Peter Martin

Fourth win for Niall Kearney — top dog at Farnham Estate

Niall Kearney took a break from Challenge Tour action to win the McCabe Pharmacy Charity Pro-Am at the Farnham Estate on Friday.

Fourth win for Niall Kearney — top dog at Farnham Estate

Martin takes control in 54-hole Irish PGA

Peter Martin leads the 54-hole PGA Irish Championship at Mount JulietBelfast talent Peter Martin cracked six birdies in opening 67 to lead the weather-reduced PGA Irish Championship at Mount Juliet.

Omens good on Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th was a pretty good day for the Irish on tour.

In Spain, John Kelly gave himself a boost ahead of next week's Q-School when he shot the lowest individual score of the week at the PGAs of Europe International Team Championship.

Kelly, David Ryan and Peter Martin all shot four under par 68s to give Ireland the best score of the day, clinching a share of fourth place at Roda in Murcia.

Kelly on fire

Tour card hopeful John Kelly continued his red hot streak of form in the PGAs of Europe International Team Championship in Spain.

The St Margaret's man fired a three under 69 at Roda as Peter Martin carded a 72 and David Ryan a 73 to leave Ireland tied for sixth entering the final round.

Seven under par for his three rounds in Murcia, Kelly is "very happy" with his form as he prepares to tee it up in the second stage of the European Tour Qualifying School next week with Padraig Harrington's brother Tadhg on his bag.

Kelly and Co eight off the pace in Murcia

John Kelly was the best of the bunch again but Ireland still slipped eight shots behind leaders England after the second round of the PGAs of Europe International Team Championship in Spain.

Roda, MurciaSet to to tee it up at the second stage of the European Tour Qualifying School next week, Kelly shot a second successive two under par 70 at Roda Golf in Murcia with David Ryan adding a 74 and Peter Martin a 76.

Ireland trail England in PGAs of Europe

Ireland celebrate in 2008Defending champions Ireland are six shots behind pace-setters England after the opening round of the PGAs of Europe International Team Championship in Spain.

St Margaret’s John Kelly fired two under par 70 and Peter Martin a 73 at Roda Golf in Murcia with David Ryan’s 77 discarded.

That leaves the Irish trio in a four-way tie for second place with Wales, Belgium and the United Arab Emirates on one-under par 143 with England out in front on seven-under 137.

Walton leads Q-School hopefuls

Ryder Cup hero Philip Walton heads a 12-strong Irish contingent bidding to win European Tour cards in Spain.

The Dubliner, 44, will be making his eighth successive visit to the stomach churning Qualifying School since 1999.