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Profile of Leinster Rugby: Tangled up in blue

Profile of Leinster Rugby: Tangled up in blue

It is Leinster's success, and the political weight that comes with it, that has put them in an increasingly visible conflict with their paymasters in the IRFU

Upping the Ante: Leitrim’s laggards can take heart from irrepressible Iceland

Upping the Ante: Leitrim’s laggards can take heart from irrepressible Iceland

The doughty Scandinavians have proved that even the smallest teams can thrive in big tournaments: minnows like Leitrim must follow their example

Mondello: 50 years setting hearts racing

Mondello: 50 years setting hearts racing

A week ahead of Mondello Park’s 50th anniversary, John Reynolds speaks to its owner, property tycoon and former racing driver Martin Birrane, about the legendary track’s future

Sky’s La Liga loss points to bigger problems

Sky’s La Liga loss points to bigger problems

The loss of the rights to Spain’s La Liga will save Sky money in the short-term but, Emmet Ryan writes, it points to a massive issue for the broadcaster going forward

Upping the Ante : Sometimes, you just have to get back on the horse

Upping the Ante : Sometimes, you just have to get back on the horse

The sign of a good manager or trainer is that they back their people to the hilt, especially after a bad blunder

Back to business for Katie Taylor

Back to business for Katie Taylor

After a longer than usual break between bouts, Katie Taylor has got more than a title on her mind ahead of her unification bout this weekend, writes Emmet Ryan

Upping the Ante: Elliott and Mullins face off on the Punchestown battlefield

Upping the Ante: Elliott and Mullins face off on the Punchestown battlefield

As Willie Mullins strives to overtake Gordon Elliott at this week’s festival, can he draw inspiration from - of all people - Stalin?

Gambling: ‘I stole, begged, borrowed... I should not be alive’

Gambling: ‘I stole, begged, borrowed... I should not be alive’

One recovering addict shares his story of hope in the face of a national epidemic, but an apathetic government and avaricious bookmakers are hardly helping the situation

Media bans in sport hurt all of us

Media bans in sport hurt all of us

The efforts to restrict journalistic access ahead of Ulster rugby’s clash with Glasgow Warriors and the Carl Frampton vs Nonito Donaire fight simply can’t be allowed to stand, writes Emmet Ryan

Upping the Ante: It’s all to play for in upcoming hurling dust-up

Upping the Ante: It’s all to play for in upcoming hurling dust-up

Beautiful and brutal, the sport of heroes takes a stick to Gaelic football in terms of betting prospects

Upping the Ante: Things look rosy for Kew Gardens in St Leger

Upping the Ante: Things look rosy for Kew Gardens in St Leger

The progeny of Galileo is available at a highly tempting 25/1 to prevail in September’s race

Separation week hits the League of Ireland

Separation week hits the League of Ireland

With top of the table clashes in both divisions, the first real wild week of the League of Ireland season is upon us, according to Emmet Ryan

Upping the Ante : Mullins set to break his duck at Fairyhouse

Upping the Ante : Mullins set to break his duck at Fairyhouse

Champion trainer Willie Mullins has never won the Irish Grand National. Is that about to change?

It’s all about business for Anthony Joshua

It’s all about business for Anthony Joshua

Saturday night is about a strap and setting up the future for Anthony Joshua. Emmet Ryan on how the heavyweight champ will earn leverage by taking down Joseph Parker

Fergal Carruth is bloodied but unbowed

Fergal Carruth is bloodied but unbowed

IABA chief executive Carruth discusses Billy Walsh, Michael O’Reilly and whether Irish boxing can find its way back to being ‘a new Cuba’