Irish Open

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 Crowds gather around the 7th green at Fota Island yesterday to watch Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy and Stephen Gallacher  during the second round of the Irish Open yesterday. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images.

As the poster boy of global golf departed, Rory McIlroy’s fate sealed by an overhanging tree branch which ricocheted his ball into the wilderness down(...)

Graeme McDowell in relaxed mood  after his birdie putt on the sixth hole yesterday at the Irish Open at Fota Island Resort, Cork. “I feel like I can hang with anybody around this golf course and hopefully do a little competing.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There was a period on tour – apparently – when the old-time golfer would relax with a wee beverage of one kind or another. The modern tour player i(...)

Shane Lowry hits his third shot to the ninth on his way to a level-par 71 in yesterday’s first round of the Irish Open at Fota Island. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The deep, greenside bunker by the par-three seventh green is big enough to swallow a human; or so it would seem. Certainly, it provided some light re(...)

Graeme McDowell plays his tee shot on the 11th hole  during the first round of the Irish Open at Fota Island. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Some golfers are superstitious, to the point of using a special coin as a ball marker or down to wearing specific coloured socks. The shoe is on th(...)

Rory McIlroy: will be hoping to make a big impact in his first visit to Fota Island, venue for this year’s Irish Open. Photo: David Cannon/Getty

Samuel Taylor Coleridge once observed that “he who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration”. He’s unlikely to have been thinking ab(...)

Shane Lowry: “I don’t think I’ve ever been more in control of my actual golf game but, for some reason, my scores are not reflecting it.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shane Lowry yesterday eyed up the sleek BMW coupe positioned behind the lake that frames the 18th green at Fota Island, the prize for a hole-in-one at(...)

Pink bicycles are positioned in a field near the Antrim village of Balintoy. They have been painted pink to welcome the arrival of the Giro d’Italia cycle race whose race leader wears a pink jersey. Photograph:  Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

Sport, history and hit television shows could deliver a £314 million boost for the local economy by 2017 according to a new report today on foreign(...)

 A view of the par four 3rd hole and the rest of the links towards the town of Newcastle and the Mourne Mountains  at Royal County Down.  Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images

The great mountain that is Slieve Donard was invisible to the naked eye, shrouded in mist as (...)

Rory McIlroy playing at the Irish Open at Carton House last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Pretax losses at the four-star hotel resort that hosted last year’s Irish Open fell 11 per cent to €1.83 million in 2012.Accounts filed for 2012 and 2(...)

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