Ballyliffin

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Pádraig Harrington in action during the first round at Ballyliffin. “I know if I just stay patient, hopefully I’ll manage it well enough to get myself into position with nine holes to go [on Sunday]. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The old warhorse still has a stubborn streak, and Pádraig Harrington managed to defy some logic when adventurously discovering parts of Glashedy Links(...)

  Jon Rahm   on the fourth tee during the pro-am event on Wednesday prior to the   Irish Open at Ballyliffin Golf Club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

When Jon Rahm sits down for dinner, the first item perused is usually the steaks – type, size, etc – on offer. He is a man who likes his meat; and if (...)

 Rory McIlroy on the first fairway at the Pro-Am at Ballyliffin on Wednesday. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Ironically, Rory McIlroy’s mood temporarily slipped into one of a darker shade, of deep thought. While all around him the evidence was of a holiday fe(...)

Shane Lowry speaking on practice day for the Irish Open at  Ballyliffin Golf Club in  Co Donegal.  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The art of juggling isn’t easy, as Shane Lowry – attempting to keep the ball in the air on two tours – has discovered. With cards on both the PGA Tour(...)

Rory McIlroy  on the 17th tee during practice   for the Irish Open at Ballyliffin Golf Club in Co Donegal. Photograph:   Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

A miracle? Not quite, but while links courses all over Ireland have turned into a scorched brown of late, the Glashedy Links – which will test the sho(...)

Paul McGinley at Lahinch Golf Club for the announcement that it is to host the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, with McGinley as the host.  Photograph: Brian Arthur

As you’d somehow expect from someone whose Ryder Cup captaincy was deemed a template for all others, to the extent that the USA has sought to imitate (...)

Rory McIlroy chipping  during  the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Northern Ireland’s Portstewart Golf Club in July  2017. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy’s hosting of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open won’t be a one-man task any longer, with the PGA European Tour revealing that the tournament (...)

 Leona Maguire: “It is about fine-tuning everything and getting that little bit better.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Number 1 An intimidating presence? Leona Maguire, all 5ft 6in tall, doesn’t immediately fit the profile. She is engaging in conversation, modest, eve(...)

In 2010 Shaun Kelly (centre) was driving a car which collided with another travelling in the opposite direction. One man (66) and seven young men were all killed.

The man responsible for Ireland’s worst ever single road crash has been released from prison in time for Christmas. Co Donegal man Shaun Kelly (29),(...)

Thomas Mulligan (Co Louth) plays from the water at the seventh green during the second strokeplay round of the Irish Amateur Close Championship at Ballyliffin. Photogra. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Whitehead’s John-Ross Galbraith is aiming to maintain his 100 percent record in the AIG Irish Amateur Close by winning it for the second time at Ball(...)

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