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No longer At The Races - but fear not

No longer At The Races - but fear not

What were the odds of Irish horseracing abandoning its long association with the TV channel? Still, if nothing else, it might get us back to the actual racecourse

What you need to know about the 2018 Winter Olympics

What you need to know about the 2018 Winter Olympics

For once, the Winter Olympics are actually taking place in a place where it’s winter. Emmet Ryan on what to watch out for in Pyeongchang 2018

Moving away from the memory of Rio

Moving away from the memory of Rio

Ahead of the Winter Games, Olympic Council of Ireland chief Sarah Keane reveals how she’ll bring the organisation out from under the shadow of Rio

Sport still in pole position for sponsorship spending

Sport still in pole position for sponsorship spending

Recent research points to increased consolidation by sponsors in the Irish market, writes Kelli O’Keeffe

British betting shops are poor relations of our own

British betting shops are poor relations of our own

Plan to dramatically cut stakes on machines is another nail in coffin

Fly, Eagles Fly

Fly, Eagles Fly

Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, Emmet Ryan on why there’s only one reasonable choice for fans to root for

How Cork City FC was saved

How Cork City FC was saved

Niamh O’Mahony was among a group of Cork fans who rescued their team from examinership. Now her job is to help others repeat the trick all over Europe

Snap up Total Recall at 5/1 before it’s too late

Snap up Total Recall at 5/1 before it’s too late

British competitors should be haring after the €1.5 million prize in the Champion Stakes this year – but for some reason, they’re staying home

Familiarity breeds conflict for Ireland’s basketball cup final

Familiarity breeds conflict for Ireland’s basketball cup final

UCD Marian and Templeogue face off in the Irish men’s cup basketball cup final on Saturday night. Emmet Ryan caught up with key players from both sides ahead of the clash of two fierce Dublin rivals

Time to stop playing with matches

Time to stop playing with matches

Micheál Briody and the CPA are desperate to sort out the clogged mess that is the GAA’s calendar of club fixtures. But he believes their efforts are being stymied at every turn, writes Ewan MacKenna

Irish tycoons at centre of London Irish intrigue

Irish tycoons at centre of London Irish intrigue

As one bid for the Exiles is knocked back and relegation looms, can Mick Crossan’s club find an investor to restore its fortunes? Róisín Burke reports

The patience of Irish football fans may be running out

The patience of Irish football fans may be running out

Martin O’Neill’s contract has made the headlines - but what about the FAI’s duty to fans who are still waiting to see who the national team will actually be playing?

It’s time to Bortlieve

It’s time to Bortlieve

With the participants in the year’s Super Bowl being decided on Sunday, Emmet Ryan writes about much-maligned Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles and how his awkwardness has endeared him to fans

Melbourne’s Sharapova gaffe a needless distraction

Melbourne’s Sharapova gaffe a needless distraction

The Australian Open has the toughest time of any of the tennis majors, but the organisers did themselves no favours by having convicted drug cheat Maria Sharapova represent the women at the draw

2018: The year sport saves its soul?

2018: The year sport saves its soul?

Imagine if this year were different: if sporting officials dropped their hypocrisy, if superstars started campaigning for the homeless, if Mayo stormed to an historic All-Ireland victory. You never know, some of it might happen...