Davis Love excited by Ryder Cup challenge

Davis Love re-appointed as US Ryder Cup captain Newly-appointed captain Davis Love believes a new team ethic from top to bottom can help the United States reverse their recent trend of poor results in the Ryder Cup. Love was appointed for a second time on Tuesday as the Americans look to avoid a fourth consecutive • Read More »

WATCH – Darren Clarke on his Ryder Cup coronation

Clarke proud to be Europe’s captain New European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke will put his much publicised dispute with outgoing skipper Paul McGinley to one side after he confirmed he consult his Irish colleague for advice ahead of the 2016 event at Hazeltine. Even though Clarke has endured a turbulent relationship with McGinley in recent • Read More »

Irishman Clarke favourite for Ryder Cup role

Clarke has a winning history in the Ryder Cup Darren Clarke is being tipped to be named as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain on Wednesday, as he vies to succeed fellow Irishman Paul McGinley in the prestigious role. Clarke, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thomas Bjorn are the contenders to succeed Paul McGinley at Hazeltine in September • Read More »

Tiger Woods takes ‘indefinite’ break from golf

Yet another lay-off for Woods Tiger Woods has announced he will take an indefinite break from golf as he bids to overcome his latest injury scare and poor form. The 14-time major champion withdrew midway through his first round at last week's Farmers Insurance Open in California due to back pain although he has allayed • Read More »

Retiring McCoy takes Hennessy Gold

Tony McCoy celebrates on Carlingford Lough, after winning the Hennessy Gold Cup A little over 24 hours after Tony McCoy stunned the racing world in announcing he would retire at the end of the season, the irrepressible jockey roared to a fairytale success in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown. McCoy had already ridden his • Read More »

Broken middle and lower vertebrae, both shoulder blades, both collarbones, ribs, ankle, cheekbones, wrist, ankle and leg plus a dislocated thumb and chipped teeth…A.P McCoy’s extraordinary career and injury list

Tony McCoy Tony McCoy Tony McCoy has enjoyed one of the most extraordinary careers in jump racing. Here’s a snapshot. Father: Peadar McCoy, bred County Hurdle winner Thumbs Up. Apprenticeship: Four years with Jim Bolger – rode work on horses such as Irish Derby winner St Jovite and Oaks winner Jet Ski Lady. First winner: • Read More »

Champion jockey Tony McCoy to quit racing at end of season

Tony McCoy Tony McCoy today announced he is to retire from racing at the end of the season. Just minutes after Mr Mole gave McCoy his 200th winner of the season as Sire De Grugy unseated three out in an incident-packed Betfair Price Rush Chase at Newbury. the champion jockey told Channel 4 Racing of • Read More »

A Feast of four Grade 1s including the Hennessy Gold Cup this Sunday

Boston Bob will be at Leopardstown this weekend Leopardstown will host four Grade 1 races with prize money of half a million this Sunday on Hennessy Gold Cup Day, one of the highlights of the national hunt season in Ireland. Only two weeks ago, Champion trainer Willie Mullins created a piece of history at Leopardstown • Read More »

Victorious McIlroy admits he still gets nervous

Rory McIlroy holds the trophy after winning the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament World number one Rory McIlroy admitted he was looking for the solid rather than the spectacular as he won the Dubai Desert Classic for a second time. The Northern Irishman won by three shots ahead of Alex Noren with a final round • Read More »