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Ireland’s Colm Campbell plays from a bunker on the 11th hole during the first day of the Home Internationals at Royal Portrush yesterday. Photograph:  Pat Cashman.

Ireland suffered an agonising tie with England as they opened the defence of their Home International title at Royal Portrush. The battle was on a kn(...)

The Irish team that will defend the Home International  title at Royal Portrush:  Front row: Rowan Lester, Colm Campbell, Tony Goode (team captain), Michael Connaughton (president, GUI), Dermot McElroy and John Ross Galbraith. Back row: Neil Manchip (National coach), Stuart Grehan, Paul McBride, Colin Fairweather, Robin Dawson, Alex Gleeson, Gavin Moynihan and Jack Hume. Photograph: Pat Cashman.

Lurgan’s Niamh McSherry leads the Irish charge into the knock-out phase of the British Girls Open Amateur Championship at West Kilbride. A second succ(...)

Mary Lockhart, Jacinta Deane and Jo Cooney at Greystones Golf Clubwatch their clubmate amateur Paul Dunne competing in the British Open Golf Championship at St Andrews in Scotland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The meaning of the words “electric atmosphere” were aptly demonstrated this afternoon as a roar of pure joy ripped through the normally sedate surroun(...)

 Cormac Sharvin is one of four Irish players eligible for the  US Amateur Golf Championship at Olympia Fields Golf Club in Chicago next month. Photograph: Tony Marshall/R&A via Getty Images

Ireland will have four golfers eligible to compete in the US Amateur Golf Championship at Olympia Fields Golf Club in Chicago next month. The top 50 p(...)

Cormac Sharvin of Ardglass Golf Club. Photograph: Getty Images.

A stunning third round 67 shot Cormac Sharvin into a one-stroke lead at the Brabazon Trophy at Hollinwell in Nottingham and he today bids to become fi(...)

Jordan Spieth  leans on the shoulder of caddie Michael Greller after winning the  US Open Championship at Chambers Bay. Photograph: Stephen Brashear/EPA

Just as players were required to go from A to B to get to C on the viciously sloping greens at Chambers Bay, Rory McIlroy’s route to next month’s Brit(...)

Gavin Moynihan: faces Frenchman Alexandere Daydou for a place in the quarter-final at Carnoustie. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dubliner Gavin Moynihan faces Frenchman Alexandere Daydou at Carnoustie this morning for a place in the quarter-finals of the Amateur Championship. T(...)

A scorer looks on as Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks on the 9th green during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The cynics with no hearts will tell you that sympathy can be found in a dictionary. At Royal County Down on Thursday Rory McIlroy found it in a differ(...)

 Gavin Moynihan holes the clinching putt on the 18th green in the final round of the 2015 Irish Amateur Open Championship at The Royal Dublin Golf Club. Photograph: Pat Cashman

He won by three shots in the end but there was a world of emotion bookended between the 400-yard drive and a six-foot putt that topped and tailed Gav(...)

Robin Dawson (Faithlegg) smiling despite the weather on the 13th fairway in the second round of the 2015 Irish Amateur Open Championship at The Royal Dublin Golf Club. Photograph: Pat Cashman

If the Walker Cup selectors are looking for hardy, weatherproof youngsters with the stubbornness of Seve and the recovery powers of Houdini, there (...)

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