Ireland’s Caolan Rafferty driving on the 8th tee during day two of the  Home Internationals   at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph:   Pat Cashman

Ireland’s slim hopes of challenging for the Home Internationals evaporated when they fell 10-5 to defending champions England on day two at Lahinch. (...)

 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(...)

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(...)

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