Fota Island

Agony for McGinley; Padraig and St Jude; Lowry's wedge; and Rickie

Paul McGinley was forced to withdraw from the Irish Open with back spasms and admitted: ”It’s one of my biggest disappointments in my whole career. Even pulling out of a Major wouldn’t have hurt as much as this.”

Agony for McGinley; Padraig and St Jude; Lowry's wedge; and Rickie

Higgins clan joint top at Fota Island

Ted Higgins and Ted Higgins Jnr shared top spot with Pádraig Dooley and David O'Sullivan in the PGB Munster Winter Series Fourball event at Fota Island Golf Club.

Higgins clan joint top at Fota Island

2016 looks too soon for Irish Open return to Fota Island

Fota Island’s massive success as an Irish Open venue is no guarantee that the event will return to the Cork resort in 2016 with the Chinese owners keen to reap the benefits of last week's hugely successful staging.

2016 looks too soon for Irish Open return to Fota Island

Harrington has broad brush strokes but the devil is in the detail

A blank canvas lay before Pádraig Harrington at Fota Island yesterday but the Dubliner could not paint a third round masterpiece in the Irish Open and like a great artist struggling for inspiration, he walked away from the easel with a head full of ideas but little to show for them.

Harrington has broad brush strokes but the devil is in the detail

Moynihan, McElroy, Hurley and Cannon set for Irish Open

Walker Cup star Gavin Moynihan will be joined by Ballymena's Dermot McElroy, West Waterford's Gary Hurley and 2013 Irish Amateur Open champion Robbie Cannon in next month's Irish Open at Fota Island.

Moynihan, McElroy, Hurley and Cannon set for Irish Open

Fota Island in Irish Open talks?

Rory McIlroy plays his approach to the 18th in the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday. Picture: Fran Caffrey www.golffile.ieThe European Tour is believed to be in talks with Fota Island about the possibilty of hosting the 2014 Irish Open.

Where should the Irish Open go from here?

The O’Meara Course at Carton House.The venue for the 2014 Irish Open is expected to be annouced this week when the European Tour releases the full 2014 schedule at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.