Gary Hurley: had three birdies in the last six holes to help him to his second sub-70 round of the week. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Ireland are still in contention in the World Amateur Team Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy in Japan but have work to do over the next couple of (...)

Rory McIlroy holds the British Open Claret Jug trophy on the Old Trafford pitch during half-time of Manchester United’s   Premier League match against Swansea City at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Rory McIlroy’s bucket list is getting smaller but one unfulfilled wish is to win the FedExCup Series and therefore be crowned the PGA Tour champion(...)

Emlyn Nardone: “People don’t pick Montreal. They’re afraid of the French thing.”

When Emlyn Nardone left Ireland, it was with a desire to expand his creative horizons. After seven years teaching Marxist philosophy at the University(...)

 Shane Lowry   tees off during the third round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. Photo:  Stuart Franklin/Getty

I was at the dentist on Tuesday for some root canal treatment which, as anyone knows, isn’t exactly the sort of thing you ever look forward to. The pr(...)

 Shane Lowry  tees off on the fifth hole during the first round of the 143rd British Open at Royal Liverpool. The Offaly golfer covered the back nine in 32 to return a 68. Photograph:  Tom Pennington/Getty Images

In a way, some of the best wine was left ’til last. The late shift had it toughest of all here at Hoylake as the wind picked up, but – as the grandst(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd after making a par putt  on the 17th green at Royal Liverpool   in Hoylake. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Low scoring dominated the first day of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool — with even a rusty Tiger Woods getting in on the act, despite (...)

Gavin Moynihan  carded a 67 as Ireland claimed a place in the quarter-finals of the European Amateur Team Championship in Finland. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland swept impressively into the quarter-finals of the European Amateur Team Championship in Finland and will today face the Germany for a place in(...)

Paul Dunne of Greystones in action during final qualifying for the  British Open  on the Marquess Couse at  Woburn. The Irish amateur won the event to claim a place at Royal Liverpool later this month. Photograph:   Ross Kinnaird/R&A

Irish amateur Paul Dunne capped a memorable week by securing a place at the British Open at Royal Liverpool after coming through final qualifying – al(...)

Warrenpoint’s Colm Campbell drives at the 16th during the final round of the East of Ireland at Co Louth Golf Club yesterday. Photograph: Pat Cashman

If the weather showed fickleness, mixing rain showers with sunny spells, there was only a unswerving stubbornness displayed by Colm Campbell. It prov(...)

“It’s like a US Open,” quipped former tour professional Stephen Browne, only half in jest, of a set-up at the East of Ireland which combined firm gre(...)