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Ladies Irish Open return a priority for LET

Ladies European Tour CEO, Alexandra Armas. Picture: LET The Ladies European Tour insists it will continue its fight to revive the Ladies Irish Open and bring it back next year.The LET released a record-breaking 2021 schedule on February 12 and while the Ladies Irish Open was conspicuous by its absence for the ninth year in a row, Ladies European Tour,...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Switzerland, Finland, Holland, Ladies European Tour, Leona, Leona Maguire, Dun Laoghaire, Stephanie Meadow, Killeen Castle, Portmarnock Links, Lake Nona


Mehaffey rings the changes as she waits patiently for pro plunge

Olivia Mehaffey hits a shot in practice at the Champions Club in Houston as ASU assistant coach Michelle Estill. her caddie this week, looks on. COVID-19 might have wrecked Olivia Mehaffey's plans to turn professional this year, but the Banbridge native has used her additional year of eligibility at Arizona State University to make major swing changes...
Tags: Texas, US, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Dallas, Ncaa, Houston, Arizona State University, Jersey, Asu, Majors, Olivia, Arizona State, Jorge, LPGA


Four Irish in Walker Cup squad; five Irishwomen make Curtis Cup panel

Mark Power in action at The K Club in July. Picture: Pat Cashman The R&A has selected two squads of Great Britain and Ireland players ahead of next year’s Walker Cup and Curtis Cup matches against the United States of America and the Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe.The 48th Walker Cup will be played at Seminole, Florida on 8 and ...
Tags: Europe, Florida, England, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Switzerland, St George, Great Britain, Lausanne, United States of America, John Murphy, Seminole, Hexham, Burnham, Nairn


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


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


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


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


Lester three clear at halfway in Connacht Stroke Play

Rowan Lester. Picture by Pat Cashman Hermitage’s Rowan Lester birdied five of the eight par fives to card rounds of 68 and 70 and take a three-stroke lead into the final 36 holes of the Connacht Stroke Play Championship at Portumna.The 2017 North of Ireland champion has been a consistent performer in the championships over the past few years, finishi...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Galway, Malone, Lester, Roscommon, Kilkenny, Lahinch, Portmarnock, Elm Park, Dun Laoghaire, Liam Nolan, Amateur golf, Rowan Lester, Alan Fahy


Murphy and Egan set the pace as young guns lurk in Munster Stroke Play

Eoin Murphy (Dundalk) on the 2nd tee during Round 1 of the Munster Stroke Play Championship 2020, Cork Golf Club, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland. 05/09/2020 Picture: Golffile | Thos Caffrey Some of Ireland's up and coming young players are starting to strut their stuff at senior level and a new face may join the championship winners and claim the Munster Str...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Connacht, Murphy, Ryan, Warrenpoint, Enniscorthy, Keating, Whelan, Lahinch, Keith Egan, Egan, Portmarnock, Geraghty, Dun Laoghaire


Wilson pips Murphy for Leinster Under 14 title at Ashbourne

Michael Wilson (Massereene) driving at the 18th tee during the 2020 Leinster Under 14 Boys Amateur Open at Ashbourne Golf Club today (24/08/2020). Picture by Pat Cashman Massereene’s Michael Wilson captured the Leinster Boys Under 14 Amateur Open when he edged out Douglas’ Jack Murphy on the break of a tie at Ashbourne.The pair shot one-over-par round...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Belfast, Douglas, Wilson, Murphy, Cooper, Coleman, Warrenpoint, Jack Murphy, Hogg, Michael Wilson, Ashbourne, Dun Laoghaire, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman


Stellar line-up for Mullingar Scratch Trophy

Co Louth’s Gerard Dunne contended for the Mullingar Scratch Trophy last year, finishing tied fifth. Picture: Pat Cashman Photography Three of the world’s top 100 amateurs will be fancied to add their names to the prestigious Mullingar Scratch Trophy this weekend.Amateur champion James Sugrue, the world 14; West of Ireland champion Caolan Rafferty, the...
Tags: US, Sport, Aig, Ireland, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Paul Mcginley, Dublin, The Island, Shane Lowry, Leinster, Ross, Westport, Galway, Adam Smith, Newlands


