The American wife of an Irish man who has been threatened with deportation from the USA has said it is “so unfair” that possession of marijuana for personal use charges from “many years ago” are halting his bid for citizenship.
Their twin talents have been signposted for a decade, and on the eve of their LPGA debut tomorrow, the Maguire sisters from Cavan have inked a pair of lucrative sponsorship agreements which provide stability for them as they tee off highly anticipated pro careers.
A seriously ill Irish teenager stranded in her Texan apartment in the fallout from Hurricane Harvey has been evacuated and taken to Texas Children’s Hospital, Shauntelle Tynan, from Greystones, Co Carlow, is in Houston for treatment of a rare autoimmune disease and was in urgent need of a blood transfusion.
Chloe Ryan, 23, from Limerick’s South Circular Road, won the Irish, Ulster, and Munster girls’ golf titles in her teens and first played for Munster Ladies when she was just 15. She plays off a +3.5 handicap for Castletroy Golf Club and Ireland. This week, she is playing in the Irish Women’s Close Championships in Mullingar GC.
As we head into the silly season on the golfing calendar, I would like to reflect on some of the more remarkable performances of the year. But firstly, I must say that it is wonderful to finally see Tiger Woods return to the competitive fold this week, after all of his injury setbacks.
Looking for a weekend break with a difference? The Pullman restaurant at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel gives guests the opportunity to dine in original carriages from the Orient Express – and it’s magnificent, says Vickie Maye.
Irish women’s golf has gone through many ups and downs over the years but there has nearly always been a big star to keep things ticking over, from a Philomena Garvey or Clarrie Reddan to a Mary McKenna or a Maureen Madill.