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Blainroe Golf Club to host Irish Mid-Amateur golf championships

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Pictured in Blainroe Golf Club at the launch of the Irish Mid-Amateur Championships are - Blainroe Golf Club Captain John Daly; Wicklow County Council Chairman Cllr Tommy Annesley; Lady Captain Bernie Cooney; Wicklow County Council Chief Executive Brian Gleeson and Vice-Captain Derek Sherwin.

Pictured in Blainroe Golf Club at the launch of the Irish Mid-Amateur Championships are - Blainroe Golf Club Captain John Daly; Wicklow County Council Chairman Cllr Tommy Annesley; Lady Captain Bernie Cooney; Wicklow County Council Chief Executive Brian Gleeson and Vice-Captain Derek Sherwin.

Pictured in Blainroe Golf Club at the launch of the Irish Mid-Amateur Championships are - Blainroe Golf Club Captain John Daly; Wicklow County Council Chairman Cllr Tommy Annesley; Lady Captain Bernie Cooney; Wicklow County Council Chief Executive Brian Gleeson and Vice-Captain Derek Sherwin.

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WICKLOW County Council has welcomed the imminent arrival of the Irish Mid-Amateur Golf Championships which will be held in Blainroe Golf Club from Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25.

Practise-rounds begin on the Thursday.

The Championships attracts elite golfers from Ireland and abroad and promise to be a great event with defending champion Paul O’Hanlon from Carton House set to tee off at 1.50 p.m. on Friday while David Smyth, Joe Lyons and Paul Flynn will have the defending champion in their sights.

From an initial entry of 156, the first cut sees 89 of the very best tee up on Friday morning. All players have handicaps at scratch or better and represent golf clubs from Portmarnock to Cork to Ballinasloe. International competitors include Niall Handley from the US and Daniel Hahn from Germany as well as many representatives from Northern Ireland.

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For the first time, and in parallel with the Men’s event, the Ladies Mid-Amateur event will also take place. In this competition, 25 of the very best ladies will seek to make their mark in a very special championship.

Tee times start from 8 a.m. on Friday morning while the final cut will take place after Day 2. Scoring will be published on the Golf Ireland website.

Wicklow County Council Chairman, Cllr Tommy Annesley, said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Blainroe Golf Club on hosting this prestigious competition and wish every competitor the very best of luck on the fairways this weekend.”

Chief Executive, Brian Gleeson, added: “Wicklow County Council is delighted to welcome the Irish Mid-Amateur Golf Championships to Wicklow. The beautiful Blainroe Golf Club is an ideal location for what promises to be a great weekend of golfing for both competitors and spectators alike.”


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