Down’s Kevin McKernan gets his shot away despite the efforts of  Kildare’s Shane Connolly at Páirc Esler. Photo: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Jason Ryan’s charges show their promise with a convincing victory in Newry

Paul McGinley with the two Irish representatives at the Allianz Golf Camp at St Andrew’s, Oisín Henry (from Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo) and Analyn Pentony (from Drogheda, County Louth), who are with their mentors Kevin Henry and Tracy Pentony.

Notion of rift between Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy affecting European team dismissed by captain

Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 12th hole during her final round of the US Women’s Open at Pinehurst last month. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Meadow claimed third place in the US Open on her professional debut

Norther Ireland Stephanie Meadow: secured one of 15 places for British Open at Royal Birkdale.  Photograph: Getty Images

Third-place finish in Final Qualifying at Southport and Ainsdale continues whirlwind start to professional career

Rory McIlroy in action at the  2014 Irish Open at Fota Island Resort, Cork, where he missed the cut. Photograph: Inpho

Northern Ireland player believes Scottish Open is ideal way to prepare for British Open

Graeme McDowell: bullish about British Open chances in just over two weeks’ time. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Irish man overhauls leader Kevin Stadler to belatedly kick-start his season

Justin Rose  hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Holder Graeme McDowell to head a ten-strong Irish contingent in Paris for the French Open this week

Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland plays a shot from the pine straw on the 12th hole during the final round of the 69th US Women’s Open at Pinehurst, North Carolina on Sunday. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Royal Portrush golfer’s impressive third sends signal to sponsors and tournaments

Mikko Ilonen waves to yesterday’s large crowd after his victory in the Irish Open at Fota Island. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Fota Island venue proves a resounding success with crowds that reached 97,889 over four days

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