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Power goes down fighting in semis at The Amateur

Mark Power in action during day four of The Amateur Championship at Royal Birkdale. Credit: The R&A/Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Kilkenny’s Mark Power confessed he was “gutted” to lose 3&2 to England’s Joe Harvey in the semi-finals fo The 125th Amateur Championship at Royal Birkdale.Bidding to become the third Irish winner of The Amateur at the grea...
Tags: England, Sport, Getty Images, Long, Ireland, Golf, Sergio Garcia, Denmark, Bolton, Joe, Great Britain, Jake, Harvey, Southport, Mallow, St Annes


Six Irish women and ten men to contest R&A's Amateur Championships

Beth Coulter. Picture © Golffile | Thos Caffrey Sixteen Irish golfers will tee it up in The Amateur and Women’s Amateur championships at Royal Birkdale and West Lancashire respectively this week.In the men’s event, Marc Boucher (Carton House), Paul Conroy (Enniscorthy), Hugh Foley (Royal Dublin), Rowan Lester (Hermitage), Matthew McClean (Malone), Pet...
Tags: Europe, England, Wales, France, Scotland, Germany, US, Georgia, Sport, Power, Aig, Ireland, Italy, Republic Of Ireland, Golf, Sergio Garcia


Revised GUI fixtures as 2020 Championships and Inter-Club events resume

Adrian Morrow (Portmarnock) bunkered at the 9th hole in the final round of the 2016 Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship at Tralee Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman The Golfing Union of Ireland has issued a number of revisions to its fixtures for 2020 as plans continue for the resumption of championship and inter-club activity at the end of July. ...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, Leinster, Connacht, Killeen, Killarney, Donegal, Mahony, Amateur golf, Millicent, Pat Cashman, Golfing Union of Ireland, Jimmy Bruen, Inter Club, Fermoy


GUI green lights inter-club events; Jimmy Bruen and Pierce Purcell run as fourballs

Castlebar's Dave Walsh leads the charge at the 18th green after victory in the final of the AIG Jimmy Bruen at Carton House. Picture by Pat Cashman GUI clubs have voted in favour of a limited schedule of inter-club competitions and events in 2020 though it remains to be seen if All-Ireland competitions will run to completion or concluded at provincial...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, GUI, Connacht, Donegal, All Ireland, Dave Walsh, Amateur golf, K Club, Carton House, Castlebar, Jimmy Bruen, Inter Club, AIG Pierce Purcell Shield, AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield


A Quick 18 with Tom Egan

The late, great Tom Egan Monkstown’s Tom Egan passed away yesterday, April 17, at the age of 89. We were fortunate to catch up with this lovely gentleman in October 2018 to do A Quick 18 for the Irish Independent.Tom Egan will forever be remembered as the first man to make eight birdies in a row in official competition. But for all his achievements, ...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Portugal, Angel, Jack, Nissan, Jordan Spieth, Padraig Harrington, Barry, Pebble Beach, South, Limerick, Cork, Douglas, Billy


COVID-19: GUI events postponed or cancelled

The 2020 West of Ireland Amateur Open is one of many events postponed All GUI championship and inter-club competitions that were due to commence between now and the end of May are indefinitely postponed, with the exception of underage boys championships that were due to be held at Easter (these will not be rescheduled and are therefore cancelled).  The R&A 9 Hol...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Ireland, Golf, Belfast, Connacht, Sutton, Shannon, Louth, Sligo, Fred Perry, Amateur golf, Jimmy Bruen, Slieve Russell, AIG Pierce Purcell, Connacht Section


GUI releases 2020 schedule

The Sand Hills Links at Rosapenna will host the AIG Irish Amateur Close from 9-13 May 2020 The Golfing Union of Ireland has released the 2020 fixtures calendar.The West of Ireland Championship will be the traditional curtain raiser though it has yet to be decided whether it will be a 72-hole stroke event or revert to matchplay from April 8-14.The Munster Stroke Play Championship w...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Ireland, Golf, Westport, Cork, Galway, Inter, Sutton, Warrenpoint, Malone, Shannon, Louth, Tipperary, Lisburn, Clare


