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Wednesday 27th March 2019

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 27.3.19 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE CONTENTS AGENDA COLUMNS & OPINIONS PREVIEW THIS WEEK'S EVENTS NEW GEAR THE LATEST KIT REVEALED WEEKLY ROUNDUP THE LATEST GOLF NEWS VIDEO OF THE WEEK Digital Editor: Peter Finnan peter@matchplaymedia.ie Tel: 01 5036099 Print Editor: John Shortt john@matchplaymedia.ie Tel: 01 5036090 Sub Editor: John Craven CONTACT US Match Play Media Disclaimer: Copyright Match Play Media 2019. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for, nor do they agree with any of the views expressed, statements or claims made in any article, news items or advertisement published in this magazine. WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE Publishers: Match Play Media Limited, G13, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare Contributors: Liam Kelly, Ivan Morris, Kevin Markham, Bernie Maguire, Paul Kelly, Paul Gallagher, Niall O'Shea, John Craven, Mary Doyle, Mark McGowan, Donal 'Doc' Hughes, GolfCentralDaily Design: EMCreative.ie Photography: Getty Images, Golffile, R&A, Pat Cashman, USGA, Sportsfile Peter Finnan, on behalf of the team I reland's golfers received a deserved hero's welcome alongside all our proud Olympi- ans who returned to Dublin Air- port on Friday with an incredible haul of 86 medals. Having secured 30 gold, 29 sil- ver and 27 bronze medals across a variety of sports, Team Ireland athletes had huge success on a global scale in what was a mon- umental Games for this country. And golf was without question the highlight last Wednesday with four gold medals, a silver and a fourth-place ribbon for athletes in their individual events. Claiming gold for Team Ireland was Simon Lowry from Loughrea, Co. Gal- way who went one better than his namesake Shane in winning a coveted Olympic medal. Dub- lin athletes, Mark Claffey from Blackrock and John Keating from Templeogue also triumphed while Andrew Simington from Dalkey alongside playing partner, Phyl Kelleher from Rathfarnham also struck gold for Ireland. Meanwhile, Co. Clare athletes Mairead Moroney and Jean Mol- ony, both from Ennis, claimed a sil- ver medal at the event. The Clare golfers travelled east as part of Team Ireland's 91 strong squad and added to an already colossal medal haul as Ireland punched well above its weight on the world stage once more. "This week has seen fantastic results from all of our athletes and we couldn't be happier with the hard work and determination they have demonstrated in each of their events," said Emma McMenamin, Special Olympics Ulster Head of Delegation. "It has been inspiring to watch our athletes compete with integrity and to come home with such an incredible medal haul is the cherry on top of what has been an unforgettable week for all of us." The squad travelled 7,624 kilo- metres from Abu Dhabi to Dublin on Friday and here at IGM Tow- ers, we hope our heroes enjoyed every metre of the journey home. Team Ireland golfers strike gold at Special Olympics A SPECIAL WEEK FOR IRELAND Simon Lowry Mark Claffey Silver Medalist Mairead Moroney (right) with her play partner Jill Moloney

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