Tramore’s Robin Dawson with the Flogas Irish Amateur Open trophy at Royal County Down Golf Club. Photograph: Pat Csahman

Good things come to those who wait and so it was for Tramore’s Robin Dawson, who bridged a five-year gap in his CV and survived no little back nine d(...)

Robin Dawson  driving at the 11th  during day two of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal County Down. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Tramore’s Robin Dawson kept his cool for the second day running to take a two-stroke lead into the third round of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open at Roy(...)

Robin Dawson (Tramore) driving at the 18th tee during day one of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal County Down Golf Club. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Tramore’s Robin Dawson took advantage of idyllic conditions to chisel out an impressive six-under-par 65 and lead the Flogas Irish Amateur Open at a s(...)

Sean Towndrow shares the lead in the Irish Amateur Open Championship with South Africa’s Kyle McClatchie. Photograph: Pat Cashman

England’s Sean Towndrow might have missed a four foot birdie chance at the last for the outright lead in the Flogas Irish Amateur Open but after overc(...)

Forrest Little’s Jack McDonnell leads the Irish challenge after the first round of the Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal County Down Golf Club. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Idyllic conditions helped enormously but the 144-man field was still thrilled not to be tortured by a draconian course set up as 13 players broke par (...)

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 (...)

Darren Fichardt of South Africa hits his 2nd shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. “As much as they are loving coming here they are not exactly loving the conditions,” said Pádraig Harrington. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Some of the world’s great golfers who assembled at Royal County Down these past four days for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open are famous, if that is(...)

Francesco Molinari of Italy walks down the ninth hole with Shane Lowry during the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, Co Down, yesterday. Lowry finished four over par, just inside cut. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

It may not rank with John McEnroe’s top 10 racquet smashes, but when Shane Lowry’s flashpoint arrived on the 12th hole yesterday, it almost drove him (...)

 Gary Hurley in action during the  Irish Open  at Royal County Down. “I drove the ball very well but my iron play let me down.”  Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty

It was blue murder at Royal County Down, the colour that signifies bogeys on the giant scoreboard, dominating in the second round as it had on Thursda(...)

Rory McIlroy hits his third shot on the fifth hole during his second – and final – round of the Irish Open at Royal County Down. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Its reputation had gone before it and its reappearance in the European Tour didn’t disappoint. As one of the most famed and feared links on the planet(...)

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