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Robin Dawson (left), of Tramore is congratulated by opponent Conor Purcell of Portmarnock after his 3&2 win at the 16th hole during the semi final of The Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen. Photo: Mark Runnacles/R&A/R&A via Getty Images

Tramore’s Robin Dawson will attempt to become the first Irish winner of the British Amateur Championship since 2012 when he faces South Africa’s Jovan(...)

John Murphy from Kinsale becomes the third Irish winner of the St Andrews Links Trophy following his playoff victory on the Old Course at St Andrews.

Murphy claims St Andrews Links Trophy in playoff Kinsale’s John Murphy holed the most important putt of his career to win the St Andrews Links Trophy(...)

Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty was the best of the Irish in the French Amateur championship at Chantilly.

Change of date for All-Ireland finals A clash with Féile 2018 The Trip to Tipp concerts in Thurles have forced the GUI to put back the AIG Cups and (...)

Walker Cup hopeful Conor O’Rourke heads the Irish challenge at this year’s St Andrews Links Trophy.

Rafferty seventh in Lytham Trophy Caolan Rafferty from Dundalk finished tied for seventh place in the Lytham Trophy at Royal Lytham & St Annes as(...)

England’s George Ford grabs a fistful of jersey to prevent Garry Ringrose making a clean  break at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In delving one final time into the statistics relating to Ireland’s performance in the 2017 Six Nations Championship, this column thought it germane t(...)

There will  be too many weeks this season when Paul Dunne is ploughing a lone Irish furrow on the European Tour. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

On the surface, it all looks fine and dandy. A record number of Irish tour professionals - five - have full cards on the PGA Tour, the most lucrative (...)

Headfort’s Brian Casey was the joint winner of the European Tour second stage qualifier at Panoramica in Castellon.  Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Brian Casey continued his sensational form by carding a five-under-par round of 67 to finish as joint-winner at Panoramica and progress into the final(...)

 Paul Dunne carded a five-under-par 66 to move up the leaderboard at Lumine Golf & Beach Club in the second stage of European Tour qualifying school. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Paul Dunne put his slow start behind him at the second stage of European Tour qualifying school in Spain on Saturday with a five-under-par round of 66(...)

 Gavin Moynihan of The Island made a strong start to European Tour second stage qualifying at El Saler in Valencia. Photograph:   Jan Kruger/R&A Via Getty Images)

Walker Cup star Gavin Moynihan and Headfort’s Brian Casey shone brightest of the 12-strong Irish contingent on the opening day of the second stage of (...)

 Gary Hurley in Walker Cup action: double-bogey on the 12th and back-to-back bogeys on the 15th and 16th brought him back to earth at The Roxburghe in Scotland. Photograph: Getty Images

Gary Hurley didn’t waste much time in getting a competitive card back into his hand, this time in his new status as a professional. The 22-year-old Wa(...)

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