Peter Maher

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Klassical Dream ridden by jockey Paul Townend on their way to winning the Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Klassical Dream proved a Grade One spoilsport at Punchestown on Thursday by denying Robbie Power a fairytale result on the day he announced his retire(...)

Patrick Mullins on Klassical Dream. Photograph: Caroline Norris/Inpho

The featured €275,000 Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle underlines how stamina is what it says on the festival tin for Day 3 of Punchestown. A total o(...)

Aidan Coleman riding Epatante to win at Newbury last year. File photograph: Getty Images

JP McManus’s Champion Hurdle winner Epatante is odds-on to make a successful return to action on Saturday. The mare who gave her owner a record ninth(...)

Argentina’s Franco Sabato runs away from  Ireland’s Jack Daly during  their match in the  HSBC Paris Sevens Series at the Stade Jean Bouin in Paris. Photograph:   Lucas Barioulet/AFP/Getty Images

The Ireland Men’s Sevens team will compete for the Challenge Trophy at the HSBC Paris Sevens on Sunday following an opening day which saw them defeat (...)

Supasundae ridden by Robbie Power clears the last on their way to winning the  Punchestown Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Supasundae claimed a dramatic victory after both Samcro and Melon came to grief in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle. The previously unbeaten Samcro wa(...)

The Belvedere College players celebrate after their Leinster Schools Senior Cup final against Blackrock College at the RDS.  Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Belvedere College 10 Blackrock College 3 The end is the only place to begin, because it was where Max Kearney and Hughie O’Sullivan squeezed their bo(...)

Andrew Lynch: hoping for wins this week at Cheltenham. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A day after making his return to action following seven months on the injury sidelines, the Cheltenham festival-winning jockey Andrew Lynch was one of(...)

Belvedere celebrate their Leinster Schools Cup victory at the RDS. Photograph: Inpho

Belvedere College 31 Cistercian College, Roscrea 7 It takes a special team to lose two finals yet return to beat Terenure, Blackrock, St Michael’s an(...)

  Belvedere’s James McKeown on his way to scoring the first try against St Michael’s College in the semi-final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Belvedere College v Cistercian College, Roscrea RDS, Sunday, 4pm Surely this is Belvedere’s year. Considering everything we have witnessed up to thi(...)

Hidden Cyclone, ridden by Andrew McNamara, moved up to the winner’s enclosure in the Boylesports Tied Cottage Chase. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

No one can accuse Hidden Cyclone of being a quick learner, but the 10-year-old heads to Cheltenham’s Queen Mother Champion Chase on the back of an (...)

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