Barton Shield

Cups and Shields joy for Ballybunion and Clandeboye

Richard Hanley (Ballybunion) chips in on the 16th to win his match and the Junior Cup at the GUI All Ireland AIG sponsored Cups & Shield National Finals at Royal Golf Club. Picture by Pat CashmanClandeboye lifted the Barton Shield in style as Colm Murphy and William Russell put in star performances for the Ulster provincial champions in the AIG Cups and Shields Finals at Royal Tara, writes the GUI.

Royal Tara ready for annual festival of golf

Magnificent Royal Tara will host the AIG All Ireland Cups and Shields finals this week. It’s arguably the greatest club competition on the planet - a chance for the sweet swinging elite, the improving middle classes and the struggling weekend hackers to rub shoulders, don the club sweater and put their necks on the line for one of those precious green pennants in the AIG sponsored All Ireland Cups and Shields national finals.

Joy for Maynooth and Donaghadee

Donaghadee celebrate their historic Junior Cup win at Kinsale. Pciture by Pat CashmanInspiration comes in many forms, but for the Donaghadee Junior Cup team it was in the form of two of Ulster’s brightest golfing talents as the north Down club triumphed at the Chartis Europe sponsored Cups and Shields in Kinsale, writes the Golfing Union of Ireland.

Kilkenny power into Barton Shield final

Eddie Power is hoping to keep the bragging rights at home after helping Kilkenny make the Bulmers All Ireland Barton Shield final at Tullamore.

The three-time Irish Close champion was one of the heroes of the day as Kilkenny beat Youghal by three holes to set up a showdown with Banbridge in the final.