Irish Open

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The 165 yards par 3, 15th hole ‘Walled Garden’ on the Faldo Championship Course at Lough Erne Resort. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

As an experiment, the so-called “Links Swing” segment of the European Tour season - with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open as an important cog in the whe(...)

  Shane Lowry during preview day three of the British Open Championship   at Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus. Photograph:  : David Davies/PA

The Trackman device on the practice range is a source of statistical information, but – sometimes – can be a distraction too: as he went about his bus(...)

 Rory McIlroy in action at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Ballyliffin Golf Club last week. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The only time Rory McIlroy seemed irked at all in the run-up to the DDF Irish Open at Ballyliffin was when he was asked about the depth of quality in (...)

Spectators sheltering from  rain  during the final day  of the  Irish Open at Ballyliffin Golf Club. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

“It’s my own fault for letting it get to me,” said Shane Lowry of self-inflicted mental wounds, the type that raise expectation levels only for the fa(...)

  Jon Rahm   on the fourth tee during the pro-am event on Wednesday prior to the   Irish Open at Ballyliffin Golf Club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

When Jon Rahm sits down for dinner, the first item perused is usually the steaks – type, size, etc – on offer. He is a man who likes his meat; and if (...)

Jon Rahm celebrates with the trophy after his victory at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Photo: Matt Mackey/Inpho

In this land of mythical giants, Jon Rahm strode the fairways like a true-to-life golfing galactico. The strapping Spaniard – all 6’ 2” and 220lbs of(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits on the 18th hole during day two of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

We’re getting used to Hamlet proceeding without the Prince at these gigs. On a grey, cool day here on the Causeway Coast, Rory McIlroy – the principle(...)

A view from the first tee towards the green on the 427 yards par 4, eighth hole ‘Portnahapple’ on the Strand Course at Portstewart. Photograph: Inpho

The thing with standing on the first tee of the Strand Course at Portstewart is that - literally - it is all downhill from there. In reality, it is o(...)

Ireland high-performance director Morten Espersen.

Irish rowing successes have made a splash outside the country. The new coaching roles advertised by Rowing Ireland have drawn applicants from far and(...)

Top Irish rowers have been scrambling to get their entries in for the Irish Open. The event on October 8th and 9th is compulsory with failure to enter(...)

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