As the year comes to an end it is an opportunity to ask: How was 2019 for Irish golf clubs? Positive vibes continue, boosted by the €2.34m (up from €1.96m two years ago) recently awarded to golf clubs under the Sports Capital Programme.
The plans of billionaire cable mogul John Malone — who owns Virgin Media cable and broadband, as well as hotels in Ireland — for a $6.4bn (€5.7bn) sale of UPC Switzerland fell apart after would-be purchaser Sunrise Communications concluded its shareholders won’t support the move.
Runaway leading qualifier Ronan Mullarney from Galway is a stronger favourite than ever to capture the AIG Irish Close Championship at Ballybunion this week having needed only 28 holes to come through yesterday’s opening two match-play rounds.
It's somewhat ironic the Naval Service's commander spends most of his days on Haulbowline Island, just a stone's throw from Spike Island where three of his granduncles were interned in 1921 – and a fact he only found out two years ago.
A hat-trick from Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe, coupled with a shambolic defensive display, saw Cork City’s season plunge to new depths at Turner’s Cross last night as Derry City ran riot to inflict another painful defeat in what is turning out to be a shocking season for last season’s runners-up.