Robert Abernethy: young Dun Laoghaire member is through to the last 16 of the West of Ireland where he will meet Naas’s Robert Brazill.  Picture by Pat Cashman

Schoolboy Robert Abernethy was one of the unlikely heroes as a host of big guns were silenced and the West of Ireland Amateur Open was blown wide ope(...)

Defending champion Dermot McElroy of Ballymena had comfortable wins over Stephen Healy and Dwayne Mallon. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Rory McIlroy’s presence looms large at Rosses Point but local boy Seán Flanagan is ready to step out of that shadow by becoming the first home winner(...)

 Seán Flanagan claimed the silver medal for leading qualifier at the West of Ireland Amateur Open at Co Sligo after the second round of strokeplay was abandoned because of high winds. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There was anger and frustration from many players at venerable County Sligo Golf Club when high winds forced officials to abandon the second round of (...)

When it mattered most, their survival instincts rescued them. And yet, as their supporters around the 20th green – the second hole on the O’Meara Cour(...)

It’s a credit to the changes made to the classic James Braid design in the wake of the 12-under-par 60 posted by Noel Fox 13 years ago that just two (...)

The famed links at the Old Course,  Lahinch Golf Club. Photo. Inpho/Getty

Twelve months after being ousted in the first round in the first match on the first morning, Shandon Park’s Stuart Bleakley was the last man standi(...)

Lahinch Golf club: where the South of Irreland Amateur Open will be decided

Childhood pals Darragh Coghlan and Richard Knightly will put their long friendship aside for a few hours this morning to battle for a place in the fin(...)

 Arthur Pierse of Tipperary made it into the last 16 of the South of Ireland championship at Lahinch yesterday as he saw off  Forrest Little’s Caolan Kennedy 3 and 2 before seeing off Munster interprovincial John Hickey of Cork on the 18th in the afternoon. Photograph:  Paul Thomas/R&A via Getty Images

On a day when title favourites Pat Murray and Chris Selfridge bit the dust, old gunslinger Arthur Pierse trained his sights on another young gun, not (...)