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Whelan ends long wait with epic Mullingar Scratch Trophy victory

Jake Whelan (Grange) winner of the 2021 Sherry Fitzgerald Davitt & Davitt / Pinergy sponsored Mullingar Scratch Trophy at Mullingar Golf Club today (02/08/2021). Picture by Pat Cashman Jake Whelan is no longer the quiet man of Irish golf after he birdied the last two holes to claim a one-shot win in the Mullingar Scratch Trophy and loudly announce his...
Tags: Sport, Fox, West, Ireland, Ford, Golf, Paul Mcginley, Leinster, Chattanooga, Galway, Newlands, TJ, Jake, Enniscorthy, Whelan, University of Tennessee


Southern comfort as Ford strides into three-shot lead in Mullingar

TJ Ford (Co Sligo) leads the Sherry Fitzgerald Davitt & Davitt and Pinergy sponsored Mullingar Scratch Trophy by three strokes at halfway. Picture: Niall O'Shea Brand new shoes worked wonders for recently-crowned South of Ireland Amateur champion TJ Ford as he followed an opening 68 with a six-under 66 to take a three-stroke lead into the final two ro...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Heritage, Ford, Golf, Paul Mcginley, States, Alex, Enniscorthy, Whelan, SKECHERS, Lahinch, Sligo, Grange, Elm Park, Conroy


Clancy wins 49th Hermitage Ladies Scratch Cup

Killarney’s Valerie Clancy shows off the Hermitage Ladies Scratch Cup. Picture: Meabh Fitzpatrick for Coalesce Killarney’s Valerie Clancy carded rounds of 70 and 68 to win the 49th edition of the prestigious Hermitage Ladies Scratch Cup.The Irish international, a sophomore at the University of Indiana this year, finished a whopping shots clear of Cou...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Louth, Killarney, Clancy, Hermitage, University of Indiana, Elm Park, Amateur golf, Deirdre Smith, Valerie Clancy, Valerie Clancy Killarney, Rachel McDonnell, Kate Lanigan, Ciara Casey, Ciara Casey Hermitage


Ford heads field for 59th Mullingar Scratch Trophy

TJ Ford (Co Sligo Golf Club) with the South of Ireland trophy. Picture: Niall O'Shea Newly-crowned South of Ireland champion TJ Ford heads a stellar field for the 59th Mullingar Scratch Trophy this weekend.The Rosses Point man (24) will have another chance to move up the Order of Merit in his quest for an Irish cap as he’s joined in an event sponsored...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Ford, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Dublin, Shane Lowry, Darren Clarke, South, Adam Smith, PAUL, Sean, Lahinch, Paul McGann, Portmarnock, Dun Laoghaire


TJ Ford and Alan Fahy through to South of Ireland final at Lahinch

Lahinch Golf Club TJ Ford will be bidding to become the first County Sligo winner of the Pierse Motors Volkswagen sponsored South of Ireland title when he faces Dun Laoghaire’s Alan Fahy in this afternoon’s final at Lahinch.The 24-year old, who works full time in golf marketing, beat Fortwilliam’s Hugh O’Hare 2 and 1 in scorching conditions in the fir...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Ford, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Dublin, Galway, Enniscorthy, Ewing, Roscommon, Lahinch, John Burke, Marc Boucher, Fahy, Conroy, O'Hare


Impressive Ford finds the zone to claim epic South of Ireland victory at Lahinch

TJ Ford (Co Sligo Golf Club) who won the Pierse Motors Volkswagen sponsored South of Ireland Championship at Lahinch Golf Club. Picture: Niall O'Shea TJ FORD got in the zone and made history by becoming the first player from County Sligo Golf Club to win the prestigious South of Ireland Championship at sun-drenched Lahinch.Where Cecil Ewing fell to th...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Ford, Golf, TJ, Enniscorthy, Lahinch, John Burke, Fahy, Amateur golf, Maynooth University, Wicklow, Alan Fahy, County Sligo Golf Club, Cecil Ewing, Fortwilliam


Ford, O'Hare, Conroy and Fahy into last four at Lahinch

Alan Fahy (Dun Laoghaire Golf Club) in action at Lahinch during the South of Ireland Championship. Picture © Fran Caffrey / Golffile.ie Dun Laoghaire's Alan Fahy survived a marathon 42-hole day to battle his way into Sunday's semi-finals of the Pierse Motors Volkswagen sponsored South of Ireland Championship at Lahinch.Three down after nine holes of h...
Tags: US, Sport, Ireland, Ford, Golf, Belfast, John, Dublin, Richard, Alex, Kennedy, South, Douglas, Josh, PAUL, John Murphy


