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Pam's People: Breaking open bubbly as golfing event tees off

By Pamela Ballantine

Published 25/05/2015

Karen and Fergus Bain
Karen and Fergus Bain
Peter Nelson and Laura Saygi
Gareth Weir, Clare Weir, Kirsten Magee and Paul Magee
Emer Doorish, Jason Johnston and Eileen Wilson Doherty sampling the exclusive JNWine Champagne
Fiona Boyd Armstrong from Shortcross Gin, Tracey Jeffery from Eva Paris Macarons, Stuart and Barbara Hughes from Ruby Blue Liqueur demonstrating their products at JNWines
James Nicholson with his hard working staff at JNWines
John Mercer, Ken Vance, Peggy Mercer, Claire Wylie, John Palmer, Louise Trimble, Gareth Jones, George Ingram and Richard Lusty from C&H Jefferson Solicitors Belfast
Richard Hunter, Norman Hutchinson, Katey Hutchinson and Sarah Blair from CP Hire

Later this week golf fans from around the world will be descending on Royal County Down in Newcastle for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

And while they are there they will be sampling some of the finest food and drink we have to offer.

I was lucky enough to have been invited to JNWines in Crossgar to sample the champagne which is being exclusively provided by James Nicholson for this world-class event.

Another world-class sporting event is the NW200 and every year several thousand motorbike enthusiasts flock to the North Coast for the famous road races and one of the hottest tickets in town is for the hospitality marquee.

Not only did guests get the chance to relax between the races, but they also heard from all the winning riders, gaining some fascinating insights into what goes on out on the course.

Meanwhile, over the years many great international players have come from Ireland's oldest provincial rugby club, Dungannon.

It is also a very social and charitable club which was evident at a gala ball the club held in the Europa Hotel.

Many club members and Ulster players including Craig Gilroy, Stephen Ferris and Tommy Bowe were there to support the cause.

What lovely boys they are.

Belfast Telegraph

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