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Great Britain and Ireland confident of choosing competitive Walker Cup side

Caolan Rafferty plays hits tee shot on the second hole during singles at the 2019 Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Copyright USGA/John Mummert) The R&A is confident it can overcome the problems produced by the COVID-19 pandemic and select a competitive Great Britain and Ireland side to take on the United ...
Tags: Europe, Florida, Usa, Texas, Scotland, US, America, Spain, Sport, United States, Ireland, Southampton, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Portugal


An “Epic” Animated Series From ‘Wolfwalkers’ Studio Cartoon Saloon is Coming to Apple TV+

In the 10 years since it debuted its first feature, The Secret of Kells, Cartoon Saloon has become a small but mighty force in the animation industry. The Kilkenny-based Irish studio, which employs only a couple hundred animators, is behind this year’s Oscar dark horse for animated feature, threatening the domination of Disney and Soul with the exquisite fantasy-adventure Wolfwalkers, the final film in its unofficial “Irish Folklore Trilogy.” So what’s next for Cartoon Saloon? And when can we s...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Animation, Ross, Stewart, Moore, Kilkenny, Kells, Tomm Moore, Cartoon Saloon, Appletv, Nora Twomey, Ross Stewart


McGinley: "Irish Open won’t fade into oblivion"

Sky Sports’ Paul McGinley Paul McGinley insists the Irish Open will remain one of Europe’s premier events despite doubts about its future as the European Tour battles to retain title sponsor Dubai Duty Free.The European Tour and Dubai Duty Free were to sit down after this year’s Covid-19 disrupted event at Galgorm Castle and discuss a relationship tha...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Ireland, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, European Tour, Padraig Harrington, Ballymena, Kilkenny, Lahinch, Dubai Duty Free, McGinley, Royal County Down, Mount Juliet, Galgorm Castle, Paul McGinley Paul McGinley


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


Europro Tour Q-School: Mullarney leads seven-strong Irish continent into final round

Ronan Mullarney Galway’s Ronan Mullarney added a 68 to his opening 69 to lead a seven-strong Irish posse into the final round of the PGA Europro Tour Q-School at Studley Wood in Oxfordshire.The former Irish Close champion made five birdies in a four-under-par round at The Oxfordshire to share seventh place on eight-under-par, just four strokes behind ...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Sutton Coldfield, Cork, Galway, Oxfordshire, Shannon, Kilkenny, Brennan, Ruff, Hickey, Holywood, Tom McKibbin, Portmarnock, Conor O Rourke, John Hickey


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


Mullarney, Hickey, McKibbin and Donnelly start well at EuroPro Tour Q-School

Galway’s Ronan Mullarney Four Irish players are in position to progress to the Final Stage of the EuroPro Tour Qualifying School after their opening rounds at three First Stage venues in the UK.After Mannings Heath (Eoin Leonard progressed) and Formby Hall completed their Q School supported by Sky Sports First Stage last week, attention now turns to D...
Tags: UK, England, Sport, Golf, Cork, Galway, Donnelly, Kilkenny, Wexford, Holywood, Tom McKibbin, John Hickey, Cameron Phillips, Ronan Mullarney, Europro Tour, The Players Club


Power and Sugrue rescue disappointing Irish showing at Galgorm Castle

Mark Power (Kilkenny). Picture by Pat Cashman Photography Dubai Duty Free may be undecided on its sponsorship of the Irish Open but the future looks bright for Irish golf after top performances by amateurs Mark Power and James Sugrue at Galgorm Castle.While it was a bitterly disappointing week for many of our leading lights with Major winners Shane Lo...
Tags: US, Sport, Power, Aig, Golf, European Tour, Shane Lowry, Wake Forest, Padraig Harrington, Kilkenny, Mallow, Wake Forest University, Royal Birkdale, Cormac Sharvin, Pat Cashman, Glasson


