Arthur Pierse

David Kinsella bows out after 50 years with family victory; triumphant Irish Seniors return home

As he prepares to retire at the end of the year following 50 years at Castle, David Kinsella celebrated with his son Ross, who was on the winning Catle team in the final of the FBD Barton Cup against Clontarf.

David Kinsella bows out after 50 years with family victory; triumphant Irish Seniors return home

Irish Senior team returns in triumph

Amateur golf is big in Ireland but senior golf is even bigger and Ireland excels with the men retaining the European Senior Men's Team Championship title in Poland on Saturday as the women took bronze in the European Ladies' Team Championship in Austria.

Irish Senior team returns in triumph

After 50 years, Titleist sponsored Mid West Alliance still going strong

When it was founded in 1964, the Mid West Alliance had a very modest objective; to provide low handicappers in North Munster and South Connacht with an opportunity to remain ‘competitively sharp’ during the winter months. 

Forty-seven golfers took part in the first outing at a blustery Lahinch Old and was won by a teenager, Ivan Morris (Limerick) with a score of 76 gross from Vincent Nevin (Ennis) and a popular golfer known as “The Stylist” - Peter O’Connor (cousin of Christy Senior and Junior who was the resident pro at Dromoland) on the same mark.

After 50 years, Titleist sponsored Mid West Alliance still going strong

England retain Senior Home Internationals

England Senior Home International TeamThe winning England Seniors Home Internationals team at Royal County Down. Back Row, John Ambridge, Charles Banks, Andrew Stracey, Tyrone Carter, Richard Partridge, Chris Reynolds. Front Row, Richard Palmer (Team Captain), Ivor McCandless (President GUI), Richard Latham. Picture © David Ross/Ulster GolfEngland retained the Seniors Home Internationals thanks to a powerful 6-3 win over European champions Ireland at Royal Co Down.

Irish Seniors make European semis

Tipparary’s Arthur Pierse, picture during this year’s South of Ireland Championship at Lahinch, helped Ireland into the last four at the European Senior Men’s Team Championships in Hungary. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ieIreland will face Scotland in Friday’s semi-finals of the European Senior Men’s Team Championship at Pannonia Golf and Country Club in Hungary.

Pierse: "If you haven’t got the players coming here, people won’t come to watch”

Arthur Pierse (Tipperary) on the 13th tee during the South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship at Lahinch. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ieFormer Walker Cup star Arthur Pierse joined the chorus on voices calling on the Golfing Union to do something to improve the field at the South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship as he went down 4 and 3 to Knock’s Nicky Grant in the fourth round at Lahinch.

South of Ireland - Day three

Greenore’s Ian Brennan on the 14th tee during roudn three of the South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship at Lahinch Golf Club. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ieReigning champion Pat Murray lost on the 19th as Knock’s Nicky Grant remained on course in his quest for his first amateur major with a 4 and 3 win over Arthur Pierse of Tipperary sending him into the last 16 of the South of Ireland Amateur Open at Lahinch.

Pierse cruises into third round at South

Milltown’s Liam Harnett blasts out of the rough on the first en route to victory over Lahinch’s Bob Loftus in the second round of the South of Ireland Championship at Lahinch. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ieFormer Walker Cup player Arthur Pierse cruised into the third round of the South of Ireland Amateur Open at Lahinch.

Majestic McGimpsey makes it three in a row

Garth McGimpsey romped to his third successive Irish Seniors Amateur Close title at Porrtumna. It may be a cliché, but the winning shot of the Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship for 2013 was the shot of a champion, and it came from Garth McGimpsey, who brilliantly sealed a third successive title with a superb three-under 69.