Killarney Golf & Fishing Club

Sugrue gets Irish Open warm up in the Canaries

Ten years ago he was about to qualify for the Open at Royal Troon but these days Danny Sugrue is happy as the touring professional for Killarney Golf and Fishing Club and playing some great golf.

Sugrue gets Irish Open warm up in the Canaries

Top field for Killarney Scratch Cup

Killarney Golf and Fishing Club’s Killeen Course has hosted the Irish Open and the Curtis Cup. Three rounds on golf on the Killeen Course at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club sounds fantastic. But when you add a fistful of World Amateur Golf Ranking points and a top prize of €750, it’s a no-brainer. No wonder there’s high demand for places in the Killarney Senior Scratch Cup from 13-14 July.

Congressional threat to McIlroy's Irish Open future

Rory McIlroy in action at Congressional in June. Picture Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.ieRory McIlroy could be tempted to skip next year’s Irish Open for a return visit to the scene of his record-breaking US Open triumph.

At least, that appears to be the scenario facing the player, his management and the European Tour as the 2012 schedule hoves into view.

Killarney sharpens teeth for Irish Open but new sponsor left until 2012

The Irish Open in Killarney looks set to be an even bigger success this year. Pic: www.golffile.ieKillarney’s Killeen Course will be a tougher prospect for Rory McIlroy and Co. this time around when it hosts “The Irish Open  presented by Discover Ireland” from July 28-31.

It’s bad news for the players ahead of an event that has seen its prize fund slashed in half - to just €1.5m - following the exodus of title sponsors “3” last year.

But the good news is that European Tour and Failte Ireland will bear the €3m-plus prize money and staging costs and ride out the storm ahead of what they hope will be a new, three-year title sponsorship announcement next season.

Irish Open confirmed for Killarney

The 2011 Irish Open will return to Killarney, where Englishman Ross Fisher held off Padraig Harrington to take the title this year. (©Getty Images)George O’Grady flagged in Dubai last month and last night it was confirmed - the Irish Open will return to the Killeen Course at the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club from July 28-31 next year.

Killarney set for Irish Open repeat

The European Tour is keen to host the Irish Open in Killarney again next season. And Chief Executive George O’Grady confirmed as much yesterday when he unveiled a 2011 schedule featuring a minimum of 50 tournaments in 29 different destinations with the Irish Open pencilled in for July 28-31.

Irish Open crown jewel for Killarney kingdom

Hold on to tour Ryder Cup hats. Lakeside gem Killarney is all set to host next year’s star-studded 3 Irish Open.

The European Tour will announce at a press conference next week that the world famous Killeen course will stage Ireland’s showpiece tournament for the third time.

Club sources, who did not wish to be named, confirmed the news that Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy will headline the €3m plus event, which is expected to be staged from July 29 to August 2 – two weeks after the Open at St Andrews.