Leona Maguire

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Jenny Egan endured more frustration when she was just two seconds off a medal at the World Sprint Championships in Milan, only 11 seconds separating the top six. Photograph:  Inpho

After missing out on qualifying for London 2012 by a single place Jenny Egan might have been forgiven for concluding sport was far too cruel and life(...)

Leona Maguire of Ireland. She won the Mark McCormack award for finishing the season as the world amateur number one. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

As they should be, all eyes are on Inbee Park at the Evian Championship – the fifth and final Major championship of the season on the women’s profe(...)

Ireland’s Leona Maguire has been awarded the Mark H McCormack Medal as the leading woman in the 2015 world amateur golf rankings. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland’s Leona Maguire has been honoured as the leading woman in the 2015 world amateur golf rankings. The 20-year-old from Cavan has been awarded th(...)

Sarah Byrne excelled for Ireland in basketball at the Special Olympics this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

We’ll trust that Aer Lingus overlooked excess baggage charges when they were bringing Ireland’s Special Olympics team home after they’d won, between t(...)

Golfing twins, Leona and Lisa Maguire. “As sisters they will always be close,” says their mother, Breda. “But that doesn’t mean they will always be together.” Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

They have largely gone through their golfing lives as one, referred to as the twins, answering with ‘we’. It has always been that way with Leona an(...)

 Stephanie Meadow: will fly the flag for Ireland in the British Open at  Trump Turnberry Resort in Scotland. Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Women’s British Open: When is a career Grand Slam not a Grand Slam? That is the question for world number one Inbee Park ahead of the Women’s Briti(...)

Jack Hume: produced fine golf to edge out Ashley Chesters and Jimmy Mullen. Photograph: Pat Cashman

An inexplicable singles collapse against old enemies England at Halmstad, in Sweden, yesterday cost Ireland’s men the chance of collecting their first(...)

Gavin Moynihan and partmer Jack Hume fought back tio win their match at the European Amateur team Championship at Halmstad, Sweden. Photograph: Getty

The Ireland men’s amateur golf team have taken the initiative in the European Amateur team Championship quarter-final at Halmstad, Sweden by taking bo(...)

Boxer Katie Taylor when arriving back at Dublin Airport after she won gold at the 2015 European Games, held in Baku, Azerbaijan, last month. Photograph: PA.

There was decidedly bad news for Katie Taylor’s rivals in her division when, after winning her 18th consecutive title at the European Games in Baku, (...)

World No 1 amateur Leona Maguire finished alone in second place at the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters at The Buckinghamshire Golf Club near London. Photograph: Tristan Jones/LET

Leona Maguire provided a glimpse into the future, as the world number one amateur fell agonisingly short of a sensational win over the professionals i(...)

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