Sugrue leads home challenge as Rai seeks wire-to-wire win

BALLYMENA, NORTHERN IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Aaron Rai of England hits his second shot on the 9th hole during Day Three of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort on September 26, 2020 in Ballymena, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) James Sugrue leads the home challenge but he lamented his lack of luck with the b...
Tags: Hong Kong, England, Sweden, Australia, US, Sport, Thailand, Ireland, Golf, European Tour, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Jason, Moriarty, Brown, Ballymena


Stars eclipsed as lesser lights shine at Galgorm Castle; Sugrue and Power outstanding

Mark Power (Kilkenny) driving at the 12th tee during the Pro Only BMW Irish Golfer Shootout at The K Club (21/07/2020). Picture by Pat Cashman Shane Lowry and Pádraig Harrington missed the cut to cast a cloud over the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open but there was a silver lining in the form of a host of unheralded home heroes at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort.T...
Tags: England, Sweden, US, America, Sport, Power, Ireland, South Africa, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, European Tour, Ferguson, Padraig Harrington, Lowry, Lee, Soderberg


Lester resists Power surge to win Connacht Stroke Play

Rowan Lester (Hermitage) on the 3rd tee during Round 3 of the Connacht Stroke Play Championship at the Portumna Golf Club, Portumna, Galway, Ireland on Sunday 20th September 2020. Picture: Thos Caffrey / Golffile Hermitage’s Rowan Lester held off a late challenge by Kilkenny’s Mark Power to claim a two-shot win in the Connacht Stroke Play Championship...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Power, Aig, Golf, Dubai, Shane Lowry, Illinois, Wake Forest, Galway, Connacht, Malone, Byrne, Lester, Kilkenny, Athlone


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


Thornton swoops in sudden-death to claim third Irish PGA crown

Simon Thornton shows off the Irish Professional Championship trophy. Picture: PGA in Ireland Tulfarris Golf Resort’s Simon Thornton birdied the first extra hole to edge out Glasson’s Colm Moriarty and claim the 110th Irish PGA Championship title at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club.The Newcastle based professional (43) holed a putt from around 30 feet a...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Dublin, Limerick, Moriarty, Simon, Tim Rice, Thornton, Kilkenny, Briain, Mark Sutton, Peter Jones, Portmarnock, Colm, PGA Irish Region, Noel Murray


Four Irish progress in Amateur championships

Paula Grant © USGA/Steven Gibbons) Four Irish players advanced to day two of matchplay combat in the Amateur and Women’s Amateur Championships on England’s west coast.Kilkenny's Mark Power, Holywood's Tom McKibbin and Carton House's Marc Boucher made today's last 32 of the Amateur Championship at Royal Birkdale as Lisburn's Paula Grant moved into the ...
Tags: England, Sweden, Germany, Sport, Golf, Finland, Padraig Harrington, Grant, Boucher, Malone, Lisburn, Kilkenny, Moran, McKibbin, Tom McKibbin, Hermitage


Paula Grant and Robert Moran lead 10 Irish into matchplay at Amateur championships

Paula Grant in action on the links. Picture: Jenny Matthews - Cashman Photography Lisburn’s Paula Grant shot a level par 72 to finish a shot behind the leading qualifiers — the English trio of Emily Price, Rosie Belsham and Isabelle Simpson, Italy’s Carolina Melgrati and Denmark’s Amalie Leth-Nissen — in the Women’s Amateur Championship at West Lancas...
Tags: England, Sport, Italy, Golf, Switzerland, Denmark, Castle, Padraig Harrington, SCHMIDT, Malone, Lindsay, Lester, Webb, Lisburn, Kilkenny, Castletroy


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


Power denied Brabazon Trophy in sudden-death; France's Ravetto wins three-man playoff

Mark Power (Kilkenny). Picture by Pat Cashman Mark Power closed with a sensational 66 but lost out in a sudden-death, three-way playoff for the Brabazon Trophy at Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire.The Kilkenny talent went into the final round tied for 12th, six shots behind Denmark’s Christoffer Bring and England’s Enrique Dimayuga after following ro...
Tags: England, France, Germany, Sport, Power, Newcastle, Golf, Denmark, Canterbury, Leicestershire, Robert Foley, David Long, Malone, Southport, Kilkenny, Christoffer Bring


