The Kilkenny Chamber Golf Challenge took place on the splendid Mount Juliet Golf Course on Thursday 19th May. The event saw some 100 golfers compete for the coveted 1st Prize of a place in the BITA Ambassadors Challenge in Foxhills, London playing for Ireland against England in a Ryders Cup format on 30th September.
There was an international flair to the event with 6 teams entered by members of BITA (the British Irish Trading Alliance). Paul Whitnell, President of BITA explained “Our mission in BITA is to offer a helping hand to people of both the UK and Ireland who are seeking new business opportunities, relocating or adapting to cultural changes in either country. We are people who know people who help people.”
John Hurley, CEO of Kilkenny Chamber said “The Chamber is all about supporting businesses in Kilkenny and we are delighted to welcome BITA here today and look forward to working with them to help Kilkenny businesses gain footholds, contacts and competitive advantage in the UK market.”
The weather held up very nicely for the event and made for a great days golf. The prize winners were as follows:
1st Prize: Tippo International Team. Paddy Martin, Colwyn Martin, Paul Maloney, Greg Cooke.
2nd Prize: Hibernian Hotel / Left Bank Team. John McNena, Aidan McCarrick, Jim White, Niall O’Gorman.
3rd Prize: O’Neill Foley Team. Alan Seery, Marcus O’Hagan, Eoin Garry, John Joe Farrell.
Nearest the pin: Paul Moloney
Longest Drive: Niall O’Gorman
If your business is seeking to expand into the UK market and you would like to know more about BITA, contact Kilkenny Chamber on 056 7752767.
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