Conor Purcell

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Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk) winner of The West of Ireland Open Championship in Co. Sligo Golf Club, Rosses Point. Photo: Thos Caffrey/www.golffile.ie

Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty held off a stellar chasing pack to win the first strokeplay staging of the West of Ireland Championship by four shots at a s(...)

Conor Purcell  became the first Irishman  to win the Australia Amateur Championship after a playoff win over Australian Nathan Barbieri at Woodlands golf Club. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Conor Purcell – the son of Joey, the former longtime club professional at Portmarnock – showed his rich golfing pedigree with a victory in the Austral(...)

A reconstruction of Ötzi the iceman, the 50,000-year-old European found in the Italian alps in 1991. Photograph: Thilo Parg

Over the past 10 years, a new field has emerged which is revolutionising our understanding of human history and anthropology. Ancient DNA, the analysi(...)

Robin Dawson has put Ireland firmly in contention at Carton House. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Some guys possess a wicked grin. Add Robin Dawson to the list. There were times he used his putter like a magic wand on the greens of the Montgomerie (...)

Ryegrass grown under high carbon dioxide conditions, at UCD’s Programme for Experimental Atmospheres

Agricultural research in Ireland is increasingly seeking out new ways to deal with the environmental pressures of climate change. Met Éireann predicts(...)

Robbie Cannon: “I even wrote down in my diary last night that I was going to win, I just had a really good feeling”

Balbriggan’s Robbie Cannon looks certain to clinch an international return after beating Eoin Leonard 2&1 to claim the AIG Irish Amateur Close at (...)

Keith Murphy ended up in a playoff for the last four spots,  progressing with Royal Portrush’s Peter Kerr, Bushfoot’s Owen Crooks and Lahinch’s Thomas Neenan. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Few remember who led the qualifiers 12 years ago when Rory McIlroy successfully defended his crown at the European Club. But whatever Galway’s Ronan(...)

James Sugrue celebrates victory in last year’s South of Ireland Championship at  Lahinch Golf Club, Co Clare. Photograph: Brian Arthur

Lahinch is no stranger to great feats of derring-do so it’s entirely realistic to believe Mallow’s James Sugrue can become the first player for 55 ye(...)

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(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: ‘More and more women are pursuing qualifications in Stem,’ he said, ‘but this does not translate to them working in their area of expertise.’

The divide between art and science is disappearing, the Minister for Health Simon Harris on Thursday told attendees of InspireFest, an annual Dublin e(...)

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