Niall Kearney

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Jonathan Caldwell has secured his European Tour card for next season.  Photograph: Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

At last! Jonathan Caldwell’s road to the PGA European Tour has taken a lot longer than he first envisaged when leaving the amateur ranks behind him af(...)

 Northern Ireland’s  Jonathan Caldwell: he shot a fifth round 69 at Lumine, Spain, featuring three birdies and a bogey. Photograph: Getty Images

All three Irish survivors into the business end of the European Tour Qualifying School made upward moves in the fifth round of the marathon affair, wi(...)

Jonathan Caldwell is the leading Irish player in Spain. Photograph: Aitor Alcalde/Getty

Halfway through the torture chamber that is the European Tour’s Final Qualifying School, and all of the hard work is ahead of the quintet of Irish pla(...)

Ireland’s Gavin Moynihan is in a tie for 22nd position after the second round of the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage at Lumine Golf Club in Tarragona, Spain. Photograph: Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

Gavin Moynihan made the biggest move of the five Irish players involved in the European Tour Final Qualifying School at Lumine resort in Spain when th(...)

Patrick Catlin of the United States, seen here last weekend on the way to winning the Thailand Open, leads the way after the first round of the European Tour Final Qualifiying School at the  Lumine Golf Club in Tarragona, Spain. Photograph:   Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour/AFP via Getty Images

American Patrick Catlin, fresh off a fourth win on the Asian Tour, jumped out of the blocks quickest of all as he carried that momentum with him into (...)

Kurt Kitayama is one of the six players who successfully retained their cards in 2019, and he did so in some style. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Back in the day, Philip Walton used to refer to a visit to the European Tour’s Final Qualifying School as akin to invitation to a “torture chamber,” s(...)

Cormac Sharvin has booked his place in the final stage of European Tour Qualifying School. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ireland’s Cormac Sharvin and Dermot McElroy are through to the final stage of the European Tour Qualifying School while Ruaidhrí McGee is close to boo(...)

Colin Fairweather:  led the Irish qualifiers for the next phase with a level-par 72 to finish tied for fifth on 284, four-under par. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Three Irish golfers made it through to the second stage of the European Tour qualifying school after top-20 finishes at Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire. (...)

England’s Tom Murray won the inaugural Irish Challenge at Mount Wolseley in 2015. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Getty

The issue of scheduling doesn’t just apply to players who hold cards on the main tours, be they the PGA European Tour or the PGA Tour in the United St(...)

 Niall Kearney carded a second straight round of one-under 71 at the European Tour Qualifying School  at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Niall Kearney and Jonathan Caldwell kept themselves in contention to progress to the second stage of the European Tour’s Qualifying School by firing (...)

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