Leona Maguire

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“You’re swept up in the whole thing, I’ll never forget it. And then Mum was crying on the phone. My family have been there for me from day one and supported me through all the dark days, so it was incredibly emotional. It was a really, really good day.”

Natalya Coyle had enjoyed plenty of good days through her sporting career, not least those ninth and sixth place finishes at the London and Rio Olympi(...)

Leona Maguire’s final-round 69 featured five birdies – on the fourth, fifth, ninth, 16th and 18th – along with three bogeys. Photograph: Michael Cohen/Getty Images

Remember Tiger Woods’s “hello world” moment on his professional debut? If that was a contrived marketing introduction to his paid career (back in 1996(...)

Ireland’s Leona Maguire  hits her second shot on the seventh hole  during the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club  in Galloway, New Jersey. Photograph: Michael Cohen/Getty Images

Leona Maguire kept within striking distance of the clubhouse lead after the second round of her professional debut at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New(...)

Leona Maguire opening her professional career with a round of 69 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic on the LPGA Tour. Photo: Getty Images

Ireland’s Leona Maguire got her professional career off to a perfect start with a birdie at the very first hole of her pro debut at the ShopRite LPGA (...)

 Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey will play in the US Women’s Open. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Where once it was as rare as hen’s teeth for an Irish woman golfer to play in the US Women’s Open, the oldest and arguably the most cherished of all t(...)

Ireland’s Leona Maguire is dominating the world amateur rankings. Photograph: Inpho

Still no sign, no inclination that any progress has been made in the re-birth of the Ladies Irish Open on Ladies European Tour; and, as we edge ever c(...)

Who will be jumping into the pond surrounding the 18th green, known as Champion’s Lake (or Poppie’s Pond) this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish from the off Who knows, maybe this time next year an Irish professional golfer will get to play in the first Major of the season? Nope, not the(...)

Ireland’s Leona Maguire during the Rio Olympics. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

So very quietly, an R&A commissioned review of the participation of women, girls’ and families in golf came our way the other day and, in a nutshe(...)

David Brady and Cian Feeney from Maynooth University winners of the first Irish Student Sixes Tournament at The Heath GC last week.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD last week announced that golf will benefit from Sport Ireland funding of €758,000 in 2018 (...)

Leona Maguire has been at the top of the women’s amateur world golf rankings for 131 week. Photo: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Breaking records is becoming quite a habit for Ireland’s Leona Maguire as she continues her dominant college golf career in the US before turning prof(...)

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