Justin Kehoe

O'Sullivan holds off McCarthy to win Kerry Scratch Cup at Tralee

Tralee's Darren O'Sullivan held off a final round charge by Mallow's Paul McCarthy to win the Kerry Group sponsored Kerry Scratch Cup at his home club on Sunday.

O'Sullivan holds off McCarthy to win Kerry Scratch Cup at Tralee

Knightly five back in Kerry Scratch Cup defence

When the 2015 Kerry Scratch Cup was launched, we wondered who could beat defending champion Richard Knightly around spectacular Tralee over 54 holes. So far nine players are pulling it off.

Knightly five back in Kerry Scratch Cup defence

37 Irish heading to Q-School

Walker Cup player Niall Kearney is one of 37 Irishmen who have entered the first stage of the European Tour Qualifying School later this month.

The 21-year old Royal Dublin amateur will tee it up in a 115-man field at Fleesensee Golf and Country Club near Berlin from September 22-25 alongside Justin Brink and fellow South of Ireland champions Mark Campbell and Mervyn Owens.

Kearney is one of six Irish amateurs amongst the 749 hopefuls who will begin their bids of European Tour cards at stage one. The others are Ulstermen Byron Campbell and Ruairi McGee, Newlands’ Irish international Cian Curley, Royal Dublin’s Neil O Briain and Portmarnock’s James Fox.

Portstewart’s Paul Cutler, who was disappointed not to make the Walker Cup side this year, has not entered.

Diamond dogs on the Emerald trail

Pressure creates diamonds and two of Ireland’s golfing gems are trying to keep some sparkle in their games on the Emerald Pro Tour.

Former amateur stars Tim Rice and Justin Kehoe aren’t playing for millionaire prize funds in some exotic corner of Brazil. Instead they’re battling the Irish winter and fighting for every cent as they tee it up with their fellow pros and a bunch of enthusiastic amateurs on a fledgling Friday circuit.

Kehoe leads Irish charge at Q-School

Birr's Justin Kehoe is the best of the Irish hopefuls at the halfway stage of the European Tour Qualifying School First Stage (Section A).

The former South of Ireland champion is tied for eighth place at Dundonald Links in Scotland after a second round 73, just four shots behind leader Craig Goodfellow.

Big deal for Horizon stable

Six of Ireland’s golfing young guns have signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Irish Life worth a cool half a million euro.

New kid on the horizon

The Horizon stable at Glasson in 2008It’s a cold and rainy afternoon in Killarney and Conor Ridge has plenty on his mind. The 29-year-old founder of Horizon Sports Management scours the scoring monitors for news of clients such as Michael Hoey, Noel Fox, Colm Moriarty and Justin Kehoe and the news is not great.