Ballyliffen make official bid for Irish Open

Golf

An interesting story in this morning's Derry Journal surrounding Ballyliffen Golf Club's ongoing bid to host the Irish Open.

The report suggests officials at the Donegal club have tabled an official bid to host the tournament in 2019 - and they've held meetings with European Tour representatives following the completion of last week's Irish Open at the K Club.

The Open Championship in 2019 is being hosted at Royal Portrush and with that event coming just a week after the Irish Open that year - Ballyliffen might well be considered a suitable venue - given its close proximity to Portrush.