Eanna Griffin

Hood and Mullarney fly the flag in Portugal

Jordan Hood is tied for 10th place but fellow Maynooth University team mate Ronan Mullarney was the only other Irish player to make the 54-hole cut in the Portuguese International Amateur Championship.

Hood and Mullarney fly the flag in Portugal

Slow start for the Irish in Portuguese Amateur - all 10 players over par on day one

It was a disappointing opening day for the Irish in the Portuguese International Amateur Championship at Montado, south of Lisbon.

Slow start for the Irish in Portuguese Amateur - all 10 players over par on day one

Tommy O'Driscoll to turn pro next month; Alps Tour beckons

Killarney's Tommy O'Driscoll has decided to bite the bullet and turn professional before the first Alps Tour event of the season next month.

Tommy O'Driscoll to turn pro next month; Alps Tour beckons

Panel game - New faces, old questions as GUI picks 2015-16 squads

Walker Cup stars Gavin Moynihan, Paul Dunne and Gary Hurley have left the amateur ranks to pursue their careers in the professional game but the same old questions remain with it comes to the make up of the Golfing Union of Ireland's panels for the coming season.

Panel game - New faces, old questions as GUI picks 2015-16 squads

The O’Grady bunch - Leona and Eanna shine for Shane

Coach Shane O’Grady has helped Leona Maguire become world amateur No 1 and the 2015 National Player of the Year in the US. But he’s also helped Waterford’s Eanna Griffin become a player who could one day challenge for top honours in the professional game.

The O’Grady bunch - Leona and Eanna shine for Shane