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Golf Ireland announces 2021 Inter-Club formats; eight Competition Areas introduced

Castle’s Ross McKeever and Blanaid Nally celebrate their victory on the 17th green in the 2019 Irish Mixed Foursomes All Ireland Finals at Castletroy. Picture by Pat Cashman The 2021 Golf Ireland Inter-Club format has been announced following a significant consultation process and review of current GUI and ILGU competition structures.Golf Ireland Inte...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Munster, Connacht, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, ILGU, Inter Club, Ross McKeever, Leinster Ulster, Blanaid Nally, Golf Ireland Inter Club, Munster Munster East, Ulster Ulster North, Transition Board of Golf Ireland


GUI pencils in postponed AIG Cups and Shields semis for early 2021

Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh. Picture: GUI The All Ireland semi-finals and finals of the postponed AIG Cups and Shields have been pencilled in for Donegal Golf Club for the first quarter of next year.The decision was made following a full review of available options by the Golfing Union of Ireland and the dates of the rescheduled finals will be confirme...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Republic Of Ireland, Golf, Northern Ireland, All Ireland, Amateur golf, Golfing Union of Ireland, Golf Ireland, AIG Cups, AIG Pierce Purcell Shield, AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield, Donegal Golf Club


The K Club set to unveil golf simulator experience - K Club World

It was a media centre for the European Open in 2007 but The K Club has now found a new use for the Sprung Structure at the Palmer South Course and created K Golf World.Set to open in December, or when coronavirus health restrictions allow, it’s an indoor centre featuring golf simulators that will allow clients to play the best courses in the world and enjoy the hospitality that you would associate with a t...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Coaching, Amateur golf, K Club, The K Club, Palmer South Course, K Club World


GUI releases list of 110 Irish clubs aided by R&A Covid-19 Support Fund

The GUI has released the names of the 110 Irish clubs who will share €600,000 in financial support from the R&A Covid-19 Support Fund. A total of €596,550 will be awarded to 110 small and medium-sized clubs— a success rate of 96 percent — but unlike England Golf, which revealed the amount received by each of the 328 successful applicant clubs there, the amount awarded to each club has not been disclosed “...
Tags: England, ROI, Sport, Golf, Amateur golf, GUI ILGU Clubs, Phil Anderton


Irish golf clubs to receive €600K from R and A Covid-19 Support Fund

Cash-strapped Irish golf clubs who successfully applied for help will receive nearly €600,000 in financial support from the R&A Covid-19 Support Fund. A total of €596,550 will be awarded to 110 small and medium-sized clubs— a success rate of 96 percent.Mark Kennelly, CEO of Golf Ireland said: “While there are challenges ahead for golf, the funding supports made possible by The R&A will help those clubs mos...
Tags: ROI, Sport, Golf, Amateur golf, Golf Ireland, Mark Kennelly, GUI ILGU Clubs, Phil Anderton


Golf Ireland announces Men's High Performance and Girls Under 17 Performance panels

Alan Fahy (Dun Laoghaire) driving at the 7th tee in the matchplay round two of the AIG 2019 Irish Amateur Close Championship at Ballybunion Golf Club (05/08/2019). Picture by Pat Cashman Golf Ireland has announced the Men’s High Performance and Girls Under 17 Performance Development Panels for 2020-2021. This follows on from the announcement  earlier ...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Leinster, John Murphy, Dundalk, Kilkenny, Holywood, Tom McKibbin, Marc Boucher, Fahy, Dun Laoghaire, Kinsale, Amateur golf, Julie McCarthy, Carton House


Top-10 for Morley in Louisville - fourth in five starts for Oughterard man

Oughterard’s Devin Morley Oughterard’s Devin Morley clinched his fourth top-10 in his last five starts in the GCAA Amateur Series at the University of Louisville.The Galway man (23), who was second in the Bash at the Beach before the Covid-19 pandemic in March, finished ninth in the Kentucky Match Play Championship, third in the GCAA Amateur Series - ...
Tags: Kentucky, Georgia, Sport, Czech Republic, Golf, Dublin, Galway, Louisville, Murphy, John Murphy, University of Louisville, Morley, Schmid, Amateur golf, Jiri Zuska, Max Kennedy


Maiden US win for Lauren Walsh in North Carolina

Wake Forest’s Lauren Walsh Castlewarden’s Lauren Walsh gave her Curtis Cup hopes a huge boost when she won the Griffin Women's Amateur by five strokes at Grandover Resort in North Carolina.The Wake Forest sophomore (20) opened with rounds of 71 and 72 on the East Course at Grandover Resort in Greensboro to lead by two strokes into the final round on o...
Tags: US, Sport, Ireland, Golf, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Griffin, Great Britain, Walsh, Virginia Tech, NC State, Greensboro, Amateur golf, Julie McCarthy, Lauren Walsh, Lauren Walsh Castlewarden


