Jimmy Bruen Shield

The Ice Man and the Wasp Factory triumph at Carton House

Maynooth University captured the AIG Senior Cup for the first time in the club’s history when Jake Whelan bravely holed a nine-foot putt on the 18th to give them a 3-2 win over Ulster champions Knock at Carton House.

The Ice Man and the Wasp Factory triumph at Carton House

Historic win for Spanish Point; Rosapenna next?

Spanish Point Pierce Purcell teamEoghan O’Loughlin (Captain, Spanish Point Golf Club) and team members pictured with the Pierce Purcell Shield after their victory at the AIG sponsored GUI Cups and Shields National Finals at Royal Tara (20/09/2013). Picture by Pat CashmanOn a day when Ruaidhri McGee topped the tour school qualifiers in England, his former club booked their place in the final of the Senior Cup at the AIG Cups and Shields in 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.

Newcastle West end 40-year Pierce Purcell wait

A jubliant Newcastle West side following their win in the Pierce Purcell Shield All Ireland final 2012. Picture by Pat CashmanNewcastle West ended a 40-year wait in style when they cruised to a convincing 4-1 win over Connacht champions Gort to claim the Pierce Purcell Shield in the Chartis Europe Cups and Shields finals at Kinsale.

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.