Jockey Davy Russell  and Dublin hurler Chris Crummy give jockey Ruby Walsh his jersey before the start of the eighth annual Hurling for Cancer Research,  in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, in St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, Co Kildare.  Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

If the whole jockey thing hadn’t worked out for Davy Russell, he might instead have played hurling for his native Cork. That’s the opinion of other pe(...)

Seán Bán Breathnach agus Gráinne Uí Mhaitiú  agus iad ag obair ar  SBB ina Shuí i 1979.

Foclóir: taighde - research, leathchéad - fifty, shaothraigh - earned, lúith - vigour, bródúil - proud, díomá - disappointment, craoltóir - broadcaste(...)

Davy Russell, Richie Hogan, Lee Chin, Marty Morrissey, Ursula Jacob, Jamie Codd and Danny Mullins ahead of the Hurling For Cancer Research 2018 match in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

1) An annual fundraiser, organised by racehorse trainer Jim Bolger and jockey Davy Russell, has raised €700,000 to fund the Irish Cancer Society’s can(...)

John Fallon writes that arrival of Pat Lam, a New Zealander of Samoan descent, provided the inspiration for this year’s Pro12 final win over Leinster. Photograph: The Irish Times

Connacht Rugby was close to disbandment seven years ago, according to a new book on the highly successful team. Journalist John Fallon, who served as(...)

The agony: John Lydon and his son John jnr, from Finny, watch the All-Ireland football final in The Larches pub in Finny, Co Mayo. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

In the shadow of Maamtrasna mountain, overlooking Lough Nafooey, murderous oaths were muttered as Dublin players put pressure on Mayo.It was just afte(...)