Walsh retains two-shot lead in Grandover Women's Griffin Amateur

Lauren Walsh in action for Ireland in the Youth Olympics Castlewarden’s Lauren Walsh remains on track for her first win in the US after she carded a level-par 72 to take a two-shot lead in the final round of the Grandover Women's Griffin Amateur in North Carolina.The Wake Forest star (20) leads on one-under par from NC State’s Isabel Amezcua (74-71) a...
Tags: US, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Griffin, Charleston, Walsh, NC State, Greensboro, Amateur golf, Lauren Walsh, Griffin Amateur, North Carolina The Wake Forest, Isabel Amezcua, Jodee Tindal, Grandover Resort 's East Course


Lauren Walsh leads by two in Greensboro

Lauren Walsh pitching to the 16th green during the BMW Irish Golfer Shootout at The K Club) (21/07/2020). Picture by Pat Cashman Wake Forest’s Lauren Walsh made five birdies in a one-under 71 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Grandover Resort Women’s Griffith Amateur in Greensboro.The Castlewarden talent, now ranked 136th in the wo...
Tags: Sport, Golf, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Charleston, Walsh, Virginia Tech, Greensboro, Amateur golf, Hilton Head, East Course, The K Club, Lauren Walsh, Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, Pat Cashman Wake Forest, Griffith Amateur


Hard work pays off for Foley with 10-stroke Irish Close win

Hugh Foley (Royal Dublin) winner of the AIG 2020 Irish Amateur Close Championship at Sandy Hills Links, Rosapenna Golf Club, Co Donegal today (11/10/2020). Picture by Pat Cashman Hugh Foley became the first Royal Dublin player to win the title for 99 years when he romped to a ten-stroke win in the AIG Irish Amateur Close Championship at Rosapenna.A fu...
Tags: Sport, Aig, David, Golf, Dublin, Galway, Carter, Foley, Boucher, Ballybunion, Lahinch, Donegal, Hickey, David Foley, Waterville, Portmarnock


Ward beats wind, hail and rain to lead Irish Close by two at Rosapenna

Gary Ward (Kinsale) waiting on the 18th hole in the first round of the AIG 2020 Irish Amateur Close Championship at Sandy Hills Links, Rosapenna Golf Club, Co Donegal today (09/10/2020). Picture by Pat Cashman Rain, hail and high winds proved no impediment to Kinsale’s Gary Ward as he opened with a sensational two-under 70 to lead the 54-hole AIG Iris...
Tags: US, Sport, Aig, Ireland, Golf, Order Of Merit, Dublin, Adam Smith, Mcdonnell, Newlands, Ward, Lee Valley, Ryan, Boucher, BRIDGESTONE, Donegal


Hickey and Foley two clear at Rosapenna; Byrne and Boucher lurking

Hugh Foley (Royal Dublin) driving at the 6th tee in the second round of the AIG 2020 Irish Amateur Close Championship at Sandy Hills Links, Rosapenna Golf Club, Co Donegal today (10/10/2020). Picture by Pat Cashman Royal Dublin’s Hugh Foley left the driver in the bag and fired a six-under 66 to snatch a share of the lead heading into the final round o...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, Dublin, Castle, Gary, Ward, Foley, Boucher, Byrne, Donegal, Hickey, Portmarnock, Andrew Hickey, Marc Boucher, Fahy


Players braced for Close examination at Rosapenna's Sandy Hills Links

Reigning South of Ireland champion Sean Desmond in action during practice for the AIG Men’s Irish Close Championship at Rosapenna (Sandy Hills) on Thursday. Credit: GUI  Winning your first "Major" is the dream of every top amateur and the Sandy Hills Links at the stunning Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort will identify a top-class winner in the AIG Iris...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Ireland, Golf, Shane Lowry, Galway, Boucher, Malone, Kilkenny, Lahinch, Sligo, Donegal, Keith Egan, Egan, Dun Laoghaire, Liam Nolan


Four Irish progress at EuroPro Tour Q-School

Tom McKibbin (Ireland). Picture by Pat Cashman Four Irish players cruised through the first stage of the Europro Tour Q-School supported by Sky Sports.Holywood amateur Tom McKibbin finished was one of 25 to progress at the Players Club in Bristol where he tied fifth on level par after a brace of 70s, two shots behind winners David Langley and Leon Fri...
Tags: Sport, Yale, Golf, Bristol, Galway, Newbury, Holywood, Tom McKibbin, Players Club, John Hickey, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Ronan Mullarney, Europro Tour, Matty Lamb, Luke Donnelly


