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Tickets still available but Irish Open at Lahinch expected to hit full capacity

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*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.

Organiser have advised fans to purchase tickets online to avoid disappointment at the gate in what will be the first time Co Clare hosts The Irish Open. Ticket sales are nearing full capacity for Saturday and Sunday, they are available to buy online via www.dubaidutyfreeirishopen.com.

Ryder Cup winning captain, Paul McGinley is the host of the second Rolex Series event of the 2019 Race to Dubai. World-class stars will arrive on Irish shores in the coming days including Tommy Fleetwood, Padraig Harrington, Shane Lowry, Louis Oosthuizen, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Jon Rahm, Matt Wallace, Lee Westwood and Danny Willett.

Defending champion Russell Knox also returns having claimed a dramatic victory last year, holing a 45-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to clinch a place in a play-off alongside New Zealander Ryan Fox before sinking an almost identical putt on the first play-off hole to seal his maiden Rolex Series title and send the huge Irish crowds into raptures.

“The 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch Golf Club is shaping up to be one of the best ever,” said Simon Alliss, the tournament’s Championship Director. “Tickets sales have been through the roof and we are now strongly advising fans to ensure they purchase their tickets in advance to avoid missing out on what will be a fantastic week of golf and entertainment.

“We had two sold-out days at Portrush in 2012 and, while that has not yet happened for Lahinch, there is a strong possibility that we will reach full capacity so we want to ensure fans are not left disappointed.”

Tickets for the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open are on sale at www.dubaidutyfreeirishopen.com and begin at €23 for Pro-Am Wednesday, with single tickets for Thursday or Friday costing €30 and day tickets for each weekend day costing €35 each. An adult season ticket, which covers five days of golf from Wednesday to Sunday, begins at a special price of just €110.

Children under 12 years of age are entitled to free entry when accompanied by an adult, day junior tickets for those between 12 and 17 years of age are €10 (€30 for a season ticket) while those aged between 18 and 21, as well as students with valid student cards and over 60s, can avail of a concession ticket – €20 for a day (€80 for a season). The only official sales channel to purchase tickets for this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is via the ticketing platform Eventbrite. The resale of Dubai Duty Free Irish Open tickets on unofficial platforms contravenes the European Tour’s ticket terms and conditions and such sales render the ticket void.

Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ, TheJournal.ie, The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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