CEO of the Gaelic Players Association, Paul Flynn, with Partnership Board Member and Co-Chair of the Irish Invitational Golf Tournament Aidan Browne, Co-Chair of the Irish Invitational Golf Tournament Patrick Sarkis, and Partnership Board Member Dessie Farrell
The Irish American Partnership (IAP) hosted the 2019 Irish Invitational Golf Tournament in Co. Kerry in late September with the competition spread three championship courses: Waterville Golf Links, Ballybunion Golf Club, and Tralee Golf Club. The play on the fairways and greens – and in the bunkers –brought American and Irish players to the elite layouts in support of Irish education.
The tournament culminated in a gala dinner on October 1 at the Killarney Park Hotel, during which the Irish American Partnership disbursed $80,000 in grants to education and community programs in the southwest region.
The IAP provides funding for education and community development programs in Ireland, North and South. Proceeds from the biennial tournament are granted to primary schools to enhance their libraries and science materials.