Top 10 finish for Kennedy on US debut

Max Kennedy (centre) Royal Dublin’s Max Kennedy tied for tenth in the South Bend GCAA Amateur in his first event in the US.The University of Louisville freshman followed an opening 65 with a 70 to go into the final round just two shots behind the world No 115, Notre Dame’s Palmer Jackson on seven-under-par at South Bend Country Club in Indiana.But whi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Kentucky, US, Sport, Indiana, Golf, Jackson, Notre Dame, Kennedy, Louisville, John Murphy, University of Louisville, Faldo, Amateur golf, Royal Dublin, Max Kennedy


Galbraith takes the spoils in Flogas Irish Scratch Series at The K Club

John Ross Galbraith (NIR) on the 10th tee during the Irish Scratch Series supported by Flogas, The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland. 29/06/2020 Picture: Golffile | Thos Caffrey Whitehead’s John Ross Galbraith carded a two-under 70 to win the Flogas Irish Scratch Series outing on the Ryder Cup course, Palmer North, at The K Club.The former Irish ...
Tags: Sport, Css, Golf, European Tour, Galbraith, Kevin Kennedy, Liam Farrell, David Ryan, Amateur golf, K Club, Stuart Grehan, Dermot McElroy, John Ross Galbraith, Tullamore, Paul McBride, Daniel Brennan


Berehaven claim historic first pennant with AIG Jimmy Bruen win

Berehaven Golf Club pictured after winning the Munster Final of the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield. Front row; Liam Hanley, Lorcan Harrington, Joe O’Sullivan, Joss Crowley, Joe O’Neill, David Kelly, Keith Hegarty (Captain), Dean Hegarty, James Harrington. Back row: Gavin Power, Chris Driscoll, Declan Dunne, Seamus Spencer, Brendan O’Driscoll, Chris Downey, Luke O’Sullivan, Craig Murphy, John O’Neill, Richard Murphy. Pi...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Munster, Cork, David Jones, Shannon, Killarney, O'Neill, Tramore, Mahony, Amateur golf, Jimmy Bruen, Fota Island, Jim Long, Keith Buckley, AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield


Carton House produce late heroics to retain Leinster title in AIG Senior Cup

Paul O'Hanlon (Carton House) won on the 21st to help Carton House retain the AIG Senior Cup Leinster title at Naas. Photo: Ronan Quinlan www.cashmanphotography.ie Paul O’Hanlon made a six-footer in fading light to beat Sean Ryan on the 21st and help Carton House retain their Leinster title in the AIG Senior Cup at Naas.The Kildare men beat Dun Laoghai...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, Munster, Galway, PAUL, Foley, Ryan, Hynes, Hanlon, Keith Egan, Egan, Co Meath, Marc Boucher, Sean Ryan, Dun Laoghaire


Double up for Portumna as McLoughlin wins Irish Mid-Amateur by two

James McLoughlin (Portumna) playing his second shot to the 18th greenin the final round of the 2020 Irish Mid Amateur Open Championship at Nenagh Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman James McLoughlin gave Portumna its second national title this year when he closed with a level par 72 at Nenagh Golf Club to win the Irish Mid-Amateur Championship on level ...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Campbell, Murphy, Warrenpoint, McLoughlin, Thurles, Amateur golf, Colm Campbell, Pat Cashman, Colm Campbell Warrenpoint, Lyons Galway, Powerscourt, Hogan Nenagh, Neenan Lahinch, Kennedy The Island


Max Kennedy just two back on US debut in Indiana

Max Kennedy (Royal Dublin) driving at the 16th tee in the second round of the 2019 Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at County Sligo Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman Royal Dublin’s Max Kennedy is just two shots off the lead with a round to play after making a sensational start in his first event in the US.The University of Louisville freshman ha...
Tags: Kentucky, US, Sport, Indiana, Golf, Dublin, Notre Dame, Kennedy, John Murphy, University of Louisville, O'Hare, Faldo, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Max Kennedy Royal Dublin, Max Kennedy


Bohane and Kirby decipher greens to lead Irish Mid-Am

Peter Kirby (Dun Laoghaire) driving from the 5th tee during the second round of the 2020 Irish Mid Amateur Open Championship at Nenagh Golf Club today (03/10/2020). Picture by Pat Cashman Dun Laoghaire’s Peter Kirby and Lee Valley’s Ian Bohane are out in front after the opening day of the Irish Mid-Amateur Championship at Nenagh Golf Club.Both player...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Cork, Lee Valley, Kirby, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Stackstown, Lyons Galway, Powerscourt, Hogan Nenagh, Ian Bohane, Flynn Tramore, Neenan Lahinch, Kennedy The Island


Farewell to Tommy Corridan, gentleman golfer

Tom Corridan receives the Irish Amateur Close trophy from GUI President Mick Fitzpatrick at Killarney in 1983 Munster and Irish golf said goodbye to one of the great characters of the game on Wednesday when big Tom Corridan was laid to rest at St. John's Cemetery in his native Ballybunion, aged 61.A larger than life character in every sense of the wor...
Tags: Scotland, Aer Lingus, Sport, Power, Britain, Ireland, Nick Faldo, Golf, Portugal, Kerry, GUI, Munster, Limerick, Connacht, Tom, George


