Noel Meade

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Snow Falcon could take Monday’s irish grand National for Noel Meade. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The build-up to the country’s richest jumps race will be firmly viewed in the context of this season’s trainer’s championship battle between Willie Mu(...)

Al Boum Photo and David Mullins lead Shattered Love and Jack Kennedy at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Willie Mullins secured an Easter Sunday Grade One double at Fairyhouse with Al Boum Photo in particular providing a perfect pre-Irish Grand National o(...)

A view of the field at the start of last year’s Boylesports Irish Grand National. Photograph: Inpho

Gordon Elliott and Willie Mullins dominate the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Monday, with 17 of the 30 declared runners provided b(...)

Donagh Meyler celebrates his victory on Blow by Blow in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle during Gold Cup Day of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Blow By Blow just about summed it up. Not only did the appropriately-named winner of the penultimate event of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival describe t(...)

Road To Respect: Noel Meade is hopeful there will be decent ground at Cheltenham on Friday for his Gold Cup contender. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cheltenham is set to start on the softest ground conditions the festival has seen in over 20 years. The going at Cheltenham on Sunday was described (...)

Our Duke and Robbie Power (left) win the Grade Two  Red Mills Steeplechase from Presenting Percy  at Gowran Park. Photograph: PA Wire

Michael O’Leary reckons his ambitions for a Cheltenham Gold Cup hat-trick could flounder against the English favourite Might Bite. The Ryanair boss –(...)

Road to Respect: “He’s in the mix but it will be ground dependant . . . If it’s too soft he’ll go straight to Cheltenham,” said Eddie O’Leary. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Michael O’Leary is odds-on to be leading owner at this weekend’s inaugural ‘Dublin Racing Festival’ but ground conditions will dictate if Road To Resp(...)

“I know people look through the white rails at the racetrack and see a sport. But to make that happen is agriculture,” said trainer Ger Lyons. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A lecturer I once had would illustrate his point about how language can fluctuate between definition and meaning by asking us to pretend to address an(...)

Willie Mullins:  is 1-3 with Powers to claim  the new Dublin Racing Festival’s trainer title. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ahead of this weekend’s inaugural €1.15 million ‘Dublin Racing Festival’ there has been a call for a fundamental rethink on how fixtures are allocate(...)

Noel Meade:  has  predicted some trainers will be “wiped out” after a recent Labour Court rejection of a Ballydoyle Racing’s appeal against Workplace Relations Commission compliance notices. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There are fears the impact of controversial new employment law in relation to hours worked by stable staff could impact on Ireland’s racing programme (...)

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