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Published: 17:00 | 22/6/16

Army Ranger out of Derby

US Army Ranger is to miss the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.

The son of Galileo had been due to spearhead Aidan O'Brien's assault on the Curragh Classic after finished just a length-and-a-half behind Harzand in the Investec Derby earlier this month.

However, a dirty scope means he will not line up in Saturday's contest.

"His scope just wasn't 100% clean today. It was a routine scope. Obviously it's a big pity," said O'Brien.

"He'll have a little rest now and we'll see where we go from there."

US Army Ranger's defection means Ryan Moore will partner Idaho with Shogun and Port Douglas also set to take their chance for the Ballydoyle handler.

Blame players for Bracewell exit, Wilson says

22:53 | 13/9/17

Ireland batsman Gary Wilson says the players are to blame for John Bracewell's exit as the national team's head coach.

Dockrell looking forward to Gayle test

18:08 | 12/9/17

Ireland off-spinner George Dockrell has fond memories of the last time he faced West Indies' destructive opener Chris Gayle in a one-day international.

Winning Grand Tour Triple Crown is 'humanly impossible', says Roche

12:24 | 11/9/17

Following Chris Froome’s historic Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana double, 1987 Triple Crown champion Stephen Roche has said a Grand Tour Triple Crown is “hum...

Hickey steps down from IOC's executive board

09:43 | 11/9/17

Ireland's former Olympic chief Pat Hickey has stepped down from his role on the International Olympic Committee's executive board.

Ford appointed new Ireland cricket head coach

11:13 | 9/9/17

Graham Ford has been announced as the new head coach of the Ireland cricket team.

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