Alex Gleeson

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Joe Lyons  of Galway driving at the eighth in the AIG Barton Shield at Carton House on Wednesday. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Last Sunday evening Joe Canning spent the bones of an hour addressing the Galway golf club Barton Shield and Senior Cup teams – it is the same panel o(...)

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(...)

Peter Kerr has displayed all the hallmarks of a Close winner in Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Experience is everything in championship golf and chemistry student Peter Kerr is hoping he can come up with the elixir of success and claim his first(...)

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(...)

Sean Towndrow shares the lead in the Irish Amateur Open Championship with South Africa’s Kyle McClatchie. Photograph: Pat Cashman

England’s Sean Towndrow might have missed a four foot birdie chance at the last for the outright lead in the Flogas Irish Amateur Open but after overc(...)

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(...)

Naas’ Conor O’Rourke went back to basics and fired a five-under-par 66 to snatch a two-stroke lead after the first qualifying round of the West of Ire(...)

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