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#Starter's Orders

# starters-orders - Friday 22 June, 2018

'I didn't get stuck into players enough': Stockdale targets aerial improvement in Sydney

The winger has been working on his aerial ability over the last two weeks ahead of his return to the Test arena.

# starters-orders - Saturday 23 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing Starter's Orders This post contains videos

'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing

‘Ring of fire’, it turned out, was a slight exaggeration.

# starters-orders - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Pat Kenny is coming back to your screens * Starter's Orders

Pat Kenny is coming back to your screens *

* But only to chair the first leaders’ debate of the election race this Thursday.

# starters-orders - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Ireland still planning to issue short-term bonds this summer Starter's Orders

Ireland still planning to issue short-term bonds this summer

The NTMA says it wants to get back to issuing some bills ‘during the summer months’ to warm up for full re-entry.

# starters-orders - Friday 17 February, 2012

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Betfair Day at Newbury

With some top Cheltenham contenders set to go to post, Declan Smyth picks us a few winners from today’s rescheduled card at Newbury.

# starters-orders - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie One in, all in: Seven up for 2011 Presidential contest Starter's Orders

One in, all in: Seven up for 2011 Presidential contest

The nominations of Dana Rosemary Scallon and David Norris mean that the ballot paper next month will be the most crowded ever.

# starters-orders - Friday 9 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie First candidates named in Dublin West by-election Starter's Orders

First candidates named in Dublin West by-election

The election is eight weeks away, but we already have a few candidates – though larger parties are yet to name theirs.

# starters-orders - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend's racing

We take a look at the runners and riders for today’s feature, the Group 2 Lonsdale Cup at York.

# starters-orders - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend’s racing

Niall informs us that his last four naps have all come in. We haven’t verified that yet, but find out which 5/1 shot he has picked on today’s card.

# starters-orders - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend's racing

We’re off to the Curragh tomorrow for the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes.

# starters-orders - Saturday 30 July, 2011

Mark your Card: Nassau Stakes at Newbury

We take a look at today’s Group 1 contest in Goodwood, as well as the best of the rest from the card in Galway.

# starters-orders - Friday 29 July, 2011

Mark your Card: Day five at the Galway Races

Niall’s naps came home on Wednesday and Thursday. Find out who he has plumped for on today’s card in Galway.

# starters-orders - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Mark your Card: Ladies' Day in Galway

It’s not all about the fancy frocks though – we have a look at the runners and riders in the day’s feature, the Galway Hurdle.

# starters-orders - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Mark your Card: Galway Plate day in Ballybrit

We look ahead to a busy day of racing out west, not to mention one of the most highly anticipated races of the year – Frankel v Canford Cliffs in the Sussex Stakes.

# starters-orders - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Mark your Card: Day two at Galway

Here’s our take on the runners and riders at Ballybrit today, including a nice each-way punt in the day’s feature.

# starters-orders - Monday 25 July, 2011

Mark your Card: Galway Festival day one

We take a look at the runners and riders on day one at Ballybrit. Go on ya good thing …

# starters-orders - Saturday 23 July, 2011

Mark Your Card: King George VI day at Ascot

There’s money to be made in today’s feature race. Read our guide to all of the action on both sides of the pond.

# starters-orders - Sunday 17 July, 2011

Mark Your Card: Irish Oaks day at the Curragh

This afternoon’s Irish Classic is wide open, but we think we might have found a little bit of value.

# starters-orders - Saturday 2 July, 2011

Mark Your Card: Coral-Eclipse day at Sandown

Niall reckons his 7/1 shot could go close at Haydock this afternoon – what do you think?

# starters-orders - Saturday 18 June, 2011

Mark Your Card: Saturday at Royal Ascot

We’ve scoured the runners and riders for today and we’re hopeful (not confident, mind you) that a 5/1 winner could be coming our way.

# starters-orders - Friday 17 June, 2011

Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day Four

Here are the runners and riders for Coronation Stakes day.

# starters-orders - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Mark Your Card: Gold Cup day at Royal Ascot

Niall has spent the morning studying the form for Day Three at Ascot. Here are his best bets from today’s card.

# starters-orders - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day Two

Niall tossed a coin and napped a winner at Royal Ascot yesterday. Here are his best bets for Day Two.

# starters-orders - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day One

The five-day Royal Ascot festival is almost upon us. We take a look at the runners and riders for Day One.

# starters-orders - Friday 3 June, 2011

Mark Your Card: Oaks day at Epsom

Mark Hobbs has the lowdown on today’s high-class card at Epsom.

# starters-orders - Friday 6 May, 2011

Mark Your Card: Hurricane to Fly again

It’s another intriguing day of racing at Punchestown today – Mark Hobbs identifies the best value.

# starters-orders - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Mark your Card: Punchestown Day Three

Mark Hobbs is back with his picks for Day Three of the Punchestown Festival – including an interesting nap at 8/1.

# starters-orders - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day Two

Mark Hobbs won a few of us some extra lunch money yesterday with his pick at the Kildare venue. Here’s today’s wisdom. You’re welcome.

# starters-orders - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day One

Mark Hobbs has been up all night studying the form. Here are his selections for day one at the Co. Kildare racetrack.

# starters-orders - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Mark Your Card: 2000 Guineas Day

Mark Hobbs’ takes you through his picks for one of racing’s most iconic occasions.

# starters-orders - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Mark Your Card: Fairyhouse Day Three

Mark Hobbs came dangerously close to Grand National glory with 22/1 shot Western Charmer yesterday. Read his thoughts on the final day of the Fairyhouse meeting here.

# starters-orders - Monday 25 April, 2011

Mark your card: Grand National Day at Fairyhouse

Mark Hobbs didn’t buy Easter eggs this year – he tipped a 9/2 winner yesterday instead. Read his thoughts on today’s card at Fairyhouse.

# starters-orders - Friday 18 March, 2011

Gold Cup Preview: can the Irish spring one last surprise at Cheltenham?

The Cheltenham Festival is nearly done and dusted for another year but the biggest race of all is still to come. We throw an eye over the cast for this afternoon’s Cheltenham Gold Cup.

# starters-orders - Thursday 17 March, 2011

World Hurdle Preview: Big Buck’s worth every penny

We take a look at the runners and riders in the third day’s feature race, the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.

# starters-orders - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Queen Mother Preview: can Big Zeb mastermind back-to-back victories?

The race-card for Day Two is an absolute cracker. We look ahead to day’s main event, the sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase.

# starters-orders - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Champion Hurdle Preview: who will step into Binocular's shoes?

With this year’s Cheltenham Festival about to get underway, we take a closer look at the first day’s big race – the Stan James Champion Hurdle.

Mark Your Card: Tuesday

It’s better than the Morning Line and the Racing Post rolled into one. Mark Hobbs is here with an overview of today’s Cheltenham card.