Paul McGinley to speak at chamber event

Paul McGinley to speak at chamber event



Irish professional golfer and former Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley flies into Shannon this week to give the keynote address at a Shannon Chamber of Commerce Lunch.

Fresh from his commentary role at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, this world-renowned golfer is set to enthral his audience of business people and golfers from the Shannon region and beyond.

The lunch, which is sponsored by DB Schenker, is being held in Dromoland Castle Hotel this Thursday, 22 November, commencing with registration at 12.30pm. The lunch is also supported by associate sponsors Clare County Council, Shannon Commercial Properties, First Names Group and Baker Hughes.

Speaking ahead of the lunch, Paul McGinley said: “I am really looking forward to talking at the Shannon Chamber of Commerce Lunch where the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2019 at Lahinch will be front and central along with my musings on 27 years playing professional golf, what I have learnt and what I put into place during my Ryder Cup Captaincy.”

Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes added: “It’s a great honour for us as a Chamber to have Paul speak at our lunch. With our annual golf classic booked up well in advance each year, we know our members are keenly interested in golf as a social and leisure outlet and for entertaining clients and suppliers.

“To have this opportunity to hear directly form a golfer that has made such an impact on a world stage and has chosen to stage the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2019 in this region is tremendously exciting. We will most certainly do everything we can to help Paul and his team get the message out there that the West is best for golf from July  4 – 7 2019, and of course, year round too.”

We are looking forward to a full house for this luncheon, the last in our 2018 calendar of events, and to getting this opportunity to thank our members for their wonderful support throughout the year.”

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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.