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Athlone prepares to host Golf Ireland showpiece finals

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Athlone prepares to host Golf Ireland showpiece finals

An aerial view of the Athlone Golf Club course on the shores of Lough Ree.

Athlone Golf Club will host the culmination of Golf Ireland’s 2022 inter-club season from September 29th to October 2nd.

Male and female club members will converge on Athlone to try and win one of the last four All-Ireland titles available to clubs this year.

The Revive Active Women’s Four-Ball, Men’s Four-Ball and Fred Perry Men’s Trophy will all conclude the four-day event in the South Roscommon venue.

The Flogas Irish Mixed Foursomes, which is the only event where men and women compete together, will also crown a champion in Athlone.

Golf Ireland’s Director of Championships, Mark Wehrly said: “Golf Ireland is delighted to stage the conclusion to the All-Ireland Inter-Club Series in Athlone this year.

“Athlone Golf Club have been steadfast supporters of amateur golf over the years, having hosted the underage Interprovincial Championships twice within the last decade, as well as a number of other key events including the Connacht Stroke Play Championship. The club also hosted the prestigious All Ireland Cups & Shields Finals in 1998.

“The course presents an exciting challenge for players and its exceptional finishing stretch will be a great backdrop to the drama of the All-Ireland Finals.”

Athlone Golf Club Men’s Captain Thomas O’Connor said: “As Men’s Captain of Athlone Golf Club, it gives me great pleasure to welcome all teams, competitors, officials and supporters to our challenging course on the shores of Lough Ree set amongst the Hidden Heartlands .

“We wish all competitors the best of luck in their various competitions. We hope you enjoy your visit to the Hidden Heartlands and return home with good memories of your time spent with us,” Thomas continued.

Athlone Golf Club Lady Captain Frances McGettigan said: “I am delighted to welcome the All-Ireland finals to the midlands. Athlone and the surrounding region are well served with the supply of accommodation, restaurants, bars, retailing and other facilities to meet the demands of this national sporting event.

“The numbers attending the golf club for this event will be a major boost to the local economy and we are all looking forward to hosting the event,” she added.

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