Cormac Sharvin: finished one stroke outside the mark that rewarded the top 25 players and ties with a full European Tour card. Photograph:  Paul Kane/Getty Images

Cormac Sharvin missed out on a full European Tour card by millimetres and that’s not a sporting euphemism for the fact that he was one stroke outside(...)

Beach View Heights, Achill, Co Mayo - located just 650m from Silver Strand Blue Flag Beach

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Cormac Sharvin (Ardglass) celebrates with his caddie Brian Martin after holing his birdie putt on the 18th green to win the  Irish Amateur Close title  at Connemara GC yesterday. Photograph: Pat Cashman

The tightly-knit gallery formed a human amphitheatre around the 18th green, oblivious to the rain that joined the AIG sponsored, Irish Amateur Close C(...)