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

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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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