Conor Murray added to Irish Open Pro-Am Line-Up

Conor Murray added to Irish Open Pro-Am Line-Up

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Ireland, Munster and Lions star Conor Murray – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Ireland, Munster and Lions Rugby star Conor Murray has been confirmed to play in this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Pro Am in Lahinch in July.

The event will be held on Wednesday July 3rd ahead of the second Rolex Series event of 2019 European Tour season.

Joining Conor will be multiple-Champion Jockey AP McCoy, Actor James Nesbitt, former international rugby player Keith Wood and winner of the 2019 Grand National Ruby Walsh.

Irish rugby legend Paul O’Connell, Clare Hurler Shane O’Donnell and hurling All Stars Cian Lynch (Limerick), Joe Canning (Galway) and former Clare hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald complete the line-up.

The tournament, which for the first time will be played over the spectacular Old Course at Lahinch Golf Club from July 4-7, will be hosted by the 2014 Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley.

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will host this year’s Irish Open – Photo: Brian Arthur

Conor Murray said: “I’ve played Lahinch a few times this year so I’ve been getting to know the course a little better. Lahinch is a great town and I can’t wait to get down again in July. It’s going to be a great week and I believe there’s some great music lined up too. Hermitage Green are great lads and I’m hoping to catch them play on the Sunday night on the golf course.” Former Munster player Barry Murphy is a member of the band.

Joining Paul McGinley in Lahinch this July is a star-studded field which includes Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett, Tommy Fleetwood, Louis Oosthuizen, and Seamus Power, with further names to be announced.

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open takes place from the 3rd to the 7th of July. Tickets are available from www.dubaidutyfreeirishopen.com.

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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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