Shane Lowry and his coach Neil Manchip during the Pro-Am ahead of January’s Abu Dhabi Championship. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty

There is a sense of community that remains vibrant long after elite young golfers have left the technical and pastoral care of the Golfing Union of Ir(...)

Cahir Park Golf Club has informed distant members - defined as those living more than 40km away - who have booked tee times that they can no longer play while Covid-19 restrictions remain in place. Photograph: iStock

A golf club has had to remove members from its booking system following the intervention of gardaí who said it was “unacceptable” for them to travel m(...)

Three brothers, (from left) Bosco, Gerard and Charlie Kelly from Derry tee off on the 12th hole at  North West GC,  Lisfannon, Co Donegal. Photograph:  Joe Dunne

Since early morning, they have been out on the course. Their outlines dot the landscape, silhouetted against the grey of Lough Swilly and the clouds g(...)

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy. ‘We don’t think we have a huge doping culture in Ireland, but we always have to be vigilant, and we will continue to be vigilant.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish sport does not have “a huge doping culture” according to Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy. Of 1,303 anti-doping tests carried out in (...)

Golf courses in Ireland have been closed since March 24th. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Reopening golf clubs in Ireland before a coronavirus vaccine is found can be done “relatively safely,” a leading medical expert has said. “Golf is pl(...)

 Roganstown Golf Club in north county Dublin remains open to its members for play. Photograph: Inpho

Roganstown and Swords golf courses in north county Dublin were among the few outliers in continuing to keep golf going on Wednesday in spite of recomm(...)

Professional golfer Pádraig Harrington with Special Olympians Mark Claffey and Andrew Simington and  Phyl Kelleher, who will play with Andrew in the Alternate Shot event

Commitment, teamwork, courage and skilfulness will be what are required by Ireland’s Special Olympians when they walk out on a global stage at the Spe(...)

Majority votes from delegates this Saturday will see the end of two eras, with the GUI and the ILGU ceasing to be and, in their stead, a new governing body for golf in Ireland being formed. Photograph: Inpho

History beckons, truly. A process which has gone on longer than that Brexit mess across the water will reach - surely - its desired destination withou(...)

Valerie Hassett and Aedin McCarthy (joint team captains) with the Lahinch ladies team: Muiriosa Connolly, Sinead Sexton, Aideen Walsh, Aine Donegan, Niamh O’Dwyer, Sarah Cunningham, Olivia Lucas and Valerie Shannon after their victory in the final of the 2018 ILGU Irish Senior Cup at Knock Golf Club. Photograph: Pat Cashman

All-Ireland Senior Cup victory for Lahinch Lahinch are ILGU Irish Senior Cup Champions for the first time in the 126 years history of the club havin(...)

Maurice Kelly from Naas who won his fifth Irish Seniors Close Championship at Enniscrone. Photograph: Cashman Photography

Kelly claims fifth Irish Seniors Close title Maurice Kelly claimed his fifth Irish Seniors Close Championship at Enniscrone, finishing six shots clea(...)

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