Shane McGlynn

Cullen in control in Carlow

Slieve Russell’s Seamus Cullen leads after the opening round of the Midlands Senior Scratch Cup at Carlow. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ieSlieve Russell’s Seamus Cullen fired a two under par 68 to open up a commanding lead after the first round of the 36-hole Midlands Senior Scratch Cup at Carlow today.

Dunne and Kearney progress at British Amateur

Paul Dunne and Aaron Kearney (pictured) are through to the last 32 of the British Amateur at Royal Cinque Ports. Picture by Pat Cashman. Greystones’ Paul Dunne and Castlerock’s Aaron Kearney were the only Irishmen to make it to the last 32 of the 118th Amateur Championship at Royal Cinque Ports.

Gorey refuses to surrender

Niall Gorey drives on the eighth in the quarterfinal win over Gary McDermott. Photo Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.ieYou know you’re doing something right when you impress such an august triumvirate as former West of Ireland champions Des Smyth, Barry Reddan and Declan Branigan with your play in freezing, 30mph gales.

McDermott remains on course at Rosses Point

Gary McDermott hits his tee shot to the 16th in the third round of the West of Ireland Championship. Picture Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.ieGary McDermott remained on course to end County Sligo’s 63-year wait for a home-grown winner when he beat Knock’s Nicky Grant 3 and 2 to reach the quarter-finals of the West of Ireland Amateur Open at a bitterly cold Rosses Point.