Seán Flanagan claimed the silver medal for leading qualifier at the West of Ireland Amateur Open at Co Sligo after the second round of strokeplay was abandoned because of high winds. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There was anger and frustration from many players at venerable County Sligo Golf Club when high winds forced officials to abandon the second round of (...)

Christy O’Connor Jnr celebrates on the final green after winning his match in the 1989 Ryder Cup. Photograph: Getty images

There were readings from the prophet Isaiah, the Book of Revelation, and the Gospel according to St Luke. But the funeral missal also made room for a(...)

Ann O’Connor, wife of the late Christy O’Connor, and their daughter Ann, at the Church of Saint John the Apostle, Knocknacarra, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, businessman Ben Dunne and former GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh were among the mourners who queued throughout Monday t(...)

Christy O’Connor Jnr will be laid to rest in his native Galway on Tuesday afternoon. Photograph: Michael Cooper/Allsport/Getty

Christy O’Connor Jnr will be laid to rest in his native Galway on Tuesday afternoon. Thousands of people are expected to attend the funeral mass of t(...)

Christy O’Connor jnr throws his ball to the crowd after winning the Irish Open in Woodbrook in 1975. Photograph: Kevin McMahon/The Irish Times

Remember the Burt Bacharach song, Trains and Boats and Planes? That was the European Tour for the first decade of its existence after it was formed by(...)

 Christy O’Connor jnr celebrates on the final green after beating Fred Couples at the 1989 Ryder Cup. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

When Lemmy died last week, probably the best yarn about the old Motorhead rock god came from a music journalist who asked him once if he got bored pla(...)

Christy O’Connor Jnr gives the British Senior Open Trophy a kiss after winning the event in 1999 at Royal Portrush, Co Derry. Photograph: William Cherry/Pacemaker

Christy O’Connor jnr wasn’t just a great, trailblazing golfer – he was a character. One of the stories O’Connor often related was of how he once sat o(...)

President Michael D Higgins said ‘Christy represented his country and its people on the international stage with distinction, dignity and great humour’

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny joined several prominent members of the golfing community yesterday in paying tribute to “Ryder C(...)

Christy O’’Connor in action in the British Senior Open at the Royal Co Down Golf Club in Co Down, Northern Ireland in July 2000. Mandatory Credit: Michael  Cooper /Allsport/Getty

One of Ireland’s greatest golfers Christy O’Connor Jnr has died at the age of 67. It is understood Mr O’Connor passed away suddenly while on holiday w(...)

Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry at the At&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

A stellar year for Irish golf was capped last night at the 27th Excellence in Sports Awards when Shane Lowry and Pádraig Harrington both received out(...)