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In-form Campbell leads at Seapoint

Warrenpoint's Colm Campbell looks like the man to beat as he took up where he left off at Baltray on Monday by firing a four under par 68 to take a one-stroke lead after the first qualifying round for the AIG Irish Amateur Close Championship at Seapoint.

In-form Campbell leads at Seapoint

Selectors jumping the gun on Home Internationals - Murray

Cairndhu’s Ryan McKinstry plays from the rough on the 12th during the second round of the South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship at Lahinch Golf Club 28th July 2013. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ieThe last minute withdrawal of Headfort’s Brian Casey from the South of Ireland Championship to better prepare to next month’s European Individual Championship and the Home Internationals has highlighted a flaw in the international selection process that needs urgent remedy.

Morgan sets the pace in the East

Dessie Morgan in action at Baltray this morning. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ieMullingar’s Dessie Morgan has a chance to pull off one of the victories of the year after an opening 68 gave him the first round lead in the East of Ireland Amateur Open at County Louth.

Top class field set for Carlow test

Carlow Golf Club hosts the Midlands Senior Scratch Cup next weekend, Sept 8-9Current internationals Harry Diamond, Nicky Grant and Richard O’Donovan will be gunning for glory in the 63rd Midlands Senior Scratch Cup at Carlow next Saturday and Sunday.

Morgan poised to end 50-year Mullingar drought

Dessie Morgan in full flowDessie Morgan can become the first home winner in the 50-year history of the Mullingar Grant Thornton Scratch Trophy after a sensational second round 67 gave him a share of the lead ahead of today’s 36-hole finale.

Decaffeinated "South" in full swing

The magnificent links at Lahinch, home of the South of Ireland Championship.Traditionally one of the great sporting fixtures of the year, the South of Ireland Amateur Open got underway at Lahinch today with just one of the recently selected Irish Home International side in the draw.

Cutler a major hurdle for McDermott in West quest

Paul Cutler hits his fairway bunker shot to the 19th at Rosses Point. It finished just six feet away, setting up a quarter-final victory over Co Sligo’s Barry Anderson.There is a shrine to Cecil Ewing in the foyer of County Sligo Golf Club but if 29-year old bank official Gary McDermott makes a silver deposit in the club’s trophy cabinet today, he will achieve the golfing equivalent of canonisation.