Knightly facing another battle Royal at Lahinch

Richard Knightly (Royal Dublin Golf Club) during the 1st round of the South of Ireland Championship at Lahinch © Golffile | Fran Caffrey The open draw threw up its share of juicy encounters but it was bittersweet for Royal Dublin’s Richard Knightly as he ousted one clubmate only to face another in today’s third round of the weather-delayed South of I...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Kennedy, Max, Douglas, Foley, Rochford, University of Louisville, O'Sullivan, Hugh, Clare, Lahinch, McCarron, Grange, Tralee


Knightly rides on with gripping one hole win over leading qualifier Kennedy

Royal Dublin’s Richard Knightly. Picture by Pat Cashman Photography Richard Knightly claimed the scalp of another Royal Dublin man for the second match running when he finished birdie-birdie to clinch a dramatic one-hole win over leading qualifier Max Kennedy to reach the quarter-finals of the Pierse Motors Volkswagen sponsored South of Ireland Amateu...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, Dublin, Kennedy, Louisville, Enniscorthy, University of Louisville, Lahinch, Sligo, Naas, Royal Portrush, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Carton House, Royal Dublin


Kennedy tops South of Ireland qualifiers at sun-baked Lahinch

Royal Dublin’s Max Kennedy during the first round of the South of Ireland Championship at Lahinch Golf Club, Picture © Fran Caffrey / Golffile.ie A call to coach Noel Fox worked like a dream as Douglas' Peter O'Keeffe kept his dream of winning the Pierse Motors Volkswagen sponsored South of Ireland Amateur Championship alive with a super second round ...
Tags: England, Sport, Fox, Ireland, Heritage, Golf, Connor, Dublin, Kennedy, Galway, Murphy, Malone, Byrne, Ballymena, Lyons, O'Sullivan


O'Connor burns it up in Lahinch with sizzling 63

Thomas O'Connor (Athlone) carded a nine-under-par 63 to lead the 119th South of Ireland Championship, sponsored by Pierse Motors Volkswagen. Picture by Pat Cashman Amateur golf is a young man’s game these days but Athlone’s Thomas O’Connor was pleased to “buck the trend” and open with a nine-under 63 that matched the scorching weather to lead after th...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Heritage, Arizona, Golf, Dubai, North West, Connor, Kennedy, Mcgrath, Limerick, Galway, David Marshall, Marshall, Mcdonnell, Murphy


O'Rourke best in Irish Scratch Series at The K Club

Conor O'Rourke. Picture by Pat Cashman Conor O’Rourke’s local knowledge proved key as fired an impressive 68 to win the second Irish Scratch Series outing of the season at The K Club’s Palmer Course South.A four-under par effort by the Naas professional, who represents The K Club on tour, saw him outscore Seapoint amateur Dylan Keating by five strokes...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Rourke, LPGA, Naas, Amateur golf, Challenge Tour, K Club, The K Club, Conor O Rourke, Dylan Keating, Valerie Keating, Emmet Savage, The Irish Scratch Series, Palmer Course South, Pat Cashman Conor O'Rourke


Maguire joins Laytown and Bettystown legends with North win

Alex Maguire. Picture © Golffile Alex Maguire was inspired by Shane Lowry’s Open triumph as added the North of Ireland Amateur Open Championship to his win in last month’s Connacht Strokeplay.He defeated Galgorm Gastle’s Michael Reid by two holes in a pulsating Final at Royal Portrush where there was never more than a hole in it until the last as the ...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Shane Lowry, Lowry, Michael, Maguire, Reid, Royal Portrush, Amateur golf, Royal Dublin, Robbie Cannon, Michael Reid, Declan Branigan, Laytown, Bettystown


O'Keeffe seeks Portrush redemption; Bournemann six clear; Dawson shines at Tramore

Peter O'Keeffe (Douglas) on the 17th during Round 2 of the North of Ireland Amateur Open Championship 2019 at Portstewart Golf Club, Portstewart, Co. Antrim on Tuesday 9th July 2019. © Golffile | Thos Caffrey Douglas’ Peter O’Keeffe is looking to put his 2019 runner-up finish behind him and claim another amateur major after battling his way into the s...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Dad, Connacht, Adam Smith, Douglas, Peter, Maguire, Roscommon, Lisburn, Coulter, Joshua Robinson, Rebekah, Dawson, Portrush


Knightly lords it on day of shocks at Royal Portrush

Richard Knightly (Royal Dublin) Picture © Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ie Defending champion Arron Edwards-Hill and leading qualifier Joshua Hill crashed out on a day of shocks in the North of Ireland Amateur Open at Royal Portrush. Royal Dublin’s Richard Knightly, a player in fine form, defeated Edwards-Hill by one hole before he came from behind to d...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Ross, Adam Smith, Douglas, Hill, Sligo, Arron, Royal Portrush, Amateur golf, Mullingar, Richard Knightly, Knightly, Tandragee, Michael Reid


