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Limerick Pair Claim Victory at Audi Ireland quattro Cup Final

Pictured at the presentation of the Audi Ireland quattro Cup is Audi brand ambassador Kathryn Thomas with (L-R) Christian Gussen, managing director, Audi Ireland; Clement Hehir and Tom Barrett (1st Place representing Audi Cork).

Pictured at the presentation of the Audi Ireland quattro Cup is Audi brand ambassador Kathryn Thomas with (L-R) Christian Gussen, managing director, Audi Ireland; Clement Hehir and Tom Barrett (1st Place representing Audi Cork).

Clement Hehir and Tom Barrett, representing Audi Cork, saw off the challenge of 41 teams to claim victory at this year’s Audi quattro Cup final held in Mount Juliet Golf Club, on Wednesday, 28th August.

Hehir and Barrett, both from Kilmallock, County Limerick and playing out of Charleville Golf Club, won the 23rd hosting of the prestigious Audi quattro Cup golf competition by a single point with a score of 44 points. The duo narrowly defeated the Audi Naas pairing of Arthur Ryan and John Kelly (2nd Place) who finished the competition with a total of 43 points, and John Conniffe and John Kelly (3rd place), representing Audi Athlone, who carded 42 points.

Hehir, with a handicap of 20, and Barrett, playing off 16, will now go forward to represent Ireland in the world final of the Audi quattro Cup which will be played at Trump National Golf Course, Los Angeles in early October.

2013 saw nearly 700 players, half of whom were Audi drivers, compete in seven regional heats between May and July. These heats were played out on some of Ireland’s most prestigious golf courses including The K Club, Fota Island, Rosses Point, concluding with the National final teeing-up in the spectacular Mount Juliet Golf Club, Kilkenny.

Christian Gussen, managing director of Audi Ireland commented: “This country has such a strong tradition in golf at amateur and professional level and the competition was fierce this year. We are delighted to reward our loyal customers by affording them the opportunity to play some of the most prestigious golf courses throughout Ireland in the Audi quattro Cup and to be in with a chance to represent Ireland in the United States later this year.

“Almost 85,000 golfers will play in 800 tournaments all over the globe in the 2013 Audi quattro Cup. This superb competition has come a long way since German Audi dealers organised an event for 6,000 golfers playing 51 tournaments back in 1991.”

18 Holes in Wicklow Golf Club

I had a very pleasant morning in Wicklow Golf Club. A friend of mine is a member so I availed of the reduced green fees.  It was very uncrowded so we had a relaxing four hours.

Wicklow Golf Club with clubhouse in the background

Wicklow Golf Club with clubhouse in the background

Accuracy is rewarded on this course.  In my case the opposite applied.  Between water, gorse and scrub there are lots of opportunities to lose golf balls.  At the end of the round my golf bag was quite a bit lighter!

There’s a lovely variety of holes with wonderful views over the sea and the Wicklow Mountains.  The course is quite hilly (especially the back 9).  By lunchtime I had certainly worked up an appetite.

We had a very pleasant lunch in the clubhouse over looking the Irish Sea.

17th Hole at Wicklow Golf Club - "The Glen"

17th Hole at Wicklow Golf Club - "The Glen"

I’m looking forward to playing here again.

DLR Chamber Charity Golf Challenge – 3rd May, Druids Glen

In Aid of DLR Disability Sports Programme

The 2012 Chamber Golf Challenge features the famous Druids Glen course, one of the finest, most challenging and most enjoyable golf courses in Europe. Known worldwide as the “Augusta of Europe” this championship course is a must for the discerning golfer and the perfect forum to build and develop customer relations with both new and existing customers. Playing in early May, golfers will find the course at its optimum playing level.

druids glen

Druids Glen Course
Druids Glen Golf Resort, Wicklow
Thursday 3rd May
Teams of 4 – €365 for members or €395 for non-members
Individual Players – €95 for members or €100 for non-members

Prizes for

  • top three teams,
  • longest drive,
  • nearest to the pin and
  • yellow ball.

