Barton Shield

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Louis O’Hara (Athenry) celebrates holing a  35 foot putt on the 16th green in the final of the Barton Shield the  AIG Cups and Shields Finals at Thurles Golf Club. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Serenaded first by The Fields of Athenry and then swallowed in the embrace of friends and family, the Athenry golfers and their caddies, who won the (...)

The victorious Galway team celebrate at Carton House. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Galway washed away the pain of a third successive AIG Barton Shield final defeat when they claimed the AIG Senior Cup for the third time in 12 years w(...)

Ballybunion’s hero Brian Slattery and team-mates (from left) Philip Byrne, Ronan Cross, Frank Geary and Adrian Walsh after their victory in the final of the AIG Junior Cup at Carton House.  hotograph:  Pat Cashman

Facial expressions drawn in a rictus of anxiety, caught in no man’s land between grimace and grin. Divots that would dress a small child fly in all di(...)

Joe Lyons  of Galway driving at the eighth in the AIG Barton Shield at Carton House on Wednesday. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Last Sunday evening Joe Canning spent the bones of an hour addressing the Galway golf club Barton Shield and Senior Cup teams – it is the same panel o(...)

Warrenpoint’s Jamie Fletcher with the Irish Close trophy in Salthill. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Warrenpoint’s Jamie Fletcher kept a cool head to hold off a late rally from Athenry teenager David Kitt and win the AIG Irish Amateur Close by one hol(...)

Athenry team members and supporters celebrate their victory on the 20th green in the semi-final of the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield at Carton House today. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

He has heard it all before. Statements such as “It’s in the blood!” or “The apple didn’t fall far from the tree”. Yet, as 19-year-old TJ Ford has dis(...)