Friends lament passing of quintessential club pro Adam Whiston

Adam Whiston played a practice round with Arnold Palmer for the 1978 Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Irish golf became a little poorer on 9 May last with the passing of Adam Whiston, the much-loved and hugely respected Royal Tara professional.Son of Adam Whiston Snr, who was attached to Dun Laoghaire Golf Club for 46 years until his death in 1973, Adam Jn...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Pga, Golf, Palmer, Mona, PAUL, IMG, Johnny, Adam, UNIROYAL, Sharon, Slight, Tara, Grange, Whitson


O'Donovan digs deep to clinch Sunshine Tour card

Richard O’Donovan Lucan’s Richard O’Donovan paid tribute to coach Noel Fox after he survived a testing final round examination to clinch his Sunshine Tour card in style in South Africa.The Celbridge native lost coach Wayne Westner, his friend and mentor, in 2017. But he’s since found a new touchstone in former amateur great Fox, who has built and impressive reputation as a coach ...
Tags: Sport, Fox, South Africa, Golf, Noël, McIntyre, Donovan, O'Donovan, Leopardstown, WESTNER, Dun Laoghaire, Sunshine Tour, Richard O'Donovan, Wayne Westner, Houghton Golf Club, John Langan


'It's a sea change': Sinn Féin dares to dream on election day

Shane O’Brien, candidate for Dún Laoghaire, says support for party has been phenomenalIreland remembers what happened the last time it held a general election on a Saturday: Sinn Féin won a landslide, swept away establishment parties and changed the course of Irish history. It was 1918.That is an auspicious or ominous precedent, depending on your viewpoint, because just over a century later the republican party may be poised for another breakthrough. Voters went to the polls on Saturday after a ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK News, World news, Ireland, Sinn Féin, Ira, Dublin, Republican, Dun Laoghaire, Shane O'Brien


Olivia Mehaffey skips Augusta return to accept ANA Inspiration invite

Olivia Mehaffey Olivia Mehaffey has accepted an invitation to play in the LPGA Tour’s ANA Inspiration which means she will not be making her second appearance in the clashing Augusta National Women’s Amateur in April.The Banbridge star (22) will make her fourth appearance in a women’s Major as one of five amateur invitees for the 2020 Championship which will see Rolex Rankings No....
Tags: California, Americas, US, Sport, Golf, Northern Ireland, Arizona State University, Augusta, Arizona State, LPGA, Ye, Banbridge, Augusta National, Dun Laoghaire, Great Britain Ireland, Amateur golf


Revive Active continues support of ILGU's National Fourball Championship

Dun Laoghaire’s Caroline Hewitt will be hoping to see her club complete a hat trick of wins in the Revive Active Ladies National Interclub Fourball Finals a Thurles in October. image by Jenny Matthews/www.cashmanphotography.ie The ILGU has confirmed that Revive Active will continue its sponsorship of the National Fourball Championship for a fifth year with Dun Laoghaire going for ...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Dun Laoghaire, Amateur golf, Mullingar, ILGU, Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, Athenry Golf Club, Caroline Hewitt, Sinead Heraty, Thurles Golf Club, Jenny Matthews, Angela O Sullivan, Dáithi O'Connor


Tuohy claims Portmarnock Links spoils with impressive late show

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links Cahir Park's Paul Tuohy produced a brilliant late burst to win the TaylorMade Winters Series outing with a superb nett 70 at a cold and breezy Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links. The four-handicapper came up trumps in the final group of the day by following birdies at the 15th and 16th with two gutsy pars to finish. He won the nett by three strokes f...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Leinster, Newlands, Kelly, Foley, Byrne, Whelan, O'Donovan, Tralee, Athlone, Dun Laoghaire, Amateur golf, PGA Irish Region, Portmarnock Links


