The All-Ireland GAA Golf Challenge is now recognised as the ultimate golf competition for Gaels. Now in its 18th year, it has become the quintessential tournament to accompany the All-Ireland senior football and hurling championships with the finals fittingly scheduled between the two Croke Park showdowns in September.
While most can only dream of lifting the Sam Maguire or Liam MacCarthy Cup, the Waterford Crystal trophy and All-Ireland medals on offer to the Challenge winners are prizes that are within the grasp of every golf-loving Gael, both in Ireland and abroad. In the All-Ireland GAA Golf Challenge you compete for your club. Your community. You and three club-mates pitting your wits against clubs from all over the country of all shapes and sizes.
The All-Ireland GAA Golf Challenge has built up support among several GAA luminaries over the last 17 years such as Eddie Keher, Barney Rock, Eddie Brennan and Steven McDonnell. They have excelled in Gaelic games but they too recognise the authenticity of Gaels of all ages and abilities vying for an All-Ireland title. All that remains to be said is: