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Band of Brothers (and smiling assassins) live the Walker Cup dream

In truth, the evidence was there from the moment he ran through his team the Monday after the US Amateur. Nigel Edwards, the most successful GB&I Walker Cup captain in the game alongside Peter McEvoy, knew what he wanted and got it

Band of Brothers (and smiling assassins) live the Walker Cup dream

Walker Cup countdown - Hurley, Hume, Dunne, Moynihan and Sharvin speak about the challenge ahead

The Golfing Union of Ireland caught up with Gavin Moynihan, Gary Hurley, Jack Hume, Cormac Sharvin and Paul Dunne at Portmarnock last week to speak about this week's Walker Cup matches at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

Walker Cup countdown - Hurley, Hume, Dunne, Moynihan and Sharvin speak about the challenge ahead

Famous Five — big Irish presence expected on Walker Cup team

Members of Naas Golf Club were openly discussing the "great news" on Sunday that Jack Hume has been handed a Walker Cup spot for next month's matches at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

Famous Five — big Irish presence expected on Walker Cup team

Five Irish make 20-man Walker Cup squad

Ireland hasn't had four players on a Walker Cup team since Jimmy Bruen, Cecil Ewing, Joe Carr and Sam McCready played at Royal Birkdale in 1951. But it could happen again this year after five Irishmen made the initial 20-man squad.

Five Irish make 20-man Walker Cup squad

Hume heads Irish at Lytham

Jack Hume was the best of the Irish on day one of the 2013 Lytham Trophy Rathsallagh’s Jack Hume headed the Irish challenge on a day when just two players broke par in the opening round of the Lytham Trophy at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

McDowell dreaming of Claret Jug homecoming

Purple reign. If Graeme McDowell wins the Open, Northern Ireland will have captured three majors in just over two years. Photo Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie Graeme McDowell plans to keep his promise to Darren Clarke and bring the Claret Jug home to Northern Ireland today.

The Portrush man wants to put the famous old trophy in the “Shrine” at Rathmore Golf Club just 12 months after Clarke took it to Royal Portrush and 65 years after Rathmore man Fred Daly lifted it at Hoylake.