This was McLaughlin’s second win of the year with the 32 year-old also having come home first in the North Pole Road Race on St Patrick’s Day.

Ronan McLaughlin became the first rider since a teenage Sean Kelly to win back-to-back Shay Elliott Memorial races on Sunday afternoon. The Donegal ri(...)

Ronan McLaughlin (right) is going for back-to-back wins at the Shay Elliott Memorial. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ronan McLaughlin returns to Wicklow for the 62nd staging of the Shay Elliott Memorial race this weekend aiming to become for the first rider to retain(...)

A number of events were held in Waterford to mark the centenary of a shipping disaster in 1917. Photograph: Robin Barnett/Twitter

Relatives of two men who died when two merchant ships were torpedoed by a German submarine in December 1917 have spoken of their pride at seeing their(...)

Ireland’s  Denis Lynch  riding All Star 5 during the Longines Global Champions Tour event  in London. Photograph: Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images

Denis Lynch fared best of the three Irish riders competing at five-star level at the Global Champions Tour in London on Friday when second in the 1.55(...)

Ireland’s  Daniel Martin of the team Quick-Step Floors cuts the finish line to win the second stage of the Algarve Tour cycling race, over 189.3km between Lagoa and Alto da Foia, Monchique, Portugal. Photograph: EPA

Dan Martin showed superb form in Portugal on Thursday, taking a victory on what is only his second stage race of 2017. The Irish QuickStep Floors ride(...)

Irish riders Ronan McLaughlin and Eoin Morton pictured at the launch of the 2017 An Post Rás which will begin on Sunday May 21st at Dublin Castle and finish on Sunday May 28th in Skerries. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Beginning in Dublin Castle and spending a total of five days in Donegal, the route of the 2017 An Post Rás will see the riders take on two of the toug(...)

Dan Martin: “The team is strong, so let’s see what we’re going to do.” Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Having passed up on his usual Vuelta a España participation following his twin goals of the Tour de France and Olympic road race, Dan Martin’s altern(...)

The riders in An Post Rás  climb the Caha Pass during yesterday’s fifth stage to Clonakilty. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If there were any doubts that this An Post Rás could go right down to the wire on Sunday, stage five to Clonakilty indicated that the next three days(...)

Taco van der Hoom of The Netherlands celebrates as he crosses the line to win the first stage of the An Post Rás in Multyfarnham. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Taco van der Hoorn nabbed the biggest result of his career to date at the conclusion of day one of the An Post Rás, with the Dutchman soloing to vict(...)

Lithuania’s Aidis Kruopis won the foruth stage of the An Post Rás after a sprint finish. Photograph: Sportsfile

This year’s An Post Rás may be flatter than previous editions but, as predicted by race organiser Tony Campbell prior to the race, the course change h(...)

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