The Mayo senior football team that won the 1951 All-Ireland senior football title against Meath at Croke Park. Pádraig Carney is five in from the right in the front row. Photograph:  The Mayo News

Mayo football is mourning the loss of All-Ireland winner Pádraig Carney, whose death over the weekend in California has been announced. Nicknamed ‘The(...)

Jockey Frankie Dettori (right) celebrates winning the Investec Oaks on Anapurna during Ladies Day of the 2019 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom. Photograph:  John Walton/PA

The Epsom Derby’s 239-year history contains a single dead-heat so the odds are that one horse is enough to win which is good news for veteran trainer (...)

Chris Hayes on Madhmoon wins the KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown in September. “You’d imagine ten furlongs will be no problem to him. As for the next two we’ll find out on Derby day.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jockey Chris Hayes is facing a minimum six-day ban in an upcoming whip hearing but is happy it won’t interfere with important big race rides that incl(...)

South Lodge Clonmannon Ashford Co Wicklow

South Lodge sits on the grounds of Clonmannon Estate just outside Ashford in Co Wicklow. The estate, originally owned by Chester Beatty, the mining ma(...)

Twins Clara  and Maria Harrington from  Westport flying the flag for Mayo ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland football final against Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Mealey

When Dutchman Dirk Schonkeren sculpted a milk chocolate version of the Sam Maguire Cup, he never expected it would become a rotating window display ov(...)

The Mayo senior football team that won the 1951 All-Ireland senior football title against Meath at Croke Park. Pádraig Carney is five in from the right in the front row. Photograph:  The Mayo News

We have walked the desert and wrestled with the mirages. And hope still triumphs. Six and a half decades have passed since 1951, a memory so threadbar(...)

Aidan O’Shea and Séamus O’Shea  show their disappointment after losing the 2016 All-Ireland senior football final replay to Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Almost as soon as the final whistle sounded on Saturday August 26th to seal Mayo’s place in the All-Ireland final, whispers of the by-now infamous May(...)

Last February, an event at Trinity involving the Israeli ambassador Ze’ev Boker was cancelled following a protest by 40 protesters from Students for Justice in Palestine (TCD). Photograph: Arianna Schadt/The University Times

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has voted against a college-wide boycott of the state of Israel. The union’s student council voted by(...)

The national anthem is played ahead of the drawn All-Ireland football final in September. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Imagine, so, the scene across Mayo on Friday morning, the last sun of September not fully risen over the gridlocked commuter sprawl of the Bangor-Erri(...)

Rosemary McAuley (centre) and children Sam, Katie, Ciaran and Jennifer McDonald at their home on Broombridge Road, Cabra. Photograph: Alan Betson

Once more unto the breach as the fans of Dublin and Mayo travel to Croke Park with trepidation and hope in equal measure. Once again there is not a (...)

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