Jet Setting shocks Minding to claim the Irish 1,000 Guineas

Jet Setting ridden by Shane Foley (front) bests Minding and Ryan Moore at the Curragh Jet Setting inflicted a shock defeat on Minding in the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh. The Aidan O'Brien-trained Minding was a red-hot 4-11 favourite following her runaway victory in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket three weeks ago. Jet • Read More »

Rory McIlroy two off the lead after his best ever Irish Open start

McIlroy ponders a missed putt on 16 today Masters champion Danny Willett and tournament host Rory McIlroy capitalised on a favourable draw as the cream rose to the top in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Willett carded eight birdies and a solitary bogey at the K Club in a seven-under-par 65 to finish two • Read More »

John Brennan: Goodbye to ‘The Don’ of Irish golf

Christy O’Connor Senior strode hugely above the sport in Ireland He was ‘The Don’ – the Godfather of Irish Golf. For decades Christy O’Connor Snr, who passed away at the age of 91, strode hugely above the sport in Ireland. It’s hard to fathom now, but he was not just Ireland’s greatest golfer, but one of • Read More »

Irish golf great Christy O’Connor Snr has died

Christy O’Connor Snr Christy O’Connor Senior, the man who blazed the trail for Irish professional golf, has died at the age of 91. 'Senior' was a major figure in the professional game in the 20th century, turning pro just after World War II. The Galway native competed on the British Tour, the fore runner of the • Read More »