Irish Open

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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(...)

A view from the 1st tee towards the green on the 427 yards par 4, 8th hole ‘Portnahapple’ on the Strand Course at Portstewart Golf Club. Photograph: Getty Images

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will return to Northern Ireland next year after Portstewart Golf Club was confirmed as the host venue. Hosted by the R(...)

Shane Lowry finished two over after the second round at The K Club - barely making the cut. Photograph: Inpho

There weren’t too many belly laughs around the course as the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open worked its way through a summer’s day borr(...)

 Alex Ferguson, Rory McIlroy and compere James Nesbitt on stage at “An Evening with Rory” at Dublin’s Convention Centre. Photograph: Maxwells

Before turning his attention to hosting this week’s Irish Open at the K Club and trying to justify his tag as favourite, Rory McIlroy had one last pi(...)

 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett arrives back in the UK wearing the famous green jacket at Manchester Airport. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Danny Willett’s ready to kick on and break up the ‘big three’, starting with his first appearance in Europe as Masters champion at the Dubai Duty Fre(...)

 Rory McIlroy will host the next three Irish Opens on behalf of his Rory Foundation. Photograph: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The once ailing tournament has found new life, for sure. From a point where the total purse in 2011 amounted to €1.5 million, next year’s Irish Ope(...)

Sam Barry from Limerick defeated Britain’s Julian Cash in the Irish Open at Fitzwilliam LTC. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Day Two at the FBD Men’s Irish Open was a happy one for the Irish as two players progressed to the quarter-finals of the singles event at Fitzwilli(...)

With joined-up thinking and a strong PR campaign, the narrative of the Irish Open changed entirely this year. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

Two anomalies have long existed in the upper echelons of golf. Firstly, of the four “world” golf championships – placed just under majors in apparent (...)

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