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Swing vote: What next for Brexit effect on Ireland’s golfing tourism?

There has been considerable commentary in recent weeks about what Brexit means for Irish tourism. Most of it revolves around the uncertainty the Leave vote has created and that certainly applies to Irish tourism.

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Shane Lowry chases Ryder Cup dream

Shane Lowry showed Darren Clarke that he won’t give up on his Ryder Cup dream without a fight when he followed his opening 75 with a sensational six under 65 to make the cut in the Made in Denmark.

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Seamus Power and Kevin Phelan impress

Waterford’s Seamus Power and Kevin Phelan shot the lights out on opposite sides of the Atlantic but it was a major battle for Rory McIlroy to kickstart his FedExCup campaign in The Barclays in New York.

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Perfect platform for Thomas Pieters to stake last-minute Ryder Cup claim

Thomas Pieters will have the perfect platform to stake a last-minute claim for a Ryder Cup wild card as he partners European captain Darren Clarke in the first two rounds of the Made in Denmark event that begins today.

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Kevin Phelan and Gavin Moynihan up for Challenge at Mount Wolseley

Challenge Tour duo Kevin Phelan and Gavin Moynihan are hoping to take advantage of their precision and short game prowess when they enjoy “home” advantage in the €180,000 Volopa Irish Challenge hosted by Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa and Golf Resort next month.

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12 of Ireland’s best golfing hotels

What better way to wake up than knowing you have a big breakfast waiting and you’ve got all the time in the world to get there. Ireland has hundreds of hotels — from five-star luxury to everyday comfort — and when it comes to golf you’ll never have to look too far for somewhere to rest your head.

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Shane Lowry still hoping to convince Darren Clarke for Ryder Cup place

Shane Lowry might have needed a pep talk from his manager to stick to his plan to play in Denmark this week, but the Offaly man knows he still has a chance to persuade Darren Clarke that he deserves a Ryder Cup wildcard.

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Tralee leave nothing to chance in bid for Junior Cup glory

Tralee Golf Club’s bid for AIG Irish Junior Cup glory next month will not fail for lack of preparation. Team manager Billy Naughton has been striving to have as deep a squad as possible travelling to Carton House to represent the newly crowned Munster pennant winners.

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Alex Gleeson digs deep for AIG Irish Amateur Close

Castle’s Alex Gleeson shrugged off some late resistance from Whitehead’s John-Ross Galbraith to win the AIG Irish Amateur Close title 3 and 1 on the majestic Glashedy Links at Ballyliffin.

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Paul McGinley full of praise for Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow

Hopes of an Irish Olympic medal faded in the Women’s Individual Stroke Play in Rio, but team captain Paul McGinley immediately praised Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow.

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Alex Gleeson dreams of landing major

Castle’s Alex Gleeson is dreaming of landing his maiden “major” after breaking the heart of Tramore’s Robin Dawson for the second year running in the AIG Irish Amateur Close Championship.

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Irish Amateur Close Championships: Dawson hoping to ‘hoover’ up Close

Tramore’s Robin Dawson hopes to wield his putter like a “hoover” rather than a deadly weapon as he seeks some AIG Irish Close Championship revenge in the last 16 today.

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Bogey trouble leaves Leona Maguire playing catch-up

Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow are well off the first round pace at the Olympic golf tournament after shooting opening rounds of 74 and 77, respectively, in Rio de Janeiro yesterday.

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John-Ross Galbraith aims to maintain perfect ‘Close’ record

Whitehead’s John-Ross Galbraith claimed the leading qualifier’s silver medal at Ballyliffin and insisted he’s aiming to maintain his 100% record in the AIG Irish Amateur Close by winning it for the second time.

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Robin Dawson making waves in the AIG Irish Amateur Close

Tramore’s Robin Dawson kept his cool on a day of tough scoring to open with a two under 70 in the AIG Irish Amateur Close at windy Ballyliffin.

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Gary O’Flaherty now targets All-Ireland glory for Cork

Gary O’Flaherty is hoping to crown a successful individual season by helping Cork Golf Club to an All-Ireland title.

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Will Brazil’s legacy plan for golf prove a success?

Many Brazilians who lined the fairways at the weekend to watch the first Olympic golf tournament in a century say the sport’s growth in South America’s largest country is no hole-in-one.

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Ryan Moore’s early birdie message scares off rivals

For all the late pars and the closing run of 46 holes without a bogey, Ryan Moore thought the key to his victory Sunday in the John Deere Classic was a 24-foot birdie putt on the fourth hole.

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Seamus Power can hold head high after impressive Olympics performance

Irishman Seamus Power equalled his lowest round of the week but his bid for a podium finish faded on Reserva de Marapendi’s back nine as Britain’s Justin Rose claimed golf’s first Olympic gold medal for 112 years.

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Monkstown banish bitter memories at AIG Munster Senior Cup final

Monkstown closed the book on 12 months of heartbreak as they claimed their provincial pennant with victory in the AIG Munster Senior Cup final at Cork Golf Club.

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Desi Henry and Liam Moynihan power to second rally victory of the season

Antrim’s Desi Henry (Skoda Fabia R5) and his Millstreet co-driver Liam Moynihan netted their second win in this season’s Valvoline National Forest Rally Championship as they cruised to victory in the Mallow based Crafted Furniture & Joinery Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally, the fourth round of the series.

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