Clare strength and conditioning coach Joe O’Connor goes through a warm-up drill with the players prior to the senior championship semi-final at Semple Stadium, in 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Impho

It’s 60 years ago since the GAA introduced a ban on collective training of inter-county teams. It felt the practice reeked of professionalism. The ban(...)

Mount Wolseley hotel resort in Carlow

The owners of the troubled Mount Wolseley hotel resort in Carlow are unhappy that their refinancing proposal has been rejected in favour of another in(...)

A spectator emerging from the gorse during an  Irish Amateur Open Championship  at Portmarnock Golf Club. Photo: Alan Betson

As he entered the cool, dark, enclave of Foley’s before tea-time on Monday, Vinny Fitzpatrick had a distinctive pep in his step; almost akin to a swag(...)

Enniscrone Golf Club

Play At Home Has there ever been a better time to stay at home and sample Irish golf? With the vast majority of green fees reduced since the ec(...)

Europe’s Paul McGinley (in cap) after sinking the putt to win the Ryder Cup for Europe at the Belfry, near Sutton Coldfield, Sunday 29 September 2002. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA Photo 2:05

Christy O’Connor jnr The Belfry 1989 Christy O’Connor jnr went in as the underdog in his singles match with Fred Couples, a future Masters ch(...)

Referee Marty Duffy shows Kildare’s David Hyland  a black card during Saturday’s league match with Dublin. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

Culture generally refers to acts or manifestations of intellectual creativity or at times the attitudes, customs or behaviour of a specific soc(...)

The highly-rated Rathsallagh Golf and Country Club in Dunlavin, Co Wicklow, is expected to make in the region of €1.75 million when it is offer(...)

Businessman Jim Mansfield who died on Wednesday at the age of 75. Photograph: Collins

Businessman Jim Mansfield died yesterday at the age of 75. Mr Mansfield, who estimated his own fortune at €1.7 billion in 2007, is best known as the f(...)

Derry All-Ireland winner and television pundit Joe Brolly gave his insight to the GAA’s annual Games Development Confrence at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho.

At Croke Park on Saturday Joe Brolly brought the house down. Delivering the final keynote address of the GAA’s annual Games Development Conference, th(...)

Irish Ladies Golf Union president Mary McKenna  presents Andy Whelan (president, Concra Wood Golf Club, Castleblaney)  with the victory pennant following their win in the 2013 Musgrave Crumlin Hospital All-Ireland Club Challenge  at the Oceanico Golf Resort, Algarve, Portugal. Also in the picture (from left) are Declan Smyth, Pat McNeill, Seamus Scally (Chairman, Musgrave Group), Joe Quinsey (Chief Executive, The Children’s Medical & Research Foundation) and Joe McGrath.

While the eyes of the golfing world may have been focused on the Victoria course for the Portugal Masters last week, there was an equally intense comp(...)