Clare V Limerick in Costa del Sol golf challenge

Clare V Limerick in Costa del Sol golf challenge

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Photo: Arthur Ellis

 

Hurling legends Brian Lohan & Ollie Moran will represent Clare and Limerick respectively in the inaugural playing of ‘The Shannon Airport Cup’, a Ryder Cup style golf trip with a difference. 

At the official launch of The Shannon Airport Cup at Shannon Airport, COO of Golf Voyager Fintan Ward announced that former Clare hurling captain and two time All-Ireland Hurling Championship winner Brian Lohan will captain a Clare team against a Limerick selection lead by fellow All-Star Award recipient, National Hurling League Winner and former Limerick hurling captain, Ollie Moran.

The dates for The Shannon Airport Cup are Saturday 18th November to Tuesday 21st November 2017. The golf will take place over 2 days (Sunday 19th & Monday 20th November) at the majestic La Cala Golf Resort.

Speaking at the launch, Conor Galvin CEO of Golf Voyager stated that “there is an appetite for competitive team golf with a difference and bringing a hurling rivalry into the equation will certainly add to the excitement. We hosted a similar Munster Vs Leinster rugby themed golf outing in Vilamoura back in January 2017 which was a huge success. We are running that event again in January 2018 and it is nearly sold out already so there is great interest in these type of events. We are also delighted that both Shannon Airport & Padraig McGrath from P&M Golf have come on board as sponsors”.

Welcoming this unique initiative Andrew Murphy, Managing Director, Shannon Airport said: “We are delighted to support this enterprising challenge. We would like to congratulate Conor Galvin and his team at Golf Voyager on this new venture and wish all of those flying from Shannon to Malaga an enjoyable trip. We look forward to learning which team wins the inaugural Shannon Airport Cup.”

The Shannon Airport Cup comprises a 3 night stay at Sunset Beach Club in Benalmadena and includes breakfast, 2 rounds of golf at La Cala Golf Resort with airport/golf transfers, buggies and commemorative polo shirt on arrival.

The format is a team of 2 (Four-ball better ball) which combines with the overall Clare Vs Limerick event. Prizes for the top 10 teams will include golfing holidays.

There are just 64 places available on the trip, 32 for Clare supporters and 32 for Limerick supporters with bookings now being taken.

The price is €325pp based on twin room sharing. Flights are not included but are available with Ryanair from Shannon.

To book your place or for more information call Golf Voyager on 061-514600.

 

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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