Fred Daly

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Irish Times golf correspondent  Philip Reid, Balmoral Golf Club officers and Peter Kilcullen of Allianz at The K Club.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

A 5am alarm call so he could hit the road early and so avoid any potential traffic jams on the M50 en route to The K Club provided something of kick-s(...)

Shane Lowry is the fifth Irish winner of the Open Championship. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has congratulated Irish golfer Shane Lowry on winning the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Co Antrim on Sunday(...)

Shane Lowry reacts on the 18th hole during the final round of the Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Shane Lowry’s victory at the 148th British Open Championship at Royal Portrush means that he becomes the sixth Irish golfer to win one of golf’s four (...)

The 148th British Open takes place at Royal Portrush this week. Photograph: PA

A is for Albatross, that rarest of birds on a golf course. This is the 148th staging of the British Open and, to date, there have been only eight suc(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry have had frustrating seasons. Photograph: Getty Images

This was the year in the Majors that had it all, except for one thing . . . . an Irish winner, which in one way only demonstrates how spoilt we were d(...)

Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Home International team Irish Amateur Open Champion Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internat(...)

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