Leona Maguire has been named The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the month for March. Photograph: Michael Owens/Getty

When Leona Maguire went to the top of the leaderboard in the early stages of the first LPGA major of the season, we were beginning to wonder if a tren(...)

Jockey Ricky Doyle celebrates after winning the Boylesports Irish Grand National  with Freewheelin Dylan at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Freewheelin Dylan supplied a historic Boylesports Irish Grand National shock with a 150-1 victory in the Easter Monday feature at Fairyhouse. The Der(...)

Seán Flanagan onboard Jeff Kidder clears the last to win the Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Juvenile Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Champion jockey Paul Townend is set to undergo further scans this week on a foot injury that threatens to rule him out of Saturday’s Aintree Grand Nat(...)

Home By The Lee could be the answer in the Irish Grand National. Photograph: Caroline Norris/Inpho

The Boylesports Irish Grand National has a history of family success and Home By The Lee could continue that tradition in style on Easter Monday. Jos(...)

Latest Exhibition (left) is the favourite and top weight for the Irish Grand National. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

An Easter Monday like no other does at least contain its traditional sporting centrepiece at Fairyhouse. A year after Irish jump racing’s most valuab(...)

Leona Maguire in action during the second round of the ANA Inspiration. Photograph: Michael Owens/Getty

You’re always a little fearful about declaring a moment to be historic just in case someone with an unhealthy amount of knowledge of sporting facts, s(...)

Jockey Paul Townend talking to trainer Willie Mullins at Fairyhouse on Easter Sunday before the jockey injured a foot in a fall, ruling him out of the Irish Grand national on Monday. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Champion jockey Paul Townend will miss Easter Monday’s Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. Townend has been ruled out of Monday’s action,(...)

Rachael Blackmore celebrates (just) one of her victories –  with Quilixios at Cheltenham. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Abraham

What with her fondness for winning horse races, it’s probable that Rachael Blackmore was a bit disappointed to be beaten into second in Friday’s Gold (...)

Rachael Blackmore collects the festival leading jockey trophy (the Ruby Walsh Trophy) during day four of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

A stunning week for Rachael Blackmore at the Cheltenham Festival was completed on Friday as she became the first woman to secure the coveted top jocke(...)

Henry de Bromhead celebrates after  Minella Indo’s win the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Dan Abraham/Inpho

Overshadowed by Rachael Blackmore for much of the week, Henry de Bromhead secured history in Friday’s Cheltenham Gold when Minella Indo led home a sup(...)

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