Shaun Carter

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

Round-up: Hopkins makes move; McGinley honoured; Loftus struggles

Sunshine Tour — As Jeff Hopkins moved up, Tim Rice shot a level par 72 to fall from tied 10th to 21st after the third round of the Sunshine Tour Qualifying School in South Africa.

Round-up: Hopkins makes move; McGinley honoured; Loftus struggles

Round up: Rice tied 10th at Sunshine Tour Q-School; Loftus set for Alps test

Sunshine Tour — Limerick’s Tim Rice inside the crucial top 30 after the second round of the 90-hole Sunshine Tour Qualifying School in South Africa.

Round up: Rice tied 10th at Sunshine Tour Q-School; Loftus set for Alps test

AIG Cups and Shields: Royal Dublin maul Galway as Greenisland mug Westport

Dublin might be waiting to take on Kerry in Sunday’s All Ireland Football final but it was a Mayo man who was beaming brightly at Carton House yesterday as Royal Dublin ended their 47-year wait for victory the AIG Barton Shield.

AIG Cups and Shields: Royal Dublin maul Galway as Greenisland mug Westport

McLarnon magic seals Match Play for University of Ulster

The University of Ulster defended their Irish Colleges Match Play Championship crown in dramatic fashion at the Heritage when Tiarnan McLarnon clinched a winning par with a tremendous bunker shot at the fifth extra playoff hole to beat NUI Maynooth's Shaun Carter. 

McLarnon magic seals Match Play for University of Ulster

Carter top of the class in Cork

NUI Maynooth’s Shaun Carter. Picture: Pat Cashman/cashmanphotography.ieNUI Maynooth’s Shaun Carter carded an impressive two under 70 to take the men’s honours in the Intervarsity Series at Cork Golf Club.

McLarnon now six clear in Irish Youths

Tiarnan McLarnonLeading by six shots after the third round, Tiarnan McLarnon (Massereene) competing on the final day of the Irish Youths Amateur Close Championshipl at Claremorris Golf Club today (30/08/2013). Picture by Pat Cashman/www.cashmanphotography.ie Massereene’s Tiarnan McLarnon streaked six shots clear of the field in the Irish Youth Amateur Close with one under 72 in the third round at Claremorris this morning.

McLarnon hits route 66 - four clear in Irish Youths

Tiarnan McLarnon leads the Irish Youths Amateur Close by four shots at Claremorris. Picture: Pat Cashman/www.cashmanphotography.ieMassereene’s Tiarnan McLarnon scorched to a sensational seven under par 66 to take a commanding four-stroke lead into the last two rounds of the Irish Youths Amateur Close Championship at pristine Claremorris.

Griffin leads Irish Youths

Waterford’s Eanna Griffin. Picture: Pat Cashman/www.cashmanphotography.ieWaterford’s Eanna Griffin opened with a four-under 69 to take a one stroke lead over Grange player Robbie Pierse after the first round of the Irish Youths Amateur Open at Claremorris.