Hill tops North qualifiers as just one two-over makes cut

Joshua Hill (Galgorm Castle) Picture © Golffile | Thos Caffrey Galgorm Castle’s Joshua Hill topped the qualifiers on a countback from clubmate Michael Reid in the North of Ireland Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush.A member of the Irish U18 panel, he compensated for two bogeys and a triple bogey on the 14th at the Dunluce links with five birdies a...
Tags: Amateur golf


Hewitt sets "North" pace with course record 62 on the Valley

James Hewitt (Tandragee) on the 11th tee during Round 2 of the Munster Stroke Play Championship 2020, Cork Golf Club, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland. 05/09/2020 Picture: Golffile | Thos Caffrey James Hewitt wrote his name into the Royal Portrush history books as he fired a course record, nine-under-par 62 on the Valley Links on the opening day of the 2021 No...
Tags: Sport, Golf, North, Hewitt, Valley, Lisburn, Chelmsford, Sligo, O Connor, Amateur golf, Muskerry, Roganstown, Jack Egan, Ruairi O Connor, James Hewitt Tandragee, Arron Edwards Hill


Mulholland a brilliant second in R&A Senior Amateur Championship

David Mulholland (Castlerock) Picture by Pat Cashman Castlerock's David Mulholland had no complaints as he finished a brilliant runner-up in the R&A Senior Amateur Championship at Ganton.Two strokes behind the 54-hole leader, England's Andrew Woodhead, after rounds of 76, 77 and 68, he went to the turn in three-under 33 as he followed a bogey at the ...
Tags: UK, England, London, US, Alabama, Sport, Iowa, Golf, Trevor, Sussex, Hertfordshire, Elliott, Foster, Elliot, Greenfield, Mulholland


Mixed starts for Ireland in European Team Championships

Marc Boucher (Carton House). Picture by Pat Cashman Ireland are under pressure to qualify for the top flight after a disappointing opening day performance left them propping up the field in the European Men’s Amateur Team Championship in Spain.Carton House’s Marc Boucher fired an excellent, level par 71 on the Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya that left...
Tags: England, Sweden, Wales, France, Scotland, Germany, Spain, Sport, Czech Republic, Ireland, Netherlands, Pga, Golf, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark


Ten Irish players seek dream starts in The Open

Hugh Foley (Royal Dublin) en route to victory in the 2020 AIG Irish Amateur Close Championship at Sandy Hills Links, Rosapenna Golf Club, Co Donegal last October. Picture by Pat Cashman Ten Irish players will be amongst the 288 dreamers chasing 12 golden tickets to The Open at Royal St George’s when they tee it up in 36-hole Final Qualifying at four ...
Tags: France, Sport, Czech Republic, Golf, European Tour, Nottinghamshire, Dublin, Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington, Lancashire, Limerick, Galway, Majors, 288, Tim Rice, Ballymena


Doyle and McCaughey win opening Flogas Irish Scratch Series event of 2021

Leona Maguire driving at the 15th tee during the Flogas sponsored Irish Scratch Series at Seapoint Golf Club 29/06/2020. Picture by Pat Cashman Andrew Doyle won the opening Flogas Irish Scratch Series event of the season at Seapoint Golf Club. He shot a gross 72 to win the top prize with Michael McCaughey the nett winner with a 73.Set up in 2020 by G...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Gary, Doyle, LPGA, Marc Boucher, South Course, Conor O'Rourke, Leona Maguire, McCaughey, Amateur golf, PGA Irish Region, John Ross Galbraith, The K Club, Lauren Walsh, Seapoint Golf Club


Sam Murphy romps to 10-shot win in Kerry Scratch Cup

Portumna’s Sam Murphy shows off the Kerry Group sponsored Kerry Scratch Cup. Portumna’s Sam Murphy is making a habit of racking up big wins as he showed by romping to a 10-shot victory in the Kerry Group sponsored Kerry Scratch Cup at magnificent Tralee.The 18-year old won the Irish Boys title by eight strokes at Thurles Golf Club last August and he w...
Tags: Kingdom, US, Sport, Arizona, Golf, Connor, Collins, Griffin, Murray, Carroll, Mcdonnell, Murphy, Neill, Lynch, Buckley, Donnell


Gardner, Hassett and Ni Cheilleachair triumph in Connacht tests

Rebekah Gardner (Clandeboye) winner of the Connacht Senior Women's Open 2021, Athlone Golf Club © Golffile | Thos Caffrey Clandeboye’s Rebekah Gardner claimed a three-stroke win in the 2021 Connacht Senior Open at Athlone.Starting the day one shot clear of Elm Park’s Emma Fleming, the duo swapped the lead on numerous occasions, but it was the 17th tha...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Connacht, Fleming, Emma, Mayo, Gardner, Athlone, Elm Park, Achill, Dun Laoghaire, Amateur golf, Hassett, Karen Lyons, Athlone Golf Club, Clandeboye


