Published on July 4th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer0
Shannon Airport Gets a Boost from the JP McManus Pro-Am
The excitement was palpable at Shannon Airport this week as more than thirty private jets carrying some of the world’s top golfers were welcomed as they landed at Shannon to participate in the prestigious, star-studded, JP McManus Pro-Am in Adare Manor. Among the crème de la crème of the golfing world to touch down at Shannon were, Tiger Woods, Rory McIIroy, John Rahm, Jordan Spieth and Bryson DeChambeau. Many of the players had travelled from the US to take part in the event. The Amateurs playing at the event included sports stars from home and abroad, leading politicians and businessmen. Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary played alongside world number one Scottie Scheffler on the first day of the event. Adare Manor will host the Ryder Cup in 2027 so this event will give the organisers and Shannon Airport a preview of the mammoth operations expected when the world of Golf descends on the Co. Limerick course again.
Congratulating JP McManus on the event, the CEO of the Shannon Group, Mary Considine said: “This event which has raised vital funds over the years for numerous charities in the mid-west, is also generating an economic benefit, not only for the local community in Adare, but also the wider regional economy. We were delighted to welcome players and golf enthusiasts to the airport and we know that the hospitality and accommodation sectors in particular are experiencing a significant positive bounce from the event. Organising a tournament of this magnitude takes huge commitment and hard work. JP and the McManus family, the tournament organisers, the team at Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort and the host of volunteers have done a tremendous job.”
(Main Photo) On hand to meet the golfers as they used the Shannon Airport corporate jet services provided by the airport’s FBO were, Shannon Airport Police Fire Service staff Declan Lynch and Eugene Fawl who are pictured here with Tiger Woods.