Richie Sadlier celebrates scoring for Millwall in 2001, two years before injury forced him into retirement. Photograph: Tom Hevesi/ PA Wire

The Footballer “You’re a footballer who can’t play football. You’re of no value. And it’s not long before you start to see yourself as that.” – Ric(...)

Bryan Cooper and Ball D’Arc en route to victory at Naas in February. Photograph: Inpho

Bryan Cooper looks set for another spell on the sidelines after suffering a suspected broken arm in a fall at Fairyhouse. Cooper was riding the Gordo(...)

Minding has two recent victories over 10 furlongs including the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes (above). Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Just two fillies, Snow Fairy and The Fugue, have won the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes in two decades but bookmakers appear to believe the fairer sex w(...)

JT McNamara had victories at the Cheltenham Festival and was paralysed from the neck down after a fall at Prestbury Park in 2013.

Tributes have been paid to renowned amateur jockey John Thomas McNamara who has died aged 41. The top rider, known as JT and from Croom, Co Limerick(...)

Six-times champion jockey Kieren Fallon: announced his retirement a year after another jockey, Mark Enright, returned to racing following treatment for depression.  Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Kieren Fallon’s retirement from the saddle due to his battle with depression not only brings one of sport’s most successful and simultaneously turbul(...)

Ruby Walsh will ride at Limerick on Sunday after his fall at Clonmel on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

Ruby Walsh will return to the saddle at Limerick on Sunday after being stood down at Clonmel on Thursday. Walsh took a tumble from the Willie Mullins(...)

Talks about drawing up protocols for new out of competition testing have yet to take place between the ITBA and the Turf Club. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Talks are due to take place between the Turf Club and the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association to start implementing protocols for out of competit(...)

Davy Condon has been forced to retire after his fall during the Grand National. Photograph: Inpho

Davy Condon has been forced to retire from the saddle due to a spinal injury.Condon was riding Portrait King in the Grand National at Aintree when he (...)

Robbie McNamara is recuperating after spinal surgery following a fall at Wexford. Photograph: Inpho

Jockey Robbie McNamara is said to be in “very good spirits” and is facing a period of recuperation after undergoing spinal surgery at Dublin’s Mater H(...)

Robbie McNamara sustained injuries to his back at Wexford on Friday.

Robbie McNamara will miss out on riding the topweight Lord Windermere in the Aintree Grand National after sustaining injuries to his back at Wexford o(...)

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