Des Smyth

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Shane Lowry at a media conference in Dublin on Tuesday. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Shane Lowry has put qualifying for next year’s Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits down as his primary target going forward for the next year; Pádraig Harr(...)

 Eamonn Darcy tees off on the 13th hole during the second round of the Senior Open Championship  at Royal Porthcawl. Photograph:  Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images

Des Smyth and Mark McNulty sneaked inside the cut at the British Senior Open Championship at a rain-lashed Royal Porthcawl last night but Paul McGinle(...)

 Christy O’Connor jnr celebrates on the final green after beating Fred Couples at the 1989 Ryder Cup. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

When Lemmy died last week, probably the best yarn about the old Motorhead rock god came from a music journalist who asked him once if he got bored pla(...)

Frank Gannon: “We’ve  had help from many of the Irish professional players including Rory McIlroy, Paul McGinley, Pádraig Harrington and Des Smyth”

There’s nothing like having a personal guide to get the best out of a city or tourist attraction. Now golf enthusiasts can get the same treatment in (...)

Bernhard Langer plays his second shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the British Senior Open  at Sunningdale Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Bernhard Langer made an impressive start to the defence of his title in the Senior British Open Championship, with the German part of a record eight-w(...)

During the second World War, Bill McCrea, who has died aged 94, devised an innovative way of informing his family that against the odds he had flown h(...)

 Chief feferee Andy McFee talks with Europe team captain Paul McGinley ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at  Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Scotland. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

A cool breeze brushed over the hillocks here at Gleneagles resort yesterday, almost as if it were blowing away the smokescreens that had formed around(...)

One of Paul McGinley’s vice-captains Des Smyth. Photograph: Inpho.

Des Smyth is still competing, still has his eyes on the ball in pursuit of titles. His travels this week take him to Germany for the Winston Golf Seni(...)

European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley (right) and America Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson with the Ryder Cup. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Former world number one Ian Woosnam is bemused by European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley’s decision to opt for five vice-captains instead of the us(...)

Ireland’s Pádraig Harrington during yesterday’s pro-am before the start of today’s Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

As a brief distraction to his own game, Pádraig Harrington’s appointment yesterday as one of five vice-captains to Paul McGinley for the Ryder Cup la(...)

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