Gary Hurley in Walker Cup action: double-bogey on the 12th and back-to-back bogeys on the 15th and 16th brought him back to earth at The Roxburghe in Scotland. Photograph: Getty Images

Gary Hurley didn’t waste much time in getting a competitive card back into his hand, this time in his new status as a professional. The 22-year-old Wa(...)

Captain Nigel Edwards gives Paul Dunne a hug on the 18th as Britain and Ireland win the Walker Cup. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

You could call it fate or destiny, but that wouldn’t do justice to the hours spent on the range, on the putting green or in the gym. It’s mainly about(...)

Ireland’s five Walker Cup winners Gavin Moynihan, Paul Dunne, Cormac Sharvin, Gary Hurley and Jack Hume with Britain and Ireland captain Nigel Edwards after yesterday’s triumph at Royal Lytham. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images.

The image of US amateur champion Bryson DeChambeau, with his flat cap on his head and chest pumped out and striding the fairways as if born to the pla(...)

Paul Dunne is embraced by Britain and Ireland captain  Nigel Edwards after securing the half point to clinch Walker Cup victory at Royal Lytham. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Already, the exodus has started. No sooner had a record five Irish players contributed to a record winning margin for Britain and Ireland in the Walk(...)

Jack Hume of Naas and The Island’s  Gavin Moynihan in action for Britain  and Ireland during day one of the Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

If past Ryder Cup captains have seen Graeme McDowell as their terrier-like player at the bottom of the order, then Gavin Moynihan is emerging as anoth(...)

Britain and Ireland’s Paul Dunne  tees off during a practice round prior to the 2015 Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St Annes. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

An edge, that’s all any captain wants. This difficult seaside terrain on the Lancashire coast with its 204 bunkers will provide a stern examination(...)

The Great Britain & Ireland team Captain Nigel Edwards looks on with his players during a Practice Round prior to the 2015 Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

What’s it all about? The Walker Cup is a biennial tournament featuring 10 players from Britain and Ireland competing against a team of 10 from(...)

Leona Maguire of Ireland. She won the Mark McCormack award for finishing the season as the world amateur number one. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

As they should be, all eyes are on Inbee Park at the Evian Championship – the fifth and final Major championship of the season on the women’s profe(...)

Sean Loftus lifts the trophy after Galway’s minor hurling final win over Tipperary at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 4-13 Tipperary 1-16 We got a glimpse into the future here, as Galway – utilising a sweeper with clinical efficiency – produced an all-round pe(...)

Dublin progressed past Mayo in Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final, after a week and 70 minutes work packed full with drama. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INpho 2:07

The Sub Factory In the modern game, the benchwarmers are as important as those who actually start. Dublin’s deployment of their substitutes was(...)