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 Robin Dawson: Tramore man is one of the favourites for the West of Ireland title. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger/Getty Images

Reputations count for nothing when the wind whips across County Sligo for the annual West of Ireland Championship. While eight members of the intern(...)

David Kitt. “I knew if I played well I would have a good chance around here. It’s not too long a course for me,” said the 17-year-old schoolboy.  Photograph: Pat Cashman

Former Boys internationals Marc Norton and Jamie Fletcher could meet in the final of the AIG Irish Amateur Close today, but the romantics might not be(...)

Ronan Mullarney (Galway) in action during the third day of the AIG  Irish Amateur Close Championship at Galway GC.  Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Galway’s Ronan Mullarney used his local knowledge to good effect as he defied winds gusting up to 40 kmh to beat defending champion Alex Gleeson and r(...)

Stuart Grehan  bunkered at the 15th green during the final round of the 2017  Mullingar Scratch Trophy at Mullingar Golf Club. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Tullamore’s Stuart Grehan confessed that hearing an inspirational speech from Paul McGinley on the importance of winning at home motivated him to ente(...)

Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Home International team Irish Amateur Open Champion Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internat(...)

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(...)

Rowan Lester: mastered the tough conditions in Lahinch to post a fine 72  in the first qualifying round.   Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Maybe it’s the fact that he now plays his golf in Jordan Spieth’s home state of Texas but there was something otherworldly about the resilience and m(...)

Conor Purcell is hoping to defend his South of Ireland Amateur Open title at Lahinch.

Defending champion Conor Purcell knows he may need a big week to hold on to his place in the Irish team as a high-quality field assembles for the firs(...)

Alex Gleeson beat John-Ross Galbraith 2&1 to win the Irish Close at Ballyliffin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Castle’s Alex Gleeson shrugged off some late resistance from Whitehead’s John-Ross Galbraith to capture the AIG Irish Amateur Close title by 3 and 1 (...)

Thomas Mulligan (Co Louth) plays from the water at the seventh green during the second strokeplay round of the Irish Amateur Close Championship at Ballyliffin. Photogra. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Whitehead’s John-Ross Galbraith is aiming to maintain his 100 percent record in the AIG Irish Amateur Close by winning it for the second time at Ball(...)

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