Mark Power: “It was nice to have my first bogey-free round for a while, and to do it as a member of Lahinch is special.” Photograph: Pat Cashman

A zephyr breeze and blazing sunshine allowed the cream of Irish golf to blast birdies with gay abandon in the first qualifying round of the Pierse Mot(...)

James Sugrue celebrates victory in last year’s South of Ireland Championship at  Lahinch Golf Club, Co Clare. Photograph: Brian Arthur

Lahinch is no stranger to great feats of derring-do so it’s entirely realistic to believe Mallow’s James Sugrue can become the first player for 55 ye(...)

Rowan Lester (Hermitage) and Pat Murray (Clontarf) during the last 16 of the South of Ireland at Lahinch Golf Club, Co. Clare, Ireland. Photo: Fran Caffrey/Golffile

They say happiness is a long walk with a putter but for Mallow’s James Sugrue it wasn’t just his touch on the greens that gave him his first major win(...)

 Clare senior hurling manager Davey Fitzgerald on his way to a drubbing by Keith Mackenzie at the weekend. Scotland’s  Mackenzie was beaten by Pat Murray yesterday on the 19th in the second round of the Clare Coast Hotels-sponsored South of Ireland Championship.

Sometimes it’s written in the stars but when Pat Murray got out of jail to beat Scotland’s Keith Mackenzie on the 19th in the second round of the Cla(...)