Tourism Ireland Congratulates Darren Clarke on his 'Open' Win

18 Jul 2011

Darren Clarke’s British Open win is a wonderful opportunity for Tourism Ireland to showcase golf in Northern Ireland, and across the island of Ireland, to potential golf visitors around the world. 

Congratulating Darren Clarke on his well-deserved win, Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland chief executive, said: “This was a superb victory for Darren at Royal St George’s and we are delighted for him.  He is such a terrific ambassador for golf and for Northern Ireland and this victory has placed golf in Northern Ireland, once more, to the forefront of everyone’s mind. Tourism Ireland is working hard to capitalise on this in GB, the US and in our other golf markets around the world where we are inviting potential holidaymakers to come visit the ‘Home of Champions’.” 

“This has been an extraordinary 13 months for Northern Ireland golf with Darren’s win yesterday coming on top of Rory’s McIlroy’s success at the US Open earlier this year and Graeme McDowell’s  victory in 2010," said Niall Gibbons.

Click here for details of Tourism Ireland's summer 2011 golf promotional campaign

Further media information:    
Clair Balmer, Tourism Ireland
Tel: 028 7035 9260     Mob:  07766 527719



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