Kinsale end 106-year wait with dramatic AIG Jimmy Bruen win

Paul Shanahan (Kinsale) holes the winning putt on the 19th green to win the Jimmy Bruen Shield at the 2018 AIG Cups and Shields Finals at Thurles Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman Kinsale captured the first green pennant in the club's 106-year history when they beat Hermitage 3-2 in a heart-stopping finale to the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield at Thurles.Trailing 2-1 but with two matches ...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Dundalk, Reynolds, Rhys, O Neill, Shanahan, Hermitage, John O Neill, Kinsale, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Jimmy Bruen, Pat Higgins, Barton Shield, Rory McCarthy


Nenagh continue Munster dominance in AIG Pierce Purcell

Andy Warren (Captain, Nenagh Golf Club) with joint team captains Jim Flynn and Paddy Peters after their victory in the final of the Pierce Purcell Shield at the 2018 AIG Cups and Shields Finals at Thurles Golf Club today (05/10/2018). Also in front (from left) are Pat Hogan, Deninis Corrigan and Tony McCann (President, Nenagh Golf Club). Team members at back (from left) Paul Moloney, David Hickey, Pat Ryan, Martin Reddan, James Reddan, ...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Dublin, Munster, Galway, Peters, Tipperary, Croke Park, Lisburn, Clonmel, Dwyer, Thurles, Athlone, Paul Burke, All Ireland, Royal Portrush


Dundalk on track in Barton Shield; Nenagh face Athlone for Pierce Purcell

Friendships will be put on hold for a few hours at Thurles today when Dundalk take on some familiar Athenry faces as they seek the club's first green pennant in the AIG Barton Shield final.Dundalk thrashed a disappointing Kinsale by 10 holes as Athenry's young guns despatched Clandeboye by seven holes in yesterday's semifinals.Aaron Grant and Conor Curran were approximately two-over par as they beat Gary Ward and Keith Fitzp...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Ireland, Golf, Argentina, Grant, Munster, Galway, Louisville, Peter, Murphy, Hill, Newbridge, Dundalk, Scott Miller, Rafferty


Power on track in British Boys

Mark Power (Kilkenny). Picture: Niall O'Shea Ireland’s Mark Power booked a spot in the quarterfinals of the British Boys Amateur Championship with a back nine surge at Royal Portrush.The Kilkenny golfer, who was the joint leader after stroke play qualifying, was the only Irishman to reach the last eight following his 4&2 victory over the Netherland’s Jerry Ji, who beat Dundalk's E...
Tags: England, Sweden, Australia, Robin Williams, Scotland, Spain, Sport, Power, Ireland, Italy, Golf, Portugal, Hopkins, Adam Smith, Ji, Scot


Eureka! — Lynch claims dream North of Ireland win

Ian Lynch (Rosslare) winner of the North of Ireland Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush, Co. Antrim on Friday 13th July 2018. Picture:  Thos Caffrey / Golffile Rosslare's Ian Lynch claimed the biggest win of his career when he captured the North of Ireland Amateur Open at Royal Portrush.The 29-year old overcame English challenger Kieran Babbage from The Players Club...
Tags: Sport, West, Ireland, Golf, North, Bristol, Leinster, Eureka, Balmoral, Valley, Lynch, Lisburn, Robert Brady, Sligo, John White, Babbage


St Andrews to host Walker Cup in 2023

The Royal and Ancient clubhouse at St Andrews. Picture: Paul Birrell The 2023 Walker Cup match between Great Britain and Ireland and the United States will be played over the Old Course at St Andrews.The occasion will mark exactly 101 years since the biennial encounter was first contested at the National Golf Links of America in 1922 and will be the ninth time that the Walker Cup ...
Tags: Florida, California, Sport, Atlantic, United States, Ireland, Golf, Great Britain, St Andrews, Sutton, Bobby Jones, Royal Liverpool, Curtis Strange, Amateur golf, Cypress Point, St Andrews Links Trust


Leinster fixtures 2018

Crowds watching the action during the final round of the East of Ireland Championship at County Louth Golf Club in 2016. Picture by Pat Cashman Leinster fixtures 2018 March  Mar 24-25 Ireland v Wales Boys CardiganMar 25 Laytown & Bettystown Senior Scratch Cup Laytown & BettystownMar 28–Apr 03 West of Ireland Amateur Open Championship Co. Sligo   April Apr 04-06 Connacht U18 Boy...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Ireland, Golf, Leinster, Galway, Connacht, Tom Morris, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Peter McEvoy, Fred Daly, Jimmy Bruen, AIG Barton Shield, County Louth Golf Club, AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield


