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Grand National 2017 Preview

Grand National 2017 Preview

Image Source by Aodán Boland April has arrived and so has the Aintree Festival! March was a bad month for the punters, but it’s a new month and it’s time for Aintree Saturday and, most importantly, The Grand National. Horse racing is difficult enough as it is, but the Grand National takes the biscuit completely;


Galway footballers one step closer to promotion

image: By Shane Brennan The Galway footballers have increased their chances of promotion after a dramatic victory against Down in Pairc Elsler. Optimism is clear to see in the west these days after yet another victory. This time the Tribesmen made it more difficult for themselves having to play the final 25 minutes of the game


Ireland Sweep the Board at Cheltenham

Image Source by Aodán Boland This year’s Cheltenham may have been a bad week for the punter, but it’s been a fantastic couple of days for Irish horse racing with Gordon Elliott taking home the Leading Trainer Award, Ruby Walsh being named Best Jockey and Ireland comfortably beating England to win the BetBright Cup with


Taylor Set To Face Koleva

by Shane Brennan Katie Taylor is set for a fight against ‘Hell’s Baby’ Koleva in her latest outing on the English stage in Manchester on March 25th. The fight is on the undercard of the lightweight rematch between Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla. Taylor saw off Italian Monica Gentili comfortably, last time out at the

AP McCoy unveils a statue of himself during Champion Day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 14, 2017. See PA story RACING Cheltenham. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial Use only, commercial use is subject to prior permission from The Jockey Club/Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Day 1 Recap

Image Source by Aodán Boland Cheltenham Festival 2017 – Altior lands the Arkle at odds of 1-4 Well where do I start? The first day of this year’s Cheltenham festival was certainly memorable. The day started with Gordon Elliott’s 25/1 runner Labaik pulling off a massive shock in the opening race by beating favourite Melon.


Cheltenham Day One Preview

Image Source by Aodán Boland It’s that time of the year again, the biggest four days on the racing calendar have arrived. The Cheltenham festival kicks off tomorrow: four days of fun, shocks and memories to last a lifetime. The big question on every punter’s mind is “Who should I be backing?”. I’m going to


Galway’s Pocket Rocket

Image: Lucasz Langowski by Brian Donnellon     Sinead Keon will be one of Ireland’s entrants in this autumn’s World Dwarf Games in Canada, and she will be representing us in three different sports, shot put, javelin and table tennis, the latter of which she is the defending champ from the 2013 games. All of that is impressive