The European Tour are to implement a four-point plan to tackle slow play from next season. Photograph: Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

The PGA European Tour has adopted a no-holds-barred approach in its crackdown on slow play, with a four-point plan to be implemented from next season (...)

Kilkenny’s goalkeeper Eoin Murphy in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final between Kilkenny and Limerick at Croke Park on July 27th. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

In a conversation about Kilkenny’s exceptional goalkeeper Eoin Murphy, Christy O’Connor, an authority on the position, made an interesting point. He f(...)

Kilkenny’s goalkeeper Eoin Murphy in their  All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final against Limerick at  Croke Park on July 27th. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Eoin Murphy (Glenmore) Age: 29 Position: goalkeeper SHC debut: June 9th, 2013 v Offaly Honours: All-Ireland SHC 2011, ’12 (as panellist) and 2014 and (...)

Supporters at Shane Lowry’s home golf club, Esker Hills Golf Club, Tullamore, celebrate his victory. Photogrpah: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

The Offaly Faithful were glued to the televisions in the clubhouse as their hero closed in on the British Open. Esker Hills in Tullamore, where Shane(...)

Pádraig Harrington on the 14th tee during the second round of the British Open at in 2002. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

The legendary National Hunt jockey AP McCoy used to have a great quote about complacency. “There is no place for arrogance or complacency in racing be(...)

Rowan Lester (Hermitage) and Pat Murray (Clontarf) during the last 16 of the South of Ireland. Photo: Fran Caffrey/Golffile

Few experiences lift the spirits like when you see Liscannor Bay open up after climbing onto the sixth fairway at Lahinch, a hole Christy O’Connor Jnr(...)

Paul Dunne of Ireland plays a shot during day one of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Photo: Karim Sahib/Getty Images

Shane Lowry and Paul Dunne boarded a plane in the early hours of Monday morning in Dubai heading for Melbourne, a flight of 13 hours, and a final trav(...)

England’s Oliver Wilson poses with the trophy after winning the Monaghan Irish Challenge at Concra Wood Golf Club in Castleblaney. Photograph: Luke Walker/Getty Images

Former Ryder Cup player Oliver Wilson moved closer to winning back his full European Tour card after claiming victory in the Monaghan Irish Challenge (...)

A group picture of the British team (starting with back row, left to right) Alf Padgham (selector), Arthur Lees, Jimmy Adams, Max Faulkner, Fred Daly, Dick Burton, Laurie Ayton, Arthur Havers (selector), Commander Charles Roe (PGA secretary) Sam King, Charlie Ward, Charles Whitcombe (non-playing captain), Ken Bousfield, Dai Rees, Arthur Lacey (chairman). Photo: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

It was Friday, September 9th 1949 when the SS Queen Elizabeth docked at Southampton and nine of the greatest golfers in the world disembarked alongsid(...)

Peter Kilcullen, Allianz sales director  with Mike Burke, captain, Phyllis Lee, lady captain, and Tom Conlisk, president of the victorious Ballinrobe GC. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

It’s not just a marketing catch line, as those esteemed officers who competed in the Allianz Irish Times Officers’ Challenge at Galway Bay discovered.(...)

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