Dun Laoghaire retain Revive Active Ladies Fourball title

Caroline Hewitt and Angela O'Sullivan celebrate their win for Dun Laoghaire in the Revive Active Ladies National Interclub Fourball Finals at Athenry Golf Club. Picture: Jenny Matthews/Cashman Photography Dun Laoghaire retained the Revive Active Ladies Fourball title thanks to a 3.5-1.5 win over a combative Tramore at Athenry.Tramore started well but while they were three up at on...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Hanlon, Dillon, Tramore, Dun Laoghaire, Fiona Scott, Amateur golf, Halpin, Anna Dawson, Caroline Hewitt, Jenny Matthews, Jenny Matthews Cashman Photography Dun Laoghaire, Dunlaoghaire, Amanda O Connor, Angela O Sullivan


County Sligo the perfect host for Flogas Irish Amateur Open

County Sligo Golf Club The Walker Cup might be four months away, but it will be at the back of the players’ minds as they tee it up at the Rosses Point home of the great Cecil Ewing in the Flogas Irish Amateur Open today.County Sligo Golf Club will host Irish golf's blue riband for only the second time since Joe Carr triumphed there in 1950 — a fitting honour for a club celebratin...
Tags: Europe, US, Sport, Power, West, Ireland, Liverpool, Golf, Wake Forest, Padraig Harrington, Great Britain, Carr, John Murphy, Sean, Ewing, Dundalk


Lyons leads as experience pays off at Munster Strokeplay

Joe Lyons. Picture: Pat Cashman Galway’s Joe Lyons took a three-stroke lead into the last two round of the Munster Strokeplay Championship at Cork Golf Club.The 46-year-old from Banagher in Co Offaly lead on three-under 141 from defending champion Alan Fahy from Dun Laoghaire, who shot 68 in round two, and Carton House’s Keith Egan.Winner of the West of Ireland champion in 2007, ...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Galway, Lee Valley, Lyons, Portmarnock, Dun Laoghaire, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Nenagh, Carton House, Jack McDonnell, Forrest Little, Robbie Cannon, Alan Fahy


Rafferty joins Kennedy atop packed West leaderboard

Caolan Rafferty, picture in action at Laytown and Bettystown recently, co-leads the West of Ireland Championship after a second round 66 Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty produced a breathtaking display of iron-play to join teenager Max Kennedy in the halfway lead in the Radisson Blu sponsored West of Ireland Championship at a sun-kissed County Sligo.Ranked 41st in the world, the internat...
Tags: Amateur golf


Early West a major test as County Sligo opens 125th anniversary celebrations

The 17th at Rosses Point Rosses Point is not for the faint-hearted when the wind is whipping in off the north Atlantic and only the extreme surfers are smiling as the clouds scud across bare Ben Bulben's head.There might be three weeks to go to Easter but it's West of Ireland week at County Sligo and while it will have a different flavour this year with the elite, 132-man field se...
Tags: Australia, Sport, West, Atlantic, Ireland, Golf, North West, Easter, Bank Holiday, Cork, Galway, Barry Anderson, Lee Valley, St Andrews, Radisson Blu, Dundalk


Power completes great week for Irish golf in South Africa

Mark Power (Kilkenny) . Picture courtesy GUI/Cashman Photography Kilkenny’s Mark Power showed just why he’s been signed up by Wake Forest University when he closed with a second successive 67 to finish tied for third in the South African Strokeplay Championship.South African teenager Jayden Schaper (17) closed with a 69 to win by a shot on 19-under 269 from compatriot  Deon Germis...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Ireland, South Africa, Golf, Mitchell, Simpson, Dundalk, Moran, Stellenbosch, Naas, Alicante, Portmarnock, Wake Forest University, Las Colinas, Dun Laoghaire


Moran 21st in Portuguese Amateur

Robert Moran (Castle). Picture by Pat Cashman Castle’s Robert Moran showed his quality as he finished tied for 21st despite closing with a disappointing 76 in the final round of the Portuguese Amateur Championship at Montado Hotel & Golf Resort.Just four strokes off the pace at halfway after a brace of 70’s, he was six strokes behind entering the final round but mixed three birdie...
Tags: England, France, Sport, Golf, Dan Brown, Daniel, Owen, Moran, FRA, Dun Laoghaire, Ben Schmidt, Amateur golf, Castleknock, Alan Fahy, Laurie Owen, Robert Moran


