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Northern Ireland amateur golfers to battle it out to play with Rory McIlroy and co at Irish Open

Six pairs of players from Northern Ireland will battle it out for the opportunity to play alongside Rory McIlroy and co at the Irish Open Pro-AM.

There will be 22 teams competing at the Smurfit Course at The K Club for a chance to play alongside international golf superstars and world famous celebrities in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Pro–Am at stake.

The theme for this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, hosted by the Rory Foundation at The K Club (May 19-22) is ‘History in the Making’ and that will certainly be the case when, for the first time ever, one lucky club team lines up to play alongside a top golfer in the prestigious Pro-Am competition.

The qualifying events took place at five of Ireland’s top golf courses, including Powerscourt GC in County Wicklow, Hollystown GC in Dublin, Rockmount GC in Belfast, Dooks GC in County Kerry and Galway Bay Golf Club, all of whom donated their excellent facilities in support of this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

Those from Northern Ireland are:

Adam Hunniford & Vera Ellingham (Co Armagh Golf Club)

Jenny Blain & Jimmy Robinson (Rockmount Golf Club, Belfast)

William Neary & Roisin Henry (Castle Hume Golf Club, Co Fermanagh)

Alan Clelland & Laura Boyd (Ballyclare Golf Club, Co Antrim)

Kieran Lagan & Catherine O’Donnell (Kilrea Golf Club, Co Derry~Londonderry) – NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Pauline Bailie & Louis Lau (Belvoir Park Golf Club, Belfast)

The winning club will be invited to send their team (male and female participant) as well as an official nominated by the club to compete in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Pro-Am.

The format for the final will be Four-Ball Stableford with handicaps applied in accordance with the CONGU Unified Handicapping System.

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