Your round includes goody bag, a famous Hick’s sausage in a bun out on the course and golfer’s grill afterwards.

Tee times from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm.
Individual players are welcome!
Get to know other local business people by joining a team for the day.


Congratulations to DLR Chamber on a wonderful day.  Druid’s Glen was glorious with perfect weather. The food break by Hick’s  in between the 9th and 10th was really welcome. They even supplied me with a vegetarian option. I was really happy with the driver I had bought the previous day in McGuirks Golf.

The highlight of my round was a 3 on the par 3 17th – 168 yds over water onto an island green.  Thanks to Martin Toner for his coaching on the run up to the event.

Irish Golf Classics Events: Dublin South – Wicklow Golf Classic 2011

This latest golf classic will be played on three of Ireland’s finest and most picturesque golf courses.

  • 13th September Powerscourt Golf Club.
  • 14th September Druid’s Glen Golf Club.
  • 15th September Old Conna Golf Club.

This competition is an 18 hole singles stableford ladies and gents. There will be individual and team event prizes. All competitors will be entered into a draw for the team event but individual teams may also enter.

Entry for the event is €225 which includes 3 rounds of golf, prizes, entertainment and dinner on the final day.

This year alongside the golf classic we are also running a 9 hole charity event from 3pm on the same dates as the classic and it is in aid of:

  • Dublin Housing / Mental Health Association,
  • Cancer Research in St. Vincents University Hospital, Dublin
  • Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association

The entry fee is €25 per day for this event. Entertainment will be provided on all three evenings and will include an Irish themed Gala evening.

Golf With Stars 2010

Bothar Golf With Stars 2010

How do you fancy spending the day with with the stars and challenging them to a round of golf on the world famous K Club course?

Bóthar, the international development agency that specialises in the use of livestock, is offering you a unique opportunity to go on line to, enter the raffle and play 18 holes of golf with one of 15 sports stars / personalities while also raising valuable funds to support its projects in 35 countries worldwide.

Bothar Golf With Stars 2010 Lineup

The follwing stars have signed up: DJ Carey,  Paul O’Connell,  Peter Canavan,  Tommy Bowe,  Denis Hickie,  Mick Galwey,  Sarah Newman,  Benny Tierney,  Stevie Mc Donnell,  Andrew Trimble,  Breffny Morgan,  Georgia Salpa,  Ruby Walsh,  Johnny Murtagh and Charlie Swan.

There will be a total of 15 winners, with each winner paired with a star. They will also be joined by two of the winners’ friends for a team of four classic. The golf will be followed by a BBQ with the stars where Padraig Harrington will present the prizes.

DJ Carey and Bothar’s Corporate Relations Director Niamh Mulqueen

DJ Carey and Bothar’s Corporate Relations Director Niamh Mulqueen at the launch

Draw entries for the Golf with Stars draw can be purchased online at Each entry costs €20. Three entries cost €50. 7 tickets cost €100. The event takes place at the K-Club on October 22nd, 2010.

Paul O Connell, Peter Canavan, Tommy Bowe, Denis Hickie, Mick Galwey, Sarah Newman, Benny Tierney, Stevie Mc Donnell, Andrew Trimble, Breffny Morgan, Grorgia Salpa ,Ruby Walsh, Johnny Murtagh and Charlie Swan.

IHWT Golf Classic 2010


In aid of

Irish Horse Welfare Trust

Powerscourt Golf  Club
Enniskerry, Co Wicklow

Friday 27th August 2010

Sponsored by

Shotgun Start at 14.00
Teams of 4 players – men &/or women,
(any combination)

Format: Stableford, 2 scores to count

COST : €700 per team
Includes: golf, prizes, BBQ

For further information please contact:
Heather – 086 0864772 /01-2863509

IHWT Website