The West's awake at Carton House; triumphs for Galway and Castlebar

Castlebar's Dave Walsh leads the charge at the 18th green after victory in the final of the AIG Jimmy Bruen at Carton House (23/09/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman Galway washed away the pain of a third successive AIG Barton Shield final defeat when they claimed the AIG Senior Cup for the third time in 12 years with an impressive 4-1 win over Limerick at Carton House.Beaten by Warren...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, Nolan, FAI, Limerick, Galway, Pat, Mayo, Warrenpoint, Burke, Corrigan, Lyons, Barton, Kevin Barry, Ballybunion


AIG Pierce Purcell for Thurles; Limerick to face Galway in Senior Cup

Thurles winners.....John Gleeson (Captain, Thurles Golf Club) with Jimmy Ryan (Team Captain) and Joe Kerrigan (Team Vice Captain) with team members at back (from left) John Malone, Martin Fahy, Sean Sherlock, Pat Coote, Adrian O'Keeffe, Gerard Maguire, John Dwan, Frank Nevin and Jimmy Phelan. In front (from left) Shane Quigley, Tommy Quigley and Stephen Quigley after their victory in the final of the AIG Pierce Purcell Shield at Carton ...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Ireland, Golf, Sean O'connor, Stephen, Vaughan, Limerick, Galway, Connacht, Pippa, Murphy, Ryan, Warrenpoint, Martin Dempsey, Shane


Ballybunion missile sinks Grange; Warrenpoint hand Galway more pain

Ballybunion's hero Brian Slattery and team mates (from left) Philip Byrne, Ronan Cross, Frank Geary and Adrian Walsh after their victory in the final of the AIG Junior Cup at Carton House  (21/09/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman Ballybunion’s Brian Slattery holed an outrageous 100-foot par putt on the 17th to come back from the dead and give Ballybunion a dramatic 3-2 over Grange in ...
Tags: Kingdom, Sport, Aig, Ireland, Golf, Sean O'connor, Brian, Jack, Stephen, Limerick, Galway, Ulster, Ward, PAUL, Brendan, Dan


Motivated Galway ready for Warrenpoint; Grange seek end to 71-year drought

Adrian Walsh (Ballybunion) holes the winning putt on the 20th green in the AIG Junior Cup at semi-final win over Loughrea at Carton House (20/09/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman An inspirational speech from All Ireland Hurling title winner Joe Canning could prove prophetic when Galway try to make it third time lucky in the AIG Barton Shield Final at Carton House today.The Connacht ch...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Ireland, Golf, Paul Mcginley, Kerry, JAmes millar, Jack, Galway, Walsh, Campbell, Ryan, Warrenpoint, Malone, Lyons, Ballybunion


A quick 18 with Christy Roche: "It’s important to win right, and to lose the right way too"

Christy Roche (Cill Dara) reacts to missing his putt on the 17th green in the final of the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield at Carton House (17/09/2016). Picture by Pat Cashman This feature first appeared in the Irish Independent's Thursday, Tee to Green supplement on 22 September 201The first horse Christy Roche rode for golf lover JP MCManus was Cill Dara in the 1977 Irish Cesarewitch. Ho...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, JP, Limerick, Lester Piggott, Ap Mccoy, St Andrews, Newbridge, Lester, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Ballydoyle, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Jimmy Bruen


A quick 18 with Eoin "Bomber" Liston: "I don’t think Sonny Liston was from the Ballybunion branch"

Eoin Liston, pictured in Waterville to honour his former coach Mick O'Dwyer, in August 2015 This feature first appeared in the Irish Independent's Thursday, Tee to Green supplement on 8 September 2016Eoin “Bomber” Liston remains one of life’s positive thinkers and a lifelong golf lover. His first  golf “club” was a Coca Cola bottle but he eventually graduated to "the real thing" a...
Tags: US, Sport, Green, Ireland, Golf, Portugal, Dublin, Shane Lowry, Muhammad Ali, Coca Cola, Padraig Harrington, Ali, Garcia, Brendan, St Andrews, Katie


