Renowned golfer Catriona Matthew arrived into Shannon Airport this week ahead of the KPMG Women’s Irish Open at Dromoland Castle.
The defending champion makes her long awaited return after a decade, to compete at the event which started yesterday, September 22nd.
It is the first time for a Ladies European Tour event in Ireland since 2012. The competition sees 126 of the best professionals on the Ladies European Tour and leading Irish Amateurs take to the 18-hole Championship Course.
Shannon Airport Group CEO Mary Considine said, “It is wonderful to see Catriona and many other players arrive here at Shannon Airport this week, which is only 20 minutes from the golf venue at Dromoland Castle.
“We are delighted to be an official partner of the KPMG Women’s Irish Open which is a superb showcase for County Clare. As well as highlighting the fantastic golfing talent, it is a welcome boost to tourism in the region.
“With the international media coverage it generates, and the TV footage from the event being beamed around the world, we are confident it will create a lasting legacy by attracting international golf enthusiasts and holidaymakers to the area,” said Ms Considine.
The KMPG Women’s Irish Open tees off from Thursday the 22nd until Sunday the 25th of September.
Let’s hope the weather gods are kind!