Double up for Mullingar couple

John and Karen Walsh won their respective Presidents’ prizes at Mullingar Golf Club Winning the President’s Prize is a big deal in any household but the husband and wife team of John and Karen Shaw were successful on the double at Mullingar Golf Club recently. ...
Tags: Sport, Karen, Golf, John, Anne, John Shaw, Anne Duffy, Amateur golf, Mullingar, Mullingar Golf Club, Karen Walsh, Golf Programme, Karen Shaw, Eugene Hill, Karen Shaw Karen


David Kearney announces end to long-time role as ILGU High Performance Manager

David Kearney with Leona Maguire, Olivia Mehaffey and Annabel Wilson at the World Amateur Team Championship in Mexico In November 2018 ILGU High Performance Manager David Kearney sat at an industry dinner to find himself recognising the person across the table. It was an ILGU National Panellist from sixteen years previous – the first year he had taken...
Tags: Mexico, US, Sport, David, Ireland, Golf, Dublin, GUI, Leinster, Steph, Kearney, Leona, Billy Walsh, Leona Maguire, Stephanie Meadow, Amateur golf


Two in a row for Hickey in Flogas Irish Scratch Series

John Hickey. Picture: Niall O’Shea Cork golfer John Hickey clinched his second win in a row in the Flogas Irish Scratch Series at The K Club.The former Munster interprovincial carded a two-under 70 on the Palmer South Course to win the top gross prize by one stroke from Portmarnock Links’ Robin Dawson with Naas professional Conor O’Rourke third, also ...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Hickey, Paul Buckley, Keith Egan, Naas, Kevin Murphy, Michael Wright, Conor O'Rourke, John Hickey, Amateur golf, PGA Irish Region, Brian McCormack, Stuart Grehan, Robin Dawson, Portmarnock Links


Teenage kicks for Faithlegg as Milne inspires young guns to AIG Munster Senior Cup win

Rory Milne (Faithlegg) in action in the AIG Senior Cup Munster Final in Killarney. Picture: Niall O'Shea Teenager Rory Milne led Faithlegg’s young guns to their first Munster AIG Senior Cup pennant with a 4-1 win over Douglas at Killarney.Milne was out in the first match against Douglas' Peter O'Keeffe and the teenager made three early birdies to go t...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, Limerick, Douglas, Jack Murphy, Milne, O'Sullivan, Killeen, Killarney, Tralee, Alex King, Keeffe, Amateur golf, Faithlegg, Michael O'Kelly


Spanish Point claim AIG Pierce Purcell glory at the 24th - 24 hours later

Spanish Point’s Patrick Hogan celebrates the winning putt of The AIG Pierce Purcell Shield Final at Fermoy Golf Club, Co. Cork .© Golffile | Oisin Keniry) It took an extra 24 hours but it was well worth the wait as Spanish Point beat Kenmare at the sixth tie hole to claim the Munster title in the AIG Pierce Purcell Shield at Fermoy. Spanish Point's Se...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, Vaughan, Hogan, Kenmare, Sean Murphy, Clare, Sean McMahon, David Prendergast, Amateur golf, Patrick Hogan, East Cork, Cahir Park, AIG Pierce Purcell Shield, AIG Pierce Purcell


Castletroy wins AIG Munster Junior Cup; Spanish Point and Kenmare 2-2 in Pierce Purcell

A view of the action between Spanish Point GC and Kenmare GC shortly before the match was postponed due to lack of light during the AIG Munster Junior Cup Final at Fermoy Golf Club, Co. Cork 26/09/2020 Picture: Golffile | Oisin Keniry Castletroy impressively overcame Dungarvan 4-1 to win the Munster Final of the AIG Junior Cup at Fermoy.John Kavanagh ...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, Hamilton, Munster, Limerick, Douglas, John Kavanagh, Kenmare, Donnell, Sean Murphy, Sullivan, Castletroy, John Lynch, Tralee, Sean McMahon


Dates set for AIG Cups and Shields All Ireland Finals; Boys Inter-Club postponed

Daniel Raher (Dungarvan) on the 17th tee during Round 2 of the Ulster Boys Championship at Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh, Donegal, Co Donegal on Thursday 25th April 2019. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ie The Golfing Union of Ireland has confirmed the dates for the All-Ireland Finals of the AIG Cups and Shields, with the four competitions being hel...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Republic Of Ireland, Golf, Northern Ireland, Leinster, Munster, Connacht, Ulster, Donegal, Amateur golf, Golfing Union of Ireland, Jimmy Bruen, Thos Caffrey, AIG Pierce Purcell Shield, AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield