Shane Lowry in action during the second round of the 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images 3:03

The question is often put to me about how I came to play golf. After all, I come from a part of the country, Clara, Co Offaly, where Gaelic foo(...)

Offaly manager Ollie Baker: has made three changes from the side that lost to Kilkenny. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ollie Baker may have got his wish for home advantage in Tullamore (and no disrespect to lovers of the old grounds at Birr), but there’s a price for ev(...)