Ronan Mullarney   celebrates on the 18th green in the final of the   Irish Amateur Close Championship at Ballybunion Golf Club. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Ronan Mullarney had little to prove to his peers but he admitted it was a relief to finally capture his maiden championship with a steely one-hole win(...)

Alan Fahy (Dun Laoghaire) pitching to the sixth green during  his Irish Amateur Close   quarter-final victory over Eoin Murphy  at Ballybunion Golf Club. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Robert Brazill’s stock seven-iron soars 180 yards with ease but he’s loving being asked to drill it 110-yards into a 50kmph Ballybunion breeze as he s(...)

James Sugrue celebrates victory in last year’s South of Ireland Championship at  Lahinch Golf Club, Co Clare. Photograph: Brian Arthur

Lahinch is no stranger to great feats of derring-do so it’s entirely realistic to believe Mallow’s James Sugrue can become the first player for 55 ye(...)

John Murphy from Kinsale becomes the third Irish winner of the St Andrews Links Trophy following his playoff victory on the Old Course at St Andrews.

Murphy claims St Andrews Links Trophy in playoff Kinsale’s John Murphy holed the most important putt of his career to win the St Andrews Links Trophy(...)

Robert Brazil, of Naas Golf Club, celebrates his victory over Alex Gleeson in the final of  the West of Ireland Championship at Rosses’s Point.

Robert Brazill bravely matched Alex Gleeson’s 18th hole birdie to give Naas Golf Club its third West of Ireland Championship in just five years. The (...)

Portmarnock’s Darragh Coughlan  plays the seventh hole in his third-round match against Robin Dawson of Tramore. Photograph: Brian Arthur

He might have fallen in the semi-finals of the “West” but in the end a cruel westerly gust helped Newlands’s Jake Whelan make the last 16 in incredib(...)

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(...)