*Activists from Extinction Rebellion Clare at The DDF Irish Open. Environmental groups have been warned by Clare’s first citizen to avoid ‘hijacking’ major public events in the future.
*Joe Robbins. Photograph: Eamon Ward As far as sporting administration is concerned, Joe Robbins is one of the county’s most colourful characters but he is also the founder of a business that has withstood three recessions and a tech bubble.
*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.
*Shane Lowry. Photograph: Getty Images Minus Rory McIlroy’s presence, Shane Lowry appears to be the fan favourite for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and he’s grateful to have such support.
*Lahinch Golf Club General Manager, Paddy Keane. Photograph: Martin Connolly Hosting The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is huge for Lahinch Golf Club but according to Paddy Keane, “it goes far beyond that” regarding the benefits it will bring to the South West of Ireland.
*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.
Rafa Cabrera Bello has become the latest former Ryder Cup star to join the field for next month’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, when the Spaniard will be targeting a second career Rolex Series victory at Lahinch Golf Club.
*Paul McGinley, who pictured at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph: Brian Arthur. Lahinch Golf Club hosting The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is estimated to be worth €15 million to the West Clare economy and the European Tour event is going to leave it’s mark on the county in more ways than one.
*Thorbjørn Olesen. Photograph: Getty Images Danish trio, Thorbjørn Olesen, Lucas Bjerregaard and Thomas Bjørn are the latest additions to a strong field for July’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open which takes place at Lahinch Golf Club.