Irish cut in European Amateur Championship

Max Kennedy. Picture: Pat Cashman Irish quartet of hopefuls missed the 54-hole cut in the European Amateur Championship at Golf du Médoc Resort in France.ScoresThe cut fell at one-under 215 with Royal Dublin’s Max Kennedy finishing just two shots outside the mark on one-over after a third-round 70.Sweden’s Ludvig Åberg followed rounds of 65 and 61 wit...
Tags: Sweden, France, Sport, Golf, Dublin, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Max Kennedy, Ludvig Aberg, Médoc Resort, MCBOUCHER Marc Carton House, MCMORAN Robert Castle Golf Club, MCYOUNG Michael Saint Nom La Breteche


Ireland teams named for European Men's and Women's Team Championships

Aine Donegan (Lahinch) tees off in the AIG Irish Women's Amateur Close Championship at Ballybunion Golf Club © Golffile | Thos Caffrey Golf Ireland has announced two six-strong teams to represent Ireland at the European Amateur Team Championships next month.The men’s team will travel to PGA Catalunya in Spain with recent Walker Cup representative Mark...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Ireland, Golf, John Carroll, Bandon, Amateur golf, PGA Catalunya, Eamonn O'Flanagan, Ballybunion Golf Club, Caolan Rafferty Dundalk, Annabel Wilson Lurgan, Laura Webb, Hermitage Golf Club, Beth Coulter Kirkistown Castle, John McKinstry Cairndhu


Foster joins the greats with AIG Irish Women's Close win

Anna Foster shows off the AIG Irish Women’s Close trophy. Picture courtesy Golf Ireland Anna Foster was thrilled to etch her name alongside Leona and Lisa Maguire and Olivia Mehaffey on the AIG Irish Women’s Amateur Close trophy with a 2&1 win over Kirkistown Castle's Beth Coulter at Ballybunion.A freshman at prestigious Auburn University in Alabama t...
Tags: Alabama, Sport, Aig, Golf, Foster, Auburn University, Maguire, Roscommon, Beth, Coulter, Ballybunion, Leona, Shannon Burke, Amateur golf, Olivia Mehaffey, Lisa Maguire


Teenagers Costello and Coulter advance to AIG Irish Women's Close semis

Olivia Costello (Roscommon) on the 3rd during Matchplay Day 1 of the AIG Irish Women's Amateur Close Championship at Ballybunion Golf Club Picture © Golffile | Thos Caffrey Teenagers Olivia Costello and Beth Coulter lit up the AIG Irish Women’s Close as they progressed to Sunday morning’s semifinals in impressive fashion at Ballybunion.Roscommon star ...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, Smith, Douglas, Foster, Emma, Byrne, Roscommon, Coulter, Killarney, Ballybunion, Valerie, COSTELLO, Elm Park, Shannon Burke


Favourites advance in AIG Irish Women's Close

Sara Byrne (Douglas) on the 4th tee during Matchplay Day 1 of the AIG Irish Women's Amateur Close Championship, Ballybunion Golf Club, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, Ireland. © Golffile | Thos Caffrey Munster golfers dominated the opening day of matchplay combat in the AIG Irish Women’s Close with seven golfers from the province through to the last 16 at Ba...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, Miami, Cork, Thompson, Martin, Burke, Brien, Louth, Byrne, Browne, Kilkenny, Foyle, Coulter, Ballybunion


Coulter leads AIG Irish Women's Close qualifiers at Ballybunion

Beth Coulter. Picture © Golffile Thos Caffrey Kirkistown Castle teenager Beth Coulter continued her fine run of form when she carded rounds of 73 and 79 to top the qualifiers in AIG Irish Women's Amateur Close Championship at a testing Ballybunion.After finishing fourth in qualifying for the Women’s Amateur Championship at Kilmarnock (Barassie) last w...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, Miami, Kerry, Douglas, John Murphy, Byrne, Aine, Roscommon, Beth, Foyle, Coulter, Ballybunion, Lahinch, Tom McKibbin


O'Neill and Kennedy off to flying starts in The Amateur

Connemara's Luke O'Neill and Royal Dublin's Max Kennedy opened with one-under 70s to head the 16-strong Irish challenge in 36-hole qualifying for The Amateur Championship at Nairn.Nairn's Calum Scott shot a four-under 67 to lead by one stroke from English Walker Cup player Jack Dyer and by three shots from England's Frank Kennedy and the Irish pair in the race to make the top 64 who qualify for the matchpl...
Tags: England, Sport, Golf, Dublin, Hare, Kennedy, Scott, Neill, Sandy, Connemara, Dyer, University of Louisville, Kilkenny, Grange, Keith Egan, Calum Scott