blaa, the sun (...)