*Shane Lowry hitting off on the twelfth tee during the first round of the 2019 DDF Irish Open at Lahinch. Photograph: Brian Arthur Shannon Airport’s lack of presence and marketing during The DDF Irish Open at Lahinch has been questioned and criticised as “an incredible failure”.
Motorists are ‘taking their lives into their hands’ by having to travel in the middle of certain roads due to unmaintained hedges in Co Clare.
*Lahinch. Photograph: Martin Connolly For a new business, having your location broadcast across the world months after re-opening plus welcoming 100,000 visitors to the area is the stuff of dreams, for Brid and John O’Meara of Lahinch Coast Hotel it was the reality.
*Bill Slattery. Photograph: Gary Collins Bill Slattery is to make his return to the Council Chamber of Clare’s local authority later this year.
An Garda Síochána have been praised for their engagement with the public and handling of big events in West Clare in the past two months.
*2019 DDF Irish Open Winner, Jon Rahm. Photograph: Getty Images Weekend crowds attending the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch Golf Club reached maximum capacity emulating the 2012 event at Royal Portrush Golf Club by selling out on Saturday and Sunday.
*Photograph: Martin Connolly Paul McGinley made the statement on Tuesday “if a dog sat down for five minutes he would have got painted”, though County Dog Warden, Frankie Coote may not like to hear it, there is truth in what McGinley said such was the amount of work undertaken by Clare County Council in preparation…
*Photograph: Getty Images Saturday’s third round of the DDF Irish Open at Lahinch reached capacity crowds, the first time the event has done so since 2012 at Royal Portrush Golf Club.
*Padraig Harrington pictured at the DDF Irish Open Pro-Am in Lahinch Golf Club on Wednesday. Photograph: Brian Arthur Sporting events in Ireland tend to be unique according to Padraig Harrington who maintained Lahinch Golf Club hosting The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is no different.
Accepting Paul McGinley’s request to play in the DDF Irish Open was an easy decision for Ian Poulter.