Pádraig Harrington follows the line of a shot during the British Open at Carnoustie in 2007. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

On a July Sunday in 2007, a strange thing happened, as if the gods decreed all Irish sporting eyes would be on only one thing that day. In a strange q(...)

Shane Lowry and his coach Neil Manchip during the Pro-Am ahead of January’s Abu Dhabi Championship. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty

There is a sense of community that remains vibrant long after elite young golfers have left the technical and pastoral care of the Golfing Union of Ir(...)

‘Effectively, wipe your mind of everything but where you want the ball to go,’ says Bob Rotella. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Dr Bob Rotella is prepared for almost everything. Global pandemics, life teachings and the game of golf. In fact, Rotella’s golf tips are more applica(...)

The event is spearheaded by Vinny Hammond, the IRFU’s head of analytics and innovation. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rarely does a sequel surpass the original, but part two of the Analytica Zoom conference is rolling out Irish rugby’s leading men. And, just for good(...)

Rory McIlroy talks to the then Republican presendential candidate Donald Trump  during the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course on March 6, 2016 in Doral, Florida. Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Fourteen years ago Ireland staged the Ryder Cup in The K Club in Kildare. For the home crowd the European team was heavy with familiar content in Pádr(...)

Pádraig Harrington in action during last summer’s British Open at Royal Portrush. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

It looks like Pádraig Harrington will continue changing the habit of a lifetime, in working on a new putting routine in the comfort of his own back ga(...)

Conor Moore: “I thought, ‘nobody is doing golf impersonations’. I took off about six to eight weeks and I learnt 10 guys and I put the video out for the Masters in 2018. And literally the night I put it out, the Golf Channel reached out to me and said we would like to talk to you about some opportunities. The rest is history.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Conor Moore is on the other end of the phone. There’s social distancing and, well, there’s real social distancing. Other side of the Atlantic style. (...)

 European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington says the Ryder Cup might have to be played behind closed doors. Photograph: PA

Staging this year’s Ryder Cup without fans is not in the event’s best interests but it might have to “take one for the team” and proceed that way amid(...)

Shane Lowry would love to team up with Rory McIlroy at the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Shane Lowry – stuck in lockdown in Florida while awaiting the return of the PGA Tour season, most likely in mid-June – has name-checked a couple of ac(...)

The series of burglaries took place in the Tower Street area of Cork’s southside on Friday morning. Image: Google Maps

Two men have been remanded in custody after they were charged with a series of burglaries including one where two intruders broke into the home of an (...)

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