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.
Donegal and Ballyliffen were ‘Champions’ just like the very impressive @rooknox this week. It’s now up to @TourismIreland to build on the legacy created with more support & investment in a part of our country that really needs it
— Paul McGinley (@mcginleygolf) July 8, 2018