Mallow’s James Sugrue signals with his driver on the eighth hole during the  British Amateur championship at Portmarnock Golf Club. Photograph:  R&A via Getty Images

If ever there was a sight to behold, it was of James Sugrue in mid-session during the two rounds he played in this 124th edition of the British Amateu(...)

Ronan Mullarney recovered to see off England’s Jake Bolton and progress in the British Amateur Championship. Photograph: R&A/Getty

If it were strokeplay, chances are that even Ronan Mullarney’s powers of recovery would have proven insufficient. In matchplay, though, things are dif(...)

Caolan Rafferty shot a round of 68 at Portmarnock Golf Club. Photograph: Pat Cashman

You couldn’t really picture Caolan Rafferty as any version of Mr Angry. He goes about playing the game with a beautifully rhythmic swing and possesses(...)

England’s James Newton  lining up his putt on the 15th green during  the second round of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open  at County Sligo Golf Club. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

England’s James Newton hit the front in the Flogas Irish Amateur Open as the lead changed hands during round two at County Sligo. Four behind at the (...)

Galway’s  Ronan Mullarney  driving on the 17th hole in the first round of the  Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Co Sligo Golf Club. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Ireland international Ronan Mullarney produced a career low round of 62 to take a four-shot lead on nine under after the opening day of the Flogas Iri(...)

Ireland has named its team for the Home Internationals at Conwy Golf Club in Wales starting on Wednesday. Photograph: Inpho

Four new faces on Irish team Ireland has named four new faces in the team that will be seeking a fifth successive win in the Home Internationals at C(...)

Keith Murphy ended up in a playoff for the last four spots,  progressing with Royal Portrush’s Peter Kerr, Bushfoot’s Owen Crooks and Lahinch’s Thomas Neenan. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Few remember who led the qualifiers 12 years ago when Rory McIlroy successfully defended his crown at the European Club. But whatever Galway’s Ronan(...)

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(...)

Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty was the best of the Irish in the French Amateur championship at Chantilly.

Change of date for All-Ireland finals A clash with Féile 2018 The Trip to Tipp concerts in Thurles have forced the GUI to put back the AIG Cups and (...)

Robin Dawson (Tramore) driving at the 18th tee during day one of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal County Down Golf Club. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Tramore’s Robin Dawson took advantage of idyllic conditions to chisel out an impressive six-under-par 65 and lead the Flogas Irish Amateur Open at a s(...)

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