Michael Quirke

Irish Senior team returns in triumph

Amateur golf is big in Ireland but senior golf is even bigger and Ireland excels with the men retaining the European Senior Men's Team Championship title in Poland on Saturday as the women took bronze in the European Ladies' Team Championship in Austria.

Irish Senior team returns in triumph

England retain Senior Home Internationals

England Senior Home International TeamThe winning England Seniors Home Internationals team at Royal County Down. Back Row, John Ambridge, Charles Banks, Andrew Stracey, Tyrone Carter, Richard Partridge, Chris Reynolds. Front Row, Richard Palmer (Team Captain), Ivor McCandless (President GUI), Richard Latham. Picture © David Ross/Ulster GolfEngland retained the Seniors Home Internationals thanks to a powerful 6-3 win over European champions Ireland at Royal Co Down.

Irish Seniors look to regain Home Internationals

Garth McGimpsey will be back at one of hs favourite venues as Ireland hosts the Senior Men’s Home Internationals at Royal Coynty Down from Tuesday. England will get their defence of the Seniors Home Internationals underway with an opening match against Scotland while recently crowned European champions Ireland take on Wales at spectacular Royal County Down, writes the GUI.

Irish Seniors make European semis

Tipparary’s Arthur Pierse, picture during this year’s South of Ireland Championship at Lahinch, helped Ireland into the last four at the European Senior Men’s Team Championships in Hungary. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ieIreland will face Scotland in Friday’s semi-finals of the European Senior Men’s Team Championship at Pannonia Golf and Country Club in Hungary.

Majestic McGimpsey makes it three in a row

Garth McGimpsey romped to his third successive Irish Seniors Amateur Close title at Porrtumna. It may be a cliché, but the winning shot of the Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship for 2013 was the shot of a champion, and it came from Garth McGimpsey, who brilliantly sealed a third successive title with a superb three-under 69.

McGimpsey lurking at Portumna

Hugh Smyth is tied for the lead at Portumna. Hat-trick seeking Garth McGimpsey will go into the final round of the Irish Seniors Amateur Close just two shots behind pacesetters Michael Quirke and Hugh Smyth at Portumna.

Quirke three clear in Irish Seniors

Malone Golf Club has presented a stern test for the 2013 Irish Seniors Open. Michael Quirke will take a three shot lead into Friday’s final round of the Irish Seniors Amateur Open after another day of swirling breezes and glorious sunshine at Malone Golf Club.

Quirke shines at Malone

Michael Quirke. pictured at Carton House during the 2010 Irish Senior Open on the European Senior Tour, made a fine start to the Irish Seniors Amateur Open at Malone. Doneraile’s Michael Quirke defied a swirling breeze and took advantage of glorious sunshine to open with a spectacular one-under 70 and lead the Irish Seniors Amateur Open Championship by three shots at Malone Golf Club.