Robbie Cannon

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Paul O’Hanlon: “I am working full-time now and it kind of feels like one against the head. It’s come out of nowhere. It’s bizarre.” Photograph: Pat Cashman

In fine weather on the famous old links, Paul O’Hanlon stuck gamely to his task to fend off a late charge from local hero Gerard Dunne and claim the E(...)

Leader Colm Campbell Jnr (Warrenpoint) watches  his birdie putt on the 18th green during  the second round of the Irish Amateur Open at  Royal Dublin.  Photo: Pat Cashman

It’s not often a player shoots a pair of impressive 68s to lead at Royal Dublin and ends up overshadowed by a player two shots behind him. But Warre(...)

Charl Schwartzel won the Valspar Championship. “Seeing Charl win was actually encouraging because it showed that any player is only one week away from winning.” Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

If I tell you that my list of sports viewing inside the past week has included the Ireland-Italy rugby match on Saturday, the Offaly-Clare football le(...)

Ireland’s players react after losing the World Cup  quarter-final. Pain of defeat is similar for all sportspeople.  Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty  Images

The post mortem is a ritual which always follows a defeat, no matter which sport you are playing. I know, I’ve been there enough times myself. In gol(...)

Walker Cup players Gavin Moynihan, Cormac Sharvin, Gary Hurley, Paul Dunne and Jack Hume ahead of a training season at Portmarnock Golf Club. They were joined by Shane Lowry. Photograph: Golffile|Fran Caffrey|GUI

I’m really getting to enjoy these Q&As which generally are part of corporate gigs. I was at one the other night in Galway for McGettigans, one of (...)

“I’ll be honest: wins are everything in golf. No-one plays to finish in the top-five, or to finish second or third. You would definitely swap a lot of good finishes for a win, so I think it has been a pretty successful year so far in that regards.” Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

I’ve seen quite a bit of the Atlantic Ocean these past couple of weeks, whether it has been standing on sand banks off Portugal or looking out from(...)

“I couldn’t see it in the air (approach to 18 from the left rough), couldn’t see where it was going, and then I just saw it coming down on the green. That was it, I was a winner.” Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

It’s been a mad few days. Absolutely mental. I went through three battery charges on my mobile phone on Monday between catching up on messages on T(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland hits off the fourth tee during the final round of the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Nerves of steel? Make it titanium. Shane Lowry – showing fortitude, demonstrating terrific shot-making and, on the odd occasion, riding his luck – fol(...)

I texted Paul Dunne on the Sunday night and told him I’d watched every bit of the golf that day and that he’d played better than anyone. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

I’ve had plenty of time for reflection since the British Open. A lot of people keep taking me back to the 17th hole in the first round and that eight (...)

When Shane Lowry first played at St Andrews he was carrying his own bag and the wind was blowing at 40mph. He shot an 81. Photograph:   Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

I thought I was being very clever the other day in cutting through all the red tape and skipping ahead to the 10th hole to start my few holes of pr(...)

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