"big golf event in Esker Hills Golf Club next year"

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"big golf event in Esker Hills Golf Club next year"

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€750,000 The Target In Offaly GAA Training Grounds Fundraising Campaign


Thursday, 22 October 2015

The ambitious plans and the fundraising packages were outlined at a gala launch last week in Croke Park, that was attended by Offaly footballers and hurlers from most eras, board officials, GAA president Aogan O'Fearghaill, Leinster Council chairman, John Horan and the county's most famous sportsman, golfer Shane Lowry.

Lowry is to play a key part in the fundraising campaign as he will spearhead a big golf event in Esker Hills Golf Club next year. The exact nature of this event has not been decided on yet but Lowry told the media afterwards that he would not get involved with an event that would raise less than €100,000."

Probably one of THE most desirable faces in corporate branding in Irish sport at the moment throws himself lock stock behind a project - presumably at no more cost than basic expenses given his stated love of the county - to stage a golf classic sometime in 2016.

Roll on 7 months ... corporate diaries of big monied golfers - some of whom probably have no interest in GAA but every interest in Shane - getting filled since late 2015 ... and as far as I'm aware (open to contradiction on that) ... no date or no event fixed yet.

Now perhaps there is a commitment problem with Shane given how busy he is on tour but please, please tell me the opportunity to launch an inaugural Faithful Fields themed golf event in 2016 - even if Shane couldn't make it and played some bit part in the advertising or a Skype dial in on the day - hasn't been missed??!!

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