Rory McIlroy  reacts to a putt on the sixth green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational  at the Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

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 Mitch Darling returned from international duty and played a major role in Three Rock Rovers’ comeback win over Lisnagarvey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Three Rock Rovers became the first men’s side to qualify for the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League as they beat Lisnagarvey 4-2 in Hillsborough (...)

Peter Lawrie missed out on his European Tour card by one shot after a closing 71 left him on six under at PGA Catalunya in Spain. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Peter Lawrie’s bid to win back his European Tour card agonisingly came up short by just one stroke on the final day of Tour School in Spain.The 40(...)

Former Spanish Open winner Peter Lawrie is this morning preparing himself for his most significant round of the year as he attempts to regain his Euro(...)

Peter lawrie is a shot off a Tour card heading into the final round of the European Tour qualifying school in Catalunya

Former Open de Espana winner Peter Lawrie is preparing himself for his most significant round of the year as he attempts to regain his European Tour (...)

Gareth Maybin remains in the hunt for a European Tour card after shooting an impressive five-under par 65 in Catalunya, despite making a double and triple-bogey

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Simon Thornton remains in the hunt to secure a European Tour card after an impressive third round 67 during the final qualifying school in Spain

Simon Thornton continued to lead the Irish charge towards a European Tour card with another sterling display in the final qualifying school at Catalu(...)

 Michael McGeady has made it to   European Tour final qualfying after finishing in a tie for 12th spot at El Saler in Valencia. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Michael McGeady proved the only successful Irish entrant to make it through the second stage of European Tour qualifying in Spain on Monday.The Nort(...)

Defending champion  David Lynn of England plays a chip shot on the 15th hole during the Portugal Masters ProAm held at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Defending champion David Lynn is looking for some inspiration as he returns to the scene of his last victory. Since winning the Portugal Masters at t(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland tee’s off at the seventh during the second round of the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor Resort. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Shane Lowry leads Wales Open by one
  • Golf
  • September 19, 2014, 18:50

Ireland’s Shane Lowry is the halfway leader after the second round of the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor. Lowry, who won the Irish Open as an a(...)