Sean Flanagan

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Presenting Percy and Davy Russell take the 2018 RSA Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All eyes will be on Presenting Percy at Gowran Park on Thursday as the ante-post favourite for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup makes his seasonal reap(...)

Davy Russell onboard Presenting Percy comes home to win the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham last March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With 50 days to the start of the Cheltenham festival, connections of Presenting Percy are keeping fingers firmly crossed they will be able to get vita(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins is not concerned about a flat start to the new year that has yielded just four wins from 26 runners. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Willie Mullins has dismissed any significance to a dip in the usual strike rate of his hugely powerful string during the opening weeks of the new year(...)

Westmeath’s Ronan O’Toole celebrates one of his team’s goals against Longford on Saturday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Westmeath 2-10 Longford 0-4 Westmeath had a surprisingly facile win over neighbours Longford in Saturday’s O’Byrne Cup semi-final at The Downs, ther(...)

Jack Kennedy and Battleoverdoyen took the Grande One Lawlor’s Novice Hurdle at Naas. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Gordon Elliott landed the first Grade One prize of 2019 when his unbeaten novice Battleoverdoyen emerged victorious at Naas on Sunday. Having dominat(...)

Liam O Mochain, Ireland’s most maverick moviemaker, burst on to the scene in the late 1990s with a series of filmed festival reports and a scattershot(...)

John Murphy from Kinsale becomes the third Irish winner of the St Andrews Links Trophy following his playoff victory on the Old Course at St Andrews.

Murphy claims St Andrews Links Trophy in playoff Kinsale’s John Murphy holed the most important putt of his career to win the St Andrews Links Trophy(...)

Then taoiseach Seán Lemass with president Éamon de Valera, Dr Thomas Morris and Cardinal Dalton (left). Photograph: Gordon Standing/The Irish Times

Seán Lemass told his son-in-law Charles Haughey that he would be a “fool” if he took a position equivalent to today’s minister of state post. Shortl(...)

Sub Lieutenant: last year he  closed on Un De Sceaux from the final fence, eventually narrowing the gap to a length and a half. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye

Cheltenham’s ultra-testing conditions could prove to be a mixed blessing for one of the festival’s strongest favourites Un De Sceaux on Thursday. Th(...)

Sean Flanagan celebrates victory on board Road to Respect in the   Leopardstown Christmas Steeplechase. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Road To Respect led home a 1-2-3 for Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team in Thursday’s Leopardstown Christmas Chase as the Ryanair boss overwhelme(...)

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