Rackard makes his mark with memorable Mullingar Scratch Trophy win

Winner Jason Rackard (Enniscorthy) of the 2020 Sherry Fitzgerald Davitt & Davitt / Pinergy sponsored Mullingar Scratch Trophy at Mullingar Golf Club today (16/08/2020). Picture by Pat Cashman Hurling’s loss was golf’s gain as Enniscorthy left-hander Jason Rackard etched his name alongside the greats with a superb two-stroke win in the prestigious Mull...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Rob, Shane Lowry, Castle, Enniscorthy, Rafferty, Kilkenny, Moran, Lahinch, Wexford, Portmarnock, Marc Boucher, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Sean Cooper


Galgorm confirmed for Dubai Duty Free Irish Open; Jon Rahm return an unknown

Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell wait with their caddies on the 18th hole during a practice round at the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Copyright USGA/Michael Reaves) Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort will stage the Dubai Dubai Free Irish Open from September 24-27 as the championship returns to No...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, US, Sport, Atlantic, Ireland, Republic Of Ireland, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, European Tour, Northern Ireland, Shane Lowry, Jamie Donaldson, Memphis


Team Ireland: Leona Maguire claims impressive two-shot win at Mount Juliet

Leona Maguire. Picture by Pat Cashman LPGA Tour star Leona Maguire produced a tremendous finish to capture the Team Ireland Golf event at Mount Juliet by two shots and pocket the €1,800 top prize.The Slieve Russell professional opened with a two-under-par 70 at the Jack Nicklaus designed course in Kilkenny to share the first-round lead with Portmarnoc...
Tags: Sport, Golf, European Tour, Jack Nicklaus, Hurley, Rourke, Carey, McBride, Maguire, Kilkenny, Brennan, LPGA, McElroy, Purcell, Galbraith, Leona


Purcell edges out Mehaffey and Walsh in €10,000 Shootout at The K Club

Conor Purcell, winner of the BMW Irish Golfer Shootout at The K Club. Picture by Pat Cashman Portmarnock’s Conor Purcell fired a five-under-par 67 to capture the €2,500 top prize in the €10,000 Irish Golfer Shootout supported by BMW & Modest! Golf.The former Walker Cup player won by one stroke from two of Ireland’s leading amateur stars — Arizona Stat...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Paul Mcginley, European Tour, Bmw, Wake Forest, Arizona State University, Walsh, Tim Rice, Auburn University, EVN, Kilkenny, Donegal, LPGA, Purcell


Old Head an alternative as Mount Juliet seeks back to back Irish Opens

The Old Head of Kinsale is a potential venue for the Dubai Duty Irish Open should Mount Juliet opt to step aside The European Tour could take the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open to the Old Head of Kinsale this year if it fails to come to an agreement with Mount Juliet to extend its one-year deal to two.The €7 million Rolex Series event was scheduled to tak...
Tags: Europe, Usa, UK, US, Spain, Sport, Ireland, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Paul Mcginley, European Tour, Portugal, Shane Lowry, Paddy Power, Lowry


What is hurling?

In Kilkenny , Ireland, a monument depicting sportsmen scrimmaging for a fist-sized ball while wielding wooden instruments that resemble hockey-stick-cricket-paddle hybrids has sat in Canal Square since 2016. It captures a scene familiar to Irish onlookers, honoring the ancient Gaelic sport that’s evolved into Ireland’s national pastime: hurling. References to early iterations of the sport appear as far back as the 13th century, with heroes like the demigod Cúchulainn often being represented as...
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Sports, United States, Ireland, Dublin, Cork, All, Emerald Isle, Kilkenny, GAA, Kilkenny Ireland, Irish Culture, St Louis Olympics, Gaelic Athletic Association GAA, National Hurling League


