*Adare Manor. Adare Manor hosting the 2026 Ryder Cup will offer huge tourism and economic potential for the Mid-West region and all of Ireland.
*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.
*Russell Knox celebrates winning the 2018 DDF Irish Open. Photograph: Getty Images Having grown up in North Scotland playing on similar courses to Lahinch, Russell Knox is hoping this will be enough to see him become only the seventh golfer to successfully defend The Irish Open title.
*Paul O’Connell. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images Having The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Lahinch is the sporting event the Mid-West has needed according to former Irish rugby captain, Paul O’Connell.
*Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph: Martin Connolly Paul McGinley has been humbled and surprised by how the people of Clare have embraced The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
*Russell Knox celebrates winning the 2018 DDF Irish Open. Photograph: Getty Images A limited number of weekend tickets remain for next week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch Golf Club.