Leona Maguire of Slieve Russell poses with the trophy following her victory at the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship in June. Photograph: Richard Martin-Roberts/R&A/R&A via Getty Images

It’s best to compartmentalise Leona Maguire’s amateur golf career into manageable chunks because when viewed in its entirety it represents a hefty tom(...)

Maria Dunne, Olivia Mehaffey and Leona Maguire share the Sportswoman of the Month award for June after their part in Great Britain and Ireland’s Curtis Cup victory. Photograph: Inpho/Colm O’Neill

We’ve had our fair share of double monthly awards over the years but June has produced our very first treble, the contributions of the three Irish me(...)

Britain and Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey, Alice Hewson and Leona Maguire celebrate winning the Curtis Cup at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in Enniskerry. Photograph:  Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Britain and Ireland won the Curtis Cup for just the second time in the last 10 contests after holding off a spirited fightback from the United States (...)

 Maria Dunne   celebrates on the 13th green with Meghan MacLaren in their afternoon fourball match against Bailey Tardy and Mariel Galdiano of the United States at the Curtis Cup. Photograph:   David Cannon/Getty Images

Nothing is a sure thing in sport, and what happened in the Ryder Cup at Medinah in 2012 – that so called miracle – will probably be emphasised time a(...)

Leona Maguire: was ranked world number one amateur for almost a full year before being overtaken by Curtis Cup rival, the USA’s Hannah O’Sullivan. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

An ironic twist, wouldn’t you think?, that – in the run-up to this 39th edition of the Curtis Cup – one of the courses sought out by the United States(...)