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Thursday 9 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Portrush

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2022
# hate crime
Police in the North treat graffiti aimed at actor James Nesbitt as a hate crime
The actor recently delivered a keynote address at an Ireland’s Future event in the 3Arena.
All time
# exciting
Royal Portrush will host The Open again in 2025
Shane Lowry won the Claret Jug there in 2019.
# happy as lowry
10 years since amateur triumph, Lowry's career comes full circle on Irish soil
‘I don’t think I’m a much different golfer, but I feel like I’m a different person now.’
# The Open
Emotional McIlroy misses Open cut at Portrush after coming agonisingly close
The dream is over for McIlroy despite a sensational second-day charge, with Tiger Woods also falling short.
# Portrush
Dream start for Lowry after Koepka hits second-round 69 at The Open
Lowry has gone on a birdie blitz with four in his opening six holes today.
# 79
McIlroy's Open hopes in tatters after disastrous first round at Portrush
The home favourite’s dream day quickly turned into a nightmare.
# Open season
Woods turns attention to first visit to Portrush after strong US Open finish
The Masters champion will take time off before heading to Northern Ireland for next month’s Open.
# absence
Rory McIlroy confirms he will miss 2019 Irish Open
The 29-year-old denied he was discrediting the event by not participating in it.
# is he there
Jamie Dornan's favourite restaurant in Antrim had to ask fans to stop requesting alerts when he visits
What a service that would be.
# Crashes
Ambulance with patient on board overturns after being hit from side
Two ambulances were involved in separate crashes this morning.
# Investigation
These two men may have witnessed a serious sexual assault and police want to speak to them
It happened in the Portrush area of Antrim last August.
# Missing Person
Body found in Portrush believed to be that of missing man
Marc Mackay went missing two weeks ago.
# Portrush
Two females tied up in a robbery by five masked men with knives and a gun
The two females had bruised and sore wrists and were left extremely traumatised by their ordeal.
# spot this?
Public urged to help find car possibly used in shooting
The PSNI are appealing to the public to help track down this car.
# Northern Ireland
Woman left badly shaken after petrol bomb thrown at Antrim house
Two masked men were reported to have been seen in the area at the time.
# Northern Ireland
Man shot in both legs in Portrush
A woman and baby boy were uninjured and the man is described as being in a “serious” condition.
# no panic
Sorry tale of David Duval convinces Graeme McDowell to stick with what he knows
The Portrush native refused to berate himself too much as his Open challenge faded away.
# Winning Feeling
Graeme McDowell wins 2nd title in a month after Matchplay fightback
The Northern Irish golfer produced a string of birdies on the back nine to beat Thongchai Jaidee.
# gmac is back
Birdie on the last has McDowell in with 'half a sniff' in Carolina
Those golf tips from Condoleezza Rice last week must be helping.
# Northern Ireland
Two men charged in relation to drugs seizure in Co Antrim
The drugs, with with an estimated street value of €47,000, had been seized in the Portrush area of Co Antrim last Thursday.
# problems
Darren Clarke wrestling with swing changes
The Northern Irishman says he is “starting to feel a lot better” about his game.
# Missing
Police to revisit Ramore Head as search for Dean Patton continues
Police in Northern Ireland have appealed for more information from members of the public.
# Missing
Coastguard joins search for missing man Dean Patton
Dean was last seen on Tuesday 24 July in Portrush. Police and his family are said to be increasingly concerned for his welfare.
# Missing
Appeal for missing Portrush man Dean Patton
Police say they are increasingly concerned for the welfare of the 24-year-old.
# approval
British Open should return to Portrush - McDowell
G-Mac urged golfing authorities to considere using the venue for the illustrious event.
# payoff
Sold out: Unprecedented demand for Irish Open at Royal Portrush
The tournament is being held in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1953, and the sport’s popularity is self evident.
# Courts
Man charged over nightclub killing
A 34-year-old is accused of manslaughter over the death of father-of-three Colin McLeister at the weekend.
# Death
Father of three dies at nightclub in Antrim
A man was arrested this morning after Colin McLeister, 48, was pronounced dead at the town’s Playhouse venue.
# Silly Boy
Darren Clarke caught speeding; poses for pictures with cops
Recently-crowned British Open champion tells critics of his much-publicised celebrations to “get a life”.
# Break for the border
The six keys to Northern Ireland's golfing success
Northern Irish golf has emerged as an unlikely golfing superpower how does a country with the population of Columbus, Ohio outperform the rest of the globe?
# Bank Holiday
Poll: Which is Ireland's best beach?
The weather’s good and it’s a long weekend, so we want you to choose Ireland’s best sandy sun spot.
LIVE
Inquest of teenage boy struck by train hears of frantic phone call to father
Fourteen-year-old Ryan Quinn was struck by a train in Portrush, Co Antrim, after he was chased onto the tracks.