Chesson Hadley is a former PGA Tour Rookie of the Year with four top-ten finished in his debut season. He was a three-time All-American while playing college golf at Georgia Tech and represented the United States on the Palmer Cup team. Hadley claimed his first PGA Tour Win in 2014, shooting a tournament record 21-under to emerge victorious in the Puerto Rico Open at Trump International.
Ronan O’Gara, the legendary Irish number 10 retired from professional rugby in 2013 after a trophy-laden career as the record points scorer for Munster and Ireland, the country’s most-capped player and the leading all-time scorer in both the Heineken Cup and RBS 6 Nations. O’Gara captained his club and country as well as the British and Irish Lions and is now defensive coach at Racing 92 in France.
Katie Mullan is an Ireland Women’s Hockey international. Mullan represented Ireland at under-17 and under-18 levels before making her senior debut against Wales in 2012. She has represented Ireland in various tournaments including the 2017 Women’s FIH Hockey World League and 2017 Women’s Four Nations Cup but her career highlight came when she captained the Ireland team that defied the odds to make it all the way to the final of the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup.
Troy Merritt is a rising star of professional golf. Hailing from Osage, Iowa, Troy had an outstanding collegiate career USA, golf winning an unprecedented 21 tournaments. Troy turned professional in 2008 and has since played on the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour. Merritt won the Kodak Challenge in 2011 and secured his maiden PGA Tour win in 2015 at the Quicken Loans National. He is considered by experts as a potential Major winner.
Gavin Moynihan is an up-and-coming star of professional golf. Gavin was the youngest Irish Amateur champion when he won as a 17-year-old in 2012. The 23-year old turned professional the day after helping Great Britain and Ireland to Walker Cup victory in 2015. He secured a first professional title with victory at the Lookers Championship, shooting three consecutive rounds of 68 in April 2017.
Europe, Horse Racing
Bryan Cooper is an Irish National Hunt jockey. Cooper burst onto the racing scene, claiming the title of Irish Champion Conditional Rider for the 2010/11 season at the age of nineteen. He rode three winners at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival but his biggest career highlight to date came in the form of the 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup win aboard the Gordon Elliot-trained Don Cossack.