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Five Walker Cup spots for Ireland? Cormac Sharvin can't see why not

Ireland might have won 10 of the 20 Irish Amateur Open Championships staged since it was revived in 1995 but while we once looked jealously to the overseas raiders, they now come to us hoping to add a notch to their collective belts.

Five Walker Cup spots for Ireland? Cormac Sharvin can't see why not

McDermott two clear at Royal Dublin

County Sligo's Gary McDermott birdied two of his last three holes to take a two-stroke lead over Scotland's Jamie Savage and the Isle of Man's Tom Gandy at the halfway stage of the Irish Amateur Open at Royal Dublin.

McDermott two clear at Royal Dublin

Irish face massive overseas invasion at Royal Dublin

Recently-crowned West of Ireland champion Jack Hume will be among the home favourites looking to hold back an international invasion when the Irish Amateur Open begins at The Royal Dublin next Thursday, writes the GUI.

Irish face massive overseas invasion at Royal Dublin

Moynihan set for Royal Dublin return

Gavin Moynihan celebrates his 2012 Irish Amateur Open win at Royal Dublin with fellow members of The Island. Picture by Pat CashmanThe Island’s Gavin Moynihan will return to the scene of his biggest win when he tees it up in the RaboDirect Hilary Golf Society outing at Royal Dublin on Sunday.

Augusta decision spotlights men only clubs

Augusta National Golf ClubAugusta National’s descision to accept women as members for the first time will put the leading ‘men only’ clubs on this side of the pond back in the uncomfortable glare of the pubic spotlight.

High winds delay Irish Amateur Open

South west winds gusting over 40mph have delayed the first round of the Irish Amateur Open at Royal Dublin by one hour and 20 minutes.

Winds gusting over 40 mph have delayed the Irish Amateur Open at Royal DublinFearing balls would begin to move on the more exposed greens at the Bulls Island links, championship officials halted play at 8.40 am and resumed again at 10.00 am.

The majority of the fancied contenders, including 14 members of the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup squad, were due to begin their opening rounds between 9.36 am and 10.21 am.