Simon Thornton

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Simon Thornton: ‘As soon as I hit it I thought it was in, to be honest.’ Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Getty Images

The guttural roar came from the innermost part of his being. With the dark clouds spitting out rain, Simon Thornton found his own light. The 43-year-o(...)

Colm Moriarty shares the lead after the opening round of the Irish PGA Championship at Roganstown. Photograph: Kevin Scott/Presseye/Inpho

Colm Moriarty, who was the essence of consistency in managing to keep a bogey off his card, and Shane Jenkinson took different routes but arrived at t(...)

Michael Hoey playing in the 2019 Northern Ireland Open at  Galgorm Castle. Photograph: Philip Magowan/Inpho/Presseye

It’s a bit like that old gag, about waiting an age for a bus and then two come along together: this week’s feast is one, however, that will have to be(...)

The European Tour are to implement a four-point plan to tackle slow play from next season. Photograph: Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

The PGA European Tour has adopted a no-holds-barred approach in its crackdown on slow play, with a four-point plan to be implemented from next season (...)

Paul Dunne of Ireland lines up a putt during day two of the Turkish Airlines Open at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort in Antalya, Turkey. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

It’s an old truism that golf is a numbers game. The basic task is to get the ball into the hole in as few strokes as humanly possible; yet the other s(...)

Spectators sheltering from  rain  during the final day  of the  Irish Open at Ballyliffin Golf Club. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

“It’s my own fault for letting it get to me,” said Shane Lowry of self-inflicted mental wounds, the type that raise expectation levels only for the fa(...)

Rory McIlroy  practises ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Although there are no last-minute, late additions to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open field from those among Rory McIlroy’s personal list of mobile phon(...)

Senior Foursomes AIG All-Ireland Champions Royal Portrush (L:R): Helen Jones, Vivienne Houston, Shauna Park, Heidi Simpson, Carol Corrigan and Naoimh Quigg - Photo Courtesy of Pat Cashman .

AIG Ladies Cups and Shields Not even rain and high winds could dampen the spirits of the players and supporters who flocked to Dundalk last week as (...)

Damien McGrane finished in a four-way tie for first in the Ballyliffin Pro-Am. Photograph: Inpho

Four way tie at the Ballyliffin Pro-Am It was a four-way tie with Damien McGrane, Eamonn Brady (Clontarf GC), Simon Thornton and Richard Kilpatrick ((...)

First twins born in Ireland as a result of the use of pre-implantation genetic screening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On the day of her first appointment at a Dublin fertility clinic, Linda saw a sign in the waiting room inviting those who had had three or more faile(...)

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