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Shane Lowry ‘Cruising’ Towards 2014 Irish Open in Cork

Shane Lowry ‘Cruising’ Towards 2014 Irish Open in Cork

Shane Lowry, the 2009 Irish Open champion, got as close as any cruise ship could get  to Fota, to launch the countdown to the Irish Open, which will take place in Fota Island Resort from 19th – 22nd June 2014.

Kevin Morris, Fota GC, Cork County Mayor,Noel O'Connor,Shane Lowry and Antonia Beggs ,European Tour Director on board Brilliance of the Seas in Cobh.

Kevin Morris, Fota GC; Cork County Mayor, Noel O’Connor; Shane Lowry; and Antonia Beggs, European Tour Director, on board Brilliance of the Seas in Cobh

With four days of world-class competition involving 156 players, over 1,600 staff, a €2 million prize fund, and an expected attendance of around 100,000 spectators, Cork will play host to an unforgettable festival of golf this summer. Emirates is a sponsor for this year’s tournament.

Shane Lowry meets thev Captain Kasselas Manolison of Brilliance of the Seas.

Shane Lowry meets Captain Kasselas Manolison of Brilliance of the Seas

But before the event gets underway next month, Lowry decided to test his skills over an altogether different golf course – on board the 962-foot-long Brilliance of the Seas cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International, which docked in Cobh for the day.

Lowry said: “It’s been a great buzz to board the Brilliance of the Seas and just appreciate the scale of these cruise ships. The Irish Open is an event close to my heart and I was delighted to come to Cork today to help promote the event with Captain Manolison and Mayor Noel O’Connor, as well as getting the chance of some early practice over the Fota Island course.”

The Irish Open offers great value with advance tickets priced at €30 for an Adult Day Ticket (€35 at gate) and €70 for Adult Season Tickets (€80 at gate). Under 16s are free of charge when accompanied by an adult.

Major champions Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke, along with Lowry and European Ryder Cup Captain, Paul McGinley, will form part of an elite home challenge and the Irish contingent is expected to be on top form and hungry to add to its four Irish Championship titles on home turf since 1975.

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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