Day one of the 2020 Galway Races Summer Festival at Galway Racecourse: where the bookies would normally operate. Photograph;  Niall Carson/PA

Usually during Galway’s race week, Eyre Square would be packed with punters getting ready to travel out to Ballybrit. This year, the races are closed (...)

Annalise Murphy, right,  won Olympic silver in Rio four years ago. She’s going for it again but she is up against stiff competition from Aisling Keller, Aoife Hopkins and Eve McMahon.

On Monday, I grabbed my bike and cycled the 15km or so down to Sandringham Yacht Club. I had been meaning for a while now to meet up with the Irish wo(...)

Annalise Murphy: “Being new into the class means there won’t be any pressure on me, so I can enjoy the racing and that’s when I’m at my best”

After 15 years of campaigning leading up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Ireland’s silver medallist Annalise Murphy has ended her single-handed sailing(...)

Ireland’s Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern competing in the  Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

As summer beckons following a spell of fine weather in Ireland, dozens of venues around the country will soon start junior sailing programmes catering(...)

Annalise Murphy with Rory Fitzpatrick, the ISA youth & development manager. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

In the aftermath of last weekend’s combined ISA Pathway & Youth National Championships on Belfast Lough, sailing classes are spoiled for choice in(...)

Ireland’s Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy (left) congratulates gold medal winner Marit Boumeester of Holland after the Laser Radial Medal race in Rio. Photo: World Sailing

December has turned out to be a busy month for Ireland’s top Laser Radial sailors. This morning two youths go in search of a fourth world sailing m(...)

Breezy conditions  on Sydney Harbour have  made for spectacular racing for the Extreme Sailing Series. Photograph:  Jesus Renedo/Lloyd Images

After last weekend’s world championship victory by Conor Clarke’s Melges 24 Embarr team in Miami, Irish sailors are riding high – literally – this wee(...)

Dundalk FC manager and Philips Manager of the Year Stephen Kenny. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Kenny had spoken a few weeks back to The Irish Times about the challenge for a manager of achieving some sort of work life balance and readil(...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy celebrates her silver medal in the women’s Laser Radial. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

She couldn’t stop her scream of delight even as she plunged into cold water in Marina de Glória. About the only mistake Annalise Murphy made after fiv(...)

Annalise Murphy proved she can master all conditions as she sailed to an Olympic silver medal in Rio. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Easily Ireland’s most famous sailor after Saint Brendan the Navigator, Annalise Murphy shares a thing or two with the ancient mariner, not least a tou(...)

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