Previous winners including major winners Padraig Harrington (1995) and Graeme McDowell (2000). Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jonathan Yates produced a sparkling display at Tramore on Tuesday to lead the field in the first qualifying round of the AIG Irish Amateur Close Champ(...)

Sarah Helly  celebrates with the statue of Old Tom Morris after her victory in the 2015 Irish Women’s Close Amateur Championship. Picture: Pat Cashman

She was in tears that her parents missed her moment of glory but Enniscrone’s Sarah Helly paid them the greatest tribute possible by using her spar(...)

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(...)

Paul Dunne: broke the course record at Princes as he secured a place in matchplay stages of the British Amateur Championship. Photograph: Pat Cashman.

Irish star Paul Dunne blasted his way to a new course at Princes on the Kent coast yesterday to sweep up the leaderboard in the second qualifying roun(...)

Cormac Sharvin (Ardglass) celebrates with his caddie Brian Martin after holing his birdie putt on the 18th green to win the  Irish Amateur Close title  at Connemara GC yesterday. Photograph: Pat Cashman

The tightly-knit gallery formed a human amphitheatre around the 18th green, oblivious to the rain that joined the AIG sponsored, Irish Amateur Close C(...)