Sean Flanagan

Blood, sweat and tears as action-packed West hots up at Rosses Point

Defending champion Dermot McElroy saw blood, sweat and tears — literally and metaphorically — as he remained on course for his date with history in the Radisson Blu sponsored West of Ireland Amateur Open at County Sligo.

Blood, sweat and tears as action-packed West hots up at Rosses Point

Flanagan tames "West" gales; just 31 break 80 as wind gusts to 50mph

When you’re grateful to see a ball blown into the cup for a rare par or even a birdie— ask Declan O’Neill after his 92 or Michael Sinclair after his 83 — it’s fair to say that the weather and the links won the opening round in the Radisson Blu sponsored West of Ireland Amateur Open at Rosses Point.

Flanagan tames "West" gales; just 31 break 80 as wind gusts to 50mph

Hood and Mullarney fly the flag in Portugal

Jordan Hood is tied for 10th place but fellow Maynooth University team mate Ronan Mullarney was the only other Irish player to make the 54-hole cut in the Portuguese International Amateur Championship.

Hood and Mullarney fly the flag in Portugal

Slow start for the Irish in Portuguese Amateur - all 10 players over par on day one

It was a disappointing opening day for the Irish in the Portuguese International Amateur Championship at Montado, south of Lisbon.

Slow start for the Irish in Portuguese Amateur - all 10 players over par on day one

Swiss bliss as Dawson leads European Universities after record 65; Maynooth University 9 back

Maynooth University's Robin Dawson fired a magnificent, course record 65 at Golfpark Waldkirch to lead the individual standings by three shots heading into today's final round of the European Universities Golf Championship in Switzerland.

Swiss bliss as Dawson leads European Universities after record 65; Maynooth University 9 back

Alan Lowry grinds his way to memorable maiden win in Mullingar

Alan Lowry does not believe that being Shane Lowry’s brother is a burden, no more then he’s fed up being the son of an Offaly All Ireland title winning legend.

Alan Lowry grinds his way to memorable maiden win in Mullingar

World University Championships — men 5th, women 12th after 54 holes

Sean Flanagan, Alex Gleeson and Stuart Grehan are fifth with a round to go in the World University Championships in South Korea, 11 strokes outside the medal places

World University Championships — men 5th, women 12th after 54 holes

Grehan named in six strong Irish contingent for World University Games

Stuart Grehan is dreaming of an Irish cap in this year's Home Internationals but he'll get a chance to experience the green jersey in July when he represents Ireland in the World University Golf Games in Korea.

Grehan named in six strong Irish contingent for World University Games