State of the (Golfing) Union: "There is a culture of tolerating handicap cheating"

Pat Finn, Chief Executive Officer of the GUI. Picture; Pat Cashman The men and women that work at the Golfing Union of Ireland could be forgiven for feeling a little hard done by at times given the considerable amount of flak the organisation receives via social media for all the ills affecting the game.CEO, Pat Finn, is paid to take it on the chin. But he has logical answers for ...
Tags: Sport, West, Ireland, Pga, Golf, Paul Mcginley, Shane Lowry, GUI, Padraig Harrington, South, Finn, Eddie Murphy, East, Talbot, Carnoustie, Alan Kelly


A Quick 18 with Bobby Doyle, Dublin legend

Former Dublin footballer Bobby Doyle (Clontarf Golf Club) pictured at the GUI National Golf Academy for the launch of the 2016 AIG Cups & Shields Picture by Pat Cashman This feature first appeared in the Irish Independent's Thursday, Tee to Green supplement on 8 July 2016Bobby DoyleClub: Clontarf GCHandicap 10A roving right corner forward with that legendary Dublin football team o...
Tags: Scotland, Sport, Green, Ireland, Golf, Northern Ireland, Belfast, Dublin, Kerry, Christy O'connor, Croke Park, Taylormade, Moran, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Kevin Phelan


County Sligo win it for Mark; Cill Dara take Jimmy Bruen by a short head

Ruairi O'Connor (Co Sligo) holes the winning putt on the 19th green in the final of the AIG Senior Cup at Carton House. Picture by Pat Cashman Ruairi O’Connor coolly brushed in a slick eight footer for birdie to beat Robert Moran on the 19th and give County Sligo a heart-stopping 3-2 win over Castle and their fifth AIG Senior Cup title at Carton House.Following last Thursday’s AIG Junior Cup win, the Rathfarnham club was bidding to become just the third si...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, Connor, Alan, Castle, Hopkins, Mark, Roche, Kildare, Moran, Sligo, Patrick Hopkins, O Connor, Portmarnock, David Brady


History beckons for Castle as Nenagh win fourth All Ireland

Alex Gleeson (Castle) driving at the 6th tee in the semi final of the AIG Senior Cup at Carton House today (16/09/2016). Picture by Pat Cashman Dara Lernihan and Daniel Holland showed their class as top level competitors when they helped Castle see off AIG Senior Cup royalty Shandon Park and keep their double hopes alive at Carton HouseBidding to become just the third club since Royal Dublin in 1927 and Portmarnock in 1933 to win the Junior and Senior Cups...
Tags: Sport, Aig, West, Ireland, Ford, Golf, Holland, Castle, Morrissey, Alex, Tom Ford, Munster, Connacht, MADEIRA, Jim, Burke


Long wait over for Warrenpoint and Castle

Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint) holes the putt on the 16th green in the final of the AIG Barton Shield at Carton House today (15/09/2016). Picture by Pat Cashman Warrenpoint end a five-year wait for the AIG Barton Shield as Castle put an equally difficult wait behind them to capture the AIG Junior Cup for the first time.For Castle, it fell to 15 year old Tommy Smyth to clinch a 3-2 win over Lurgan by sweetly coaxing home a 15-footer for birdie at the par-five ...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Ireland, Golf, Galway, Gary Lucas, Brady, Campbell, Warrenpoint, Fletcher, Whelan, Moran, Coulter, Lurgan, Castletroy, Gleeson


New GUI President Kevin McIntyre: "Golf is a game for life and a life-changing game"

Golfing Union of Ireland President, Kevin McIntyre. Picture: Golffile Golf has almost been like a second career for Kevin McIntyre. Having spent more than 30 years with Bank of Ireland, he has served the Golfing Union of Ireland with distinction since his retirement from official working life in 2001.All told he has served at provincial and national level for 21 years and now he assumes the presidency of the GUI at a crucial juncture in the history of the U...
Tags: US, Ireland, Levy, Rory Mcilroy, Union, Shane Lowry, Jack, Council, Committee, Westport, Darren Clarke, Michael, Rio, Augusta, Board, Patricia