A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
I won’t lie, the first time my wife took me to Ballybunion, I wasn’t blown away, writes
Thu, 16 Aug, 2018
The third county in the best-18-hole listing is the exceptional Co Kerry. With 15 courses — three of which are regularly listed among the world’s best — Kerry is spoilt for choice. So much so that, in this elite company, several of the smaller clubs don’t get a look in. Which is why a silver medal 18 holes are also provided. Measurements are as the clubs provided them.
Tue, 05 Jun, 2018
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018
For many students this can be a stressful time of the year especially with exams just around the corner. Most weekends are spent with their heads buried in books.
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018
looks at the clubs celebrating anniversaries in 2018.
Tue, 17 Apr, 2018
GUI President-elect John Moloughney is backing Thurles Golf Club to keep up the high standards of the AIG Cups and Shields finals when they are staged at the Tipperary club in 2018.
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017
Limerick Golf Club may have their own battles ahead in the AIG Senior Cup today at Carton House but one of their sons left Kildare yesterday with an All Ireland winners’ medal following Ballybunion’s AIG Junior Cup victory.
Fri, 22 Sep, 2017
Ballybunion moved a step closer to regaining the AIG Junior Cup for the first time since 2013 but it needed a 20th hole victory in the defining singles match at Carton House to edge their semi-final against Loughrea.
Thu, 21 Sep, 2017
See how you fared with the weekend’s golf fixtures.
Tue, 22 Aug, 2017
After a series of outstanding matches throughout the provinces, the way has now been largely paved for the national finals of the AIG Irish Cups and Shields at the O’Meara Course, Carton House, Kildare next month, (September 20-23).
Tue, 15 Aug, 2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
Wed, 30 Nov, 2016
Tue, 29 Nov, 2016
Tue, 20 Sep, 2016
Fri, 16 Sep, 2016
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.
Mon, 15 Aug, 2016
Tue, 09 Aug, 2016
There is no question but that Donald Trump will return to Doonbeg many times as United States president.
Mon, 16 May, 2016
Ballybunion-based Grasshopper Skateboards aims to break into the UK and US markets with its eco-friendly designs
Mon, 28 Mar, 2016
A seaside town which lost a hotel and a theatre in the same week has criticised the Government for ignoring rural Ireland. One councillor in Ballybunion, Co Kerry, said: “This so-called economic revival is only being felt in Dublin.”
Tue, 08 Mar, 2016
Kerry’s roads are “more potholes than road” in many places, Kerry County Council has heard.
Tue, 19 Jan, 2016
Participation numbers continue to drop, but the Munster Branch of the GUI celebrated another good year in 2015, with Gary Hurley, John Murphy, and clubs Tramore and Dooks presented with awards during the annual delegates’ meeting at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, last week.
Tue, 01 Dec, 2015
Ballybunion drew on their mix of youth and experience to capture the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield for the first time since 1979 and guarantee that an All-Ireland title headed back to the Kingdom before a ball was kicked in anger at Croke Park.
Mon, 21 Sep, 2015
Tommy Quigley hugged his sons and team-mates Stephen and Shane as Thurles celebrated their first AIG Pierce Purcell Shield win for 18 years.
Sat, 19 Sep, 2015
Experience proved the key as Limerick and Muskerry qualified for the nationals finals of the AIG Irish Senior Cup and Barton Shield at Dungarvan on Saturday.
Mon, 17 Aug, 2015
AIG All-Ireland champions Muskerry have made a spectacular start to their Barton Shield title defence.
Tue, 30 Jun, 2015
Every golfer in Ireland knows the bounty of courses we have on our island. There are 330 18-hole courses and approximately 80 nine-hole courses. It makes for rich pickings. So how do you pick a top 100?
Thu, 25 Jun, 2015
Golf returns to the Olympic Games next year after more than a century in the wilderness but a ceremony conducted on the fifth tee at Ballybunion over the weekend served as a reminder that the game has made a small contribution to Irish sporting success on the world’s biggest stage.
Tue, 12 May, 2015
A traditional seaside resort is in need of modernisation to help it capitalise on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2015
Munster Schools Senior Cup: Glenstal 6 Crescent 3
Thu, 12 Feb, 2015
The happiest group of people at last night’s low-key annual delegates meeting of the Munster Branch of the Golfing Union of Ireland in Mallow were the representatives of Ballyneety Golf Club, formerly Limerick County, who were awarded the Munster Branch Club of the Year award for 2014.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2014
Golf membership in Munster continues to decline, according to figures released by provincial officials.
Tue, 11 Nov, 2014
You don’t need to travel through Ireland to get to Scotland. But that only begs the question: Why wouldn’t you?
Tue, 23 Sep, 2014
If Muskerry do not take the AIG Barton Shield back to Cork from the national finals at Carton House this week it will not be for lack of experience.
Wed, 17 Sep, 2014
Given there is invariably little between the teams at this stage of the various AIG Irish Cups and Shields competitions, it is not surprising the bookmakers have struggled to separate the qualifiers for this weekend’s Munster semi-finals and finals of the Senior and Junior Cups and Barton Shield at Shannon Golf Club.
Sat, 16 Aug, 2014
Muskerry, Limerick and Doneraile are chasing elusive doubles at this weekend’s Munster finals of the AIG Irish Senior and Junior Cups, along with the Barton Shield, at Shannon Golf Club.
Tue, 12 Aug, 2014
Campervans are becoming a "scourge" in some tourism hotspots of the south-west.
Sat, 02 Aug, 2014
Arthur Pierse has been coming to Lahinch for more than 40 years in search of the Clare Coast Hotels South of Ireland Championship.
Tue, 29 Jul, 2014
When you are one of the championship favourites and things are going against you, there is always a good time to produce a shot out of the ordinary.
Mon, 28 Jul, 2014
We would describe ourselves as being a hidden gem," smiles Castlegregory Golf club chairman of management, Noel Earlie, as he looks out over the pristine Kerry course, "but I think we would now like to be less hidden."
Tue, 22 Jul, 2014
Sometimes it takes a step back in order to move forward and that has certainly been the case for Michael McDermott.
Tue, 20 May, 2014
Ten secondary schools in Kerry are to receive high-speed broadband access.
Sat, 03 May, 2014
A local authority is to continue supporting a swimming pool complex in a well-known seaside resort, this year.
Tue, 25 Feb, 2014