McIlroy officially confirms Dubai Duty Free Irish Open return

Rory McIlroy © USGA/Chris Keane World No 1 Rory McIlroy will make a much-anticipated return to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet Estate from May 28-31.The four-time Major winner will join his fellow Northern Irishman, close friend and tournament host Graeme McDowell, in the $7 million Rolex Series event that will also feature defending champion Jon Rahm and the reigni...
Tags: Sport, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Tom Watson, Rory Mcilroy, Fred Couples, European Tour, Wgc, Shell, Ernie Els, Sam Torrance, Rory, McIlroy, Kilkenny, Dubai Duty Free, Scot Russell Knox


Lowry looking forward to Mount Juliet homecoming

Shane Lowry Shane Lowry will make his first appearance on home soil since claiming his maiden Major title at The 2019 Open Championship, when the World Number 16 targets a second win in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and a second Rolex Series title, at Mount Juliet Estate on May 28-31, 2020.The Offaly player is expected to receive a hero’s welcome at Mount Juliet in May - where Gr...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, European Tour, Wgc, Shane Lowry, Shell, Lowry, Ernie Els, Sam Torrance, Kilkenny, Rahm, Lahinch


Art out loud: How one Kilkenny artist is letting his creativity do the talking

Declan Byrne, a Kilkenny-based artist, isn't able to speak but that hasn't hindered his creativity.
Tags: News, Kilkenny, Declan Byrne


Mooney seeks big finish; MENA Tour success for Irish; Carey third

David Morland IV. Picture: Getty Images Damian Mooney needs to go low in the final round at the Final Stage of the Staysure Tour Qualifying School to win one of just five cards on offer at Pestana Golf Resort’s Pinta Course.The big-hitting Belfast man (51) made four birdies in a two-under 69 but lies three shots outside the top five in joint 12th place on three-under-par.Canada’s ...
Tags: England, Spain, Sport, Canada, South Africa, Golf, Portugal, Dubai, Belfast, Mena, North Africa, Pretoria, McNamara, Carey, McBride, Leonard


Mooney within touching distance as Scottish amateur leads Staysure Tour Q-School

Scottish amateur Euan McIntosh. Picture: Getty Images Belfast’s Damian Mooney is just five shots off the pace at halfway in the chase for five precious cards at the Staysure Tour Qualifying School Final Stage in Portugal.Scottish amateur Euan McIntosh added a 66 to his opening 68 to lead by one stroke on eight-under-par at Pestana Golf Resort’s Pinta Course where Mooney is the be...
Tags: England, America, Spain, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Portugal, Belfast, Mcintosh, Smith, Mitchell, Denton, Bennett, Corrigan, Kilkenny, Lahinch


Irish Seniors Open set for revival as Mooney leads Irish at Staysure Tour Q-School

Car Suneson. Picture: Getty Images The Staysure Tour appears poised to announce the revival of the Irish Seniors Open as part of Ireland’s 2026 Ryder Cup countdown.The tournament, which was last staged at Carton House in 2010,  features on a provisional 2020 schedule from August 23-25 with the venue yet to be decided.Former Ryder Cup players Paul McGinley, Des Smyth and Philip Wal...
Tags: Usa, Spain, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Portugal, Belfast, Denton, Kilkenny, Mooney, Brendan McGovern, Hunsucker, Carton House, Jimmy Bolger, Damian Mooney, Philip Walton


Lowry lurking; Leona's close call; Rory slips; Ireland fall

Leona Maguire made a fantastic second round charge but missed the cut in her first start of 2020 Shane Lowry bounced back from his Abu Dhabi disappointment to move onto the fringes of contention in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.The Open champion followed a hard-fought 72 with a three-under 69 to move up to tied 15th, just five shots behind halfway leader Eddie Pepperell. ScoresHa...
Tags: Florida, England, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Sport, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Pga Tour, European Tour, Portugal, Belfast