“I can’t really separate myself from this job. I can’t separate myself from Munster because it’s been 21 years nearly now,” says Anthony Foley. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Virtually since birth, Munster have been in Anthony Foley’s blood, whether as a boy being taken into the rarified confines of the Thomond Park home dr(...)

Tommy Quigley (centre) with his two sons Steve and Shane celebrate Thurles’ win in the Pierce Purcell Shield at the AIG Irish Cups and Shields Finals. Photograph: Pat Cashman

As battle-hardened as he has become, Colin Fairweather - the shamrock emblem on the side of his cap indicating proof of his status as a current Irish (...)

The 2012 champion Pat Murray (44) is the oldest remaining player in the competition. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Reputations count for nothing in the “South” and neither do friendships. Just ask defending champion Stuart Bleakley, who will face 2012 champion a(...)

Tullamore’s Stuart Grehan holds a six-shot lead in the the East of Ireland Amateur Open at Co Louth. Photograph: Pat Cashman.

  Tullamore’s Stuart Grehan birdied two of his last three holes for a second round 69 and the biggest halfway lead in the CityNorth Hotel-(...)

 Arthur Pierse of Tipperary made it into the last 16 of the South of Ireland championship at Lahinch yesterday as he saw off  Forrest Little’s Caolan Kennedy 3 and 2 before seeing off Munster interprovincial John Hickey of Cork on the 18th in the afternoon. Photograph:  Paul Thomas/R&A via Getty Images

On a day when title favourites Pat Murray and Chris Selfridge bit the dust, old gunslinger Arthur Pierse trained his sights on another young gun, not (...)

 Clare senior hurling manager Davey Fitzgerald on his way to a drubbing by Keith Mackenzie at the weekend. Scotland’s  Mackenzie was beaten by Pat Murray yesterday on the 19th in the second round of the Clare Coast Hotels-sponsored South of Ireland Championship.

Sometimes it’s written in the stars but when Pat Murray got out of jail to beat Scotland’s Keith Mackenzie on the 19th in the second round of the Cla(...)

People involved in the British armed forces off to see Queen Elizabeth. “We are going because she is our patron. We’re not a unionist throw-off from the Republic.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Pat Murray took the seven o’clock train from Cork to Dublin and now we were on the bus north to Coleraine. It is suggested that this is going to be(...)

John Ross Galbraith celebrates with fellow Whitehead club members (from left) Colin Farr (club professional), Darren Kane, Jeremy Jones, Chiz Parker and Terry Kane after his victory at the  AIG-sponsored Irish Amateur Close  Championship at Seapoint.  Photo: Pat Cashman

Whitehead’s John-Ross Galbraith claimed the AIG Irish Amateur Close title and a windfall from the bookies at magnificent Seapoint.The 20-year-old fo(...)

There’s a sting in the tail at Seapoint but while it meant the end of Carton House’s Gary McDermott, Warrenpoint’s Colm Campbell managed to survive a(...)

Stuart Grehan: “The key here is to hit the fairways.” Photograph: Pat Cashman

A stiff south wind gusting over 30mph proved to be no obstacle to Tullamore’s Stuart Grehan as he played smart golf to stay out of the deep rough an(...)