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Wrist injury, what wrist injury as Padraig Harrington steals the Irish Open show

HE was battling a wrist injury ahead of the tournament, but that it proved no handicap wasn’t a first for Padraig Harrington as he put the ailment firmly to one side to card a...

The lion of Lahinch

THE Pathé newsreel team crossed the Atlantic with the Walker Cup team of 1932 — Ireland may have secured its independence a decade previously but the Royal and Ancient Golf Society wouldn’t...

Lahinch is family for the Slattery clan

A SUNDAY morning in early January 2018 and Padraig Slattery was expecting a call — about a game of golf in Lahinch, but about much more than 18 holes around his beloved...

Irish Open set ablaze by Harrington with Lahinch course record after 24 years

CALL it being the old dog for the long road, or local knowledge from nearly a quarter of a century ago and beyond that. All because Padraig Harrington could go to school on both as...

Back to the Future at Lahinch

“THERE has always been a Barrett on the links.” There’s a quiet and understated, yet a forceful and justifiable pride in Martin Barrett as he says those words, opening...

Flags of Lahinch stand tall

“With so much disorder in the South and West, comparatively few care to take the journey to the noted course at Lahinch.” Belfast Newsletter IT was at the height...

Roller coaster around Lahinch

AS Padraig Harrington tees it high and lets it fly in Lahinch this week, you can be sure there will be plenty of hardy golfing annuals from North Clare behind the ropes...

In the lap of the Lahinch Goats

The championship commences this morning and the stage is set for a most interesting event, especially if the weather is kind. However, down here this is in the lap of the goats,...

McDowell is out to contend

GRAEME McDowell’s memories of Lahinch and the South of Ireland victory that catapulted him onto the USPGA Tour might be sketchy but the resounding message ahead of his return to competitive fare at the...

Sell out says Rory McIlroy won’t be missed

THAT no player is bigger than the tournament itself is set to be hammered home over the coming days as the ‘Sold Out’ signs go up around Lahinch as the Irish Open’s first coming...