Paul McGinley pleads with tourism chiefs to invest in Donegal after Irish Open success


Golfer Paul McGinley has pleaded with tourism groups to build on the legacy left behind by this week’s Irish Open in Ballyliffin.

McGinley is a regulator visitor to the county as his father Mick hails from Dunfanaghy and his mother, Julia, is from Rathmullan.

Just under 95,000 people attended the four-day tournament in Ballyliffin Golf Club with 27,000 of them at the dramatic final day when Russell Knox edged Ryan Fox in a play-off to win the prize.

Former Ryder Cup captain McGinley has now pleaded with the powers-that-be to shine a light into the corner of the Northwest.

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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