The All-Ireland GAA Golf Challenge
The All-Ireland GAA Golf Challenge is now recognised as the ultimate golf competition for Gaels. Now in its 17th year, it has become the quintessential tournament to accompany the All-Ireland senior football and hurling championships with the finals fittingly scheduled between the two Croke Park showdowns in September.
The Challenge invites GAA members to represent their GAA clubs on the golf course with the aim of bringing home the All-Ireland title. Four-person teams from across the country, the US and the UK will compete for the Waterford Crystal replica of the Liam MacCarthy Cup as well as other individual and prizes for their club. For the sixth consecutive year, the winning club will receive a training weekend at the stunning Derg Isle facility in Scariff, Co Clare.
The competition is run as a four-ball better-ball format – 9/10 their Golf Union of Ireland (GUI) handicap. Both men and women are invited to compete, with the handicap limit set at 20 for men and 28 ladies. Defending champions Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry of Galway, led by recent All-Ireland senior hurling club winning manager Mattie Kenny, will be aiming to hold onto their title in September.
Entry booked before June 30 is €220 per person (€250 thereafter). Included in the price is two days’ golf, two nights’ accommodation at the Gold Coast Golf and Hotel Resort including breakfast, two dinners with entertainment and two renowned acts performing at the presentation on Saturday night.