Conor Purcell

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Caolan Rafferty shot a round of 68 at Portmarnock Golf Club. Photograph: Pat Cashman

You couldn’t really picture Caolan Rafferty as any version of Mr Angry. He goes about playing the game with a beautifully rhythmic swing and possesses(...)

Conor Purcell: faces a battle to make the top 64 and the matchplay stages following a 76 at The Island. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The 10th hole at The Island Golf Club, the superbly manicured links in Donabate which in the old days used to be reached by a boat across the estuary (...)

The British Amateur Championship  trophy. Photograph: Inpho/Getty

The next week or so provides the greatest contrast there is between those who have and those who want. The US Open at Pebble Beach at Pebble Beach has(...)

“When we formulate the ideas around quantum gravity, in the form of mathematical theories, we are aiming to say something fundamental about the world, and not just our experience of it.”

Originally from Sicily, Daniele Oriti has spent the past decade at the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam, Germany, working on quantum gravity, an i(...)

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 (...)

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