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Galway backs out of 2021 Irish Amateur Open

Galway Golf Club. Picture: Galway GC Golf Ireland will soon begin searching for a new venue for this year’s Irish Amateur Open Championship after Galway Golf Club voted on Monday to turn down its chance to host the event from August 12-15. Three years ago, the huge Salthill club, which had 1,292 members on its books at the start of last year, was awar...
Tags: England, Sport, Golf, Galway, Warrenpoint, Salthill, James Newton, Development Committee, Amateur golf, Jamie Fletcher, Galway Golf Club, Island Golf Club, Golf Ireland, Ken Kearney, Donabate, Mackenzie Ebert


Ceann Sibéal: Golf “as Gaelige” on the Dingle Peninsula

Ceann Sibéal They might be small but they think big at Ceann Sibéal on the unspeakably beautiful Dingle Peninsula where the seashore meets the mountains and the wild Atlantic waves crash off craggy cliffs.Created by Eddie Hackett and extended to 18 holes by the late Christy O'Connor Jnr (working from Hackett's original design) you are in for a treat —"as Gaelige" —at Galf Chumann ...
Tags: Travel, Kingdom, Sport, Architecture, Atlantic, Ireland, Tourism, Golf, ANN, Ken, Wild Atlantic Way, Dingle Peninsula, Christy O Connor Jnr, Hackett, Garry, Waterville


The west’s awake at Athenry

The 12th at Athenry Golf Club in Co Galway Success rarely happens by accident and so it’s no surprise that just seven years after it redeveloped its driving range and short game area, Athenry has a group of young guns ready to take on all comers.While Michael Mulryan and Fiona Carroll were the international front runners, David Kitt and Allan Hill have since stepped up to the plat...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Park, Green, Architecture, Ireland, Tourism, Pga, Golf, Connacht, Raymond, USGA, Thurles, Midweek, Pat Cashman, Golfing Union of Ireland


'Rock star — historic Foxrock continues to shine

Foxrock Golf Club If you’re ever asked what Mungo Park, Harry Colt, John O’Leary and the playwright Samuel Beckett had in common, you can confidently point them in the direction of the sylvan beauty that is Foxrock Golf Club in the leafy Dublin suburbs.The club celebrated its 125th anniversary this year — its quasquicentennial  — and what stories the walls of the old clubhouse cou...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Architecture, Ireland, Tourism, Golf, John, Bill, Dublin, Sherlock, Samuel Beckett, O'leary, Derek, Fred, Anthony Brown, David Walker


Lahinch will be "major" attraction for Open hopefuls

Lahinch's famous goats Paul McGinley wants Lahinch to be a "major" party when he hosts the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at the iconic Co Clare links.Player power was key to the decision to award the event to what's considered the St Andrews of Ireland from July 4-7 next year.And the Dubliner (51) believes that giving world's best a major championship workout just two weeks befo...
Tags: Europe, Wales, US, Sport, Ireland, Middle East, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcilroy, Paul Mcginley, Gleneagles, European Tour, Heathrow, Dustin Johnson, Dell


Thrills and spills abound at stunning Ardglass

Ardglass Golf Club The 180-yard drive is rarely a cause for celebration in an era when the tour tigers are capable of blasting the ball 400 yards into the wide blue yonder.But at Ardglass Golf Club in County Down, visitors can be seen quaking in their spikes as they stand on the first tee in front of Ardglass Castle — the world's oldest clubhouse dating to 1405— praying that their...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Architecture, Ireland, Tourism, Pga, Golf, Pebble Beach, Vaughan, David Jones, Coney Island, PAUL, Malone, Royal County Down, Downpatrick, Paul Vaughan


Passion and the winds of destiny draw Howley to Portmarnock

Embed from Getty Images Some say that the feared 'Tramuntana' wind that blows down from the Pyrenees across l’Empordà in Catalonia in northeast Spain either turns a man mad or inspires him to creative heights. For Francis Howley, the new head professional at Portmarnock Golf Club, the wind that inspired the great Catalan writer Josep Pla and shaped the imagination of Salvador Dalí proved to be a welcoming wind of change.Raised in the shadow of Ben Bulben in Rosses Point and weaned on golf from ...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Catalonia, Ireland, Golf, Salvador Dalí, County Kildare, Sligo, Donegal, Declan, Milltown, Royal Portrush, Portmarnock, Howley, Amateur golf, PGA Irish Region