Golf awarded significant funding from Sport Ireland

Golf awarded significant funding from Sport Ireland

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD today announced that golf will benefit from Sport Ireland funding of €758,000 in 2018 and the announcement was welcomed by both Sinead Heraty and Pat Finn, CEOs of the ILGU and GUI respectively. Speaking...

Leona Maguire breaks record as World #1

Leona Maguire breaks record as World #1

Ireland's Leona Maguire has broken plenty of records over the years but with her listing as World #1 in the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking system on Wednesday January 31st the Duke University student has been at the top spot for 131 weeks, which breaks the...

Lowry likens Phoenix 16th to being thrown to the lions

Lowry likens Phoenix 16th to being thrown to the lions

For a third year running Shane Lowry reckons there'll be nowhere to hide when it comes to the infamous 16th hole at the Phoenix Open. "It's like being thrown to the lions," said Lowry smiling. The hole, nicknamed ‘The Coliseum’, is far and away the nosiest in golf...

Bolger’s Tour chances take a hit in Q-School examination

Bolger’s Tour chances take a hit in Q-School examination

Jimmy Bolger’s hopes of Senior Tour membership have taken an almighty hit on day two of the Staysure Tour Qualifying School Final Stage. Bolger returned a five over par round of 76 as the field once gain struggled on a tough day at Pestana Golf Resort. Having opened...

Burrell appointed as new PGA Captain in Ireland

Burrell appointed as new PGA Captain in Ireland

In an historic break with tradition, Gillian Burrell, has taken over the reins as PGA in Ireland captain. The 55-year-old, born in Athy, Co Kildare succeeded Joe Frawley at the recent AGM, becoming the first woman to hold the post. “I never had any aspirations to pull...

Li holds off McIlroy to claim Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Li holds off McIlroy to claim Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Li Haotong produced a late burst of scoring to hold off the challenge of Rory McIlroy and win his second European Tour title after a thrilling final-day battle at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The Chinese entered the final day a shot clear of McIlroy but trailed by...

Top 10 finish for Wilson at Portuguese Amateur

Top 10 finish for Wilson at Portuguese Amateur

Annabel Wilson shot the joint best round of the day to finish as the leading Irish woman at the 88th Portuguese International Ladies Amateur Championship at West Cliffs. The Lurgan teenager fired a three over par 75 to claim a share of 8th place on 24-over-par, just...

Curley channeling his inner Rocky to come back stronger

Curley channeling his inner Rocky to come back stronger

Newlands' Cian Curley has vowed to come back stronger after he followed three rounds of 74 with a closing 77 at the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Qualifying Tournament in Colombia. The Dubliner ended the tournament in a tie for 55th on 15-over-par after a bitterly...

McIlroy ready to pounce on victory as Dunne cut in Dubai

McIlroy ready to pounce on victory as Dunne cut in Dubai

Rory McIlroy is in hot pursuit of his first win in over a year as he heads into the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic just one shot off the lead. McIlroy struggled to find any rhythm over his opening nine holes but recovered well over an inward half of 32 to...

Lowry, Power and Harrington get cut at Torrey Pines

Lowry, Power and Harrington get cut at Torrey Pines

Ireland’s three Torrey Pines competitors found themselves forced to make unexpected alternate plans after each missed the Farmers Insurance Open halfway cut. Padraig Harrington and his 2016 Olympic Games team-mate, Seamus Power were among 27 players on level par who...

Grant twelve back as Irish hopes fade in Portugal

Grant twelve back as Irish hopes fade in Portugal

Lisburn’s Paula Grant is now the leading Irish contender at the 88th edition of the Portuguese Ladies Amateur Championship. Grant carded a third round 80 to claim a share of 12th position on 20 over par, a full twelve shots behind current leader, England’s Annabel...

Horan & Modest! Golf back for NI Open 2018

Horan & Modest! Golf back for NI Open 2018

Niall Horan might be in the Emirates this week supporting his players and friend Rory McIlroy, but he has news of his own international golf tournament as Modest! Golf confirmed they are back on board for this year’s Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm Castle. The NI...

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Hoey best of Irish hopefuls on day one in Cadiz

Hoey best of Irish hopefuls on day one in Cadiz

Michael Hoey returned a one-under par round of 71 as Kristof Ulenaers made it a day to remember after posting a seven-under par 65 to lead by two on his professional debut at the Challenge de Cádiz. 42-year old Hoey has seen first-hand in recent years the soaring...