Moran six back as three Irish make Portugal Amateur cut

Robert Moran. Picture: Pat Cashman  Castle’s Robert Moran is tied for eighth entering the final round of the Portuguese Amateur Championship.Five-under after a third round 71, he’s six strokes behind home player Daniel da Costa Rodrigues with Castleknock’s Paul Coughlan three shots further back.Dun Laoghaire’s Alan Fahy was the only other Irish player to make the 54-hole cut in th...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Portugal, ITA, Dan Brown, James Robinson, Moran, Eugene Smith, Tom McKibbin, ISL, FRA, Jack Brooks, Dun Laoghaire, Gary Collins, Ben Schmidt, Matt Roberts


Woodenbridge - A natural phenomenon in the Garden of Ireland

Woodenbridge Golf Club Joe Carr liked to describe Woodenbridge as the Augusta of Ireland, and while comparisons are odious, the first Irishman to play in the Masters Tournament was better placed than most to appreciate the Co Wicklow gem's unique ambience.Set in a gloriously wooded vale where the Avoca and the Aughrim rivers meet,  Carr was not the first to realise that this was e...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Architecture, Ireland, Tourism, Golf, Mother Nature, Augusta, Carr, Henry, Glendalough, Sligo, AVOCA, Dun Laoghaire, Kinsale, Golfing Union of Ireland


Sparkling Cullen claims Christmas joy at Portmarnock Links

Gary Cullen prepares to let rip Shooting a stunning 62 at the weekend proved to be a good omen as Gary Cullen took his handicap to plus four with yet another win in the TaylorMade Winter Series at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links.After making nine birdies and nine pars in a sensational, nine-under round at The Links on Sunday, the former Irish Amateur Open champion was amongst the p...
Tags: Sport, Css, Ireland, Golf, McCabe, Donovan, Taylormade, Cullen, Portmarnock, Brian Casey, Dun Laoghaire, Nett, Amateur golf, PGA Irish Region, Portmarnock Links, Richard O'Donovan


Grehan and Mullarney beat the chill at Portmarnock Links

Stuart Grehan. Picture: PGA Europro Tour Stuart Grehan and Ronan Mullarney took advantage of calm conditions to claim the top prizes in the TaylorMade Winter Series at a chilly Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links.Early morning frost delayed the start until 10 am, but Grehan and Mullarney soon warmed up to top the 74-strong field.Tullamore based professional Grehan carded a four-under 6...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Galway, Lyons, Taylormade, Callaghan, O'Neill, Abernethy, Dun Laoghaire, Nett, Amateur golf, PGA Irish Region, Stuart Grehan, Grehan, Portmarnock Links


Portmarnock hook the big one

Portmarnock Team (from left) Darragh Coghlan, Stephen Walsh, James Fox, Geoff Lenehan and Conor Purcell winners of the Senior Cup final surrounded by supporters at the 2018 AIG Cups and Shields Finals at Thurles Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman Michael Brett is not a man given to stress and friction, but as non-playing captain of the Portmarnock team that dramatically won its 20t...
Tags: Australia, US, Sport, Turkey, Fox, Ireland, Golf, Dublin, Leinster, Stephen, Munster, Galway, Walsh, Mark, Brett, Geoff


"Woman of Steel" Coffey gives Dun Laoghaire Revive Active Fourball crown

Anne Coffey (Dun Laoghaire) sinks the winning putt in the 2018 Revive Active Fourball National Finals at Tullamore Golf Club. Picture: Jenny Matthews/Cashman Photography Dun Laoghaire staged a remarkable comeback to win the Revive Active Fourball Championship at Tullamore.They beat Kilrea 3-2 in the final when Anne Coffey and Fiona Scott came back from two down with two to play to...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Shaw, Coffey, Thurles, Dun Laoghaire, Yvonne Hill, Fiona Scott, Amateur golf, Galway Bay, Woman of Steel, Kilrea, Katie Coleman, Tullamore Golf Club, Jenny Matthews, Anne Coffey Dun Laoghaire