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22/06/18 Host of Stars Confirmed for the 2018 Pro Am at Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

James Nesbitt

Well known actor James Nesbitt will join a host of stars to play in the Pro Am ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Ballyliffin.


Personalities from the worlds of sport, music, TV and film are just some of the talent who are lined up to play in the Pro Am ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation. The event takes place on the 4th of July at Ballyliffin Golf Club, Co. Donegal.


Representing the sporting world is former Ireland Goalkeeper and RTE pundit Shay Given, Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy, Donegal footballer Michael Murphy, former Ireland international rugby players Keith Wood and Stephen Ferris and former horse racing jockey AP McCoy. Completing the sporting representation is ex-snooker champion Dennis Taylor and Derry City FC players Paddy McCourt, Gerard Doherty and Rory Patterson.


Also taking part in the Pro Am is former Taoiseach Enda Kenny, professional dancer on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing Anton du Beke and singers Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy. Completing the star-studded line up is well-known Northern Ireland Actor James Nesbitt.


“Ballyliffin is a great golf course. It’s always nice to be back home and play in front of the home crowd so I’m very much looking forward to playing the course while also having some fun at the Pro Am before the tournament kicks off,” said Rory McIlroy.


Fans will also be treated to a festival of music as country star Nathan Carter headlines the ‘Glashedy Sessions’ on the Friday night (6th July) of the tournament. A host of exciting local bands will also entertain the crowds at the Glashedy Stage, including popular four-piece the Logues and regular favourites the Groove Robbers.


The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, takes place at Ballyliffin Golf Club from the 4th to the 8th of July. Tickets are available from and a percentage of ticket sales will go to the Rory Foundation.


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