Harry Bradshaw

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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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Harrington celebrates after clinching his first

Ireland has enjoyed a long and storied history with the Open Championship since early in the 20th century. Ahead of this year's 146th playing of the t(...)

Muhammad Ali: accidental boxer was ranked the greatest athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated magazine. Photograph: Getty Images

The Greatest Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a house painter, the man who would change h(...)

Niall Kearney has a busy few weeks ahead of him, starting with his Irish PGA defence. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Niall Kearney is facing into a busy schedule, which is just the way he’d prefer it. The 28-year-old Dubliner defends his Irish PGA Championship this w(...)

The 18th at Royal Troon is a relatively straightforward par four but there’s nothing ordinary about it after the R&A berthed their two cruise liners either side of the fairway with 7,000 spectators staring down at you

Break it down and the game is the same for everyone. Irrespective of age or ability we are all just trying to put bat on ball around a large area of m(...)

Christy O Connor Snr: December 21st, 1924-May 14th, 2016. Photograph: Alan Betson

Christy O’Connor snr, who has died aged 91, could be considered Ireland’s first superstar in professional golf, a trailblazer who inspired subsequent (...)

Christy O’Connor snr –  a  legend of Irish golf and golf in general  –  who has died aged 91. Photograph: Getty

In truth he was Irish golf’s true pioneer, who paved the way for this golden generation. What was it Peter Alliss, the voice of golf on this side of t(...)

Graeme McDowell: will be flying the Irish flag at Merion.

Whenever the US Open rolled around, the lads in Foley’s got twitchy, something which had as much to do with holing short putts on Howth’s notorious gl(...)