Kingspan agree Concra Wood sponsorship deal

Conor McKenna (Head Professional Concra Wood GC), Christy O’Connor Jnr (course designer), Andy Whelan (Concra Wood GC President) at the launch of the Kingspan Concra Wood Open

CONCRA Wood GC has pulled off a major coup by agreeing a title sponsorship deal with Kingspan Insulation ahead of the Europro Tour event at the Castleblayney venue from 9-13 July.
The new tournament, which will take place just two weeks after the Irish Open returns to Royal Portrush, will now be called the Kingspan Concra Wood Open.
Course designer and Ryder Cup legend, Christy O’Connor Jnr, was on hand to help formally launch the event which is another exciting addition to a spectacular summer of golf in Ireland.
“It is a great honour to return to Concra Wood today. Getting a tournament here is a huge thing for me personally as it proves the golf course is considered a proper test of golf,” said O’Connor, a winner of 17 tour titles.
“I would like to extend my own thanks to the title sponsors, Kingspan. We all know this is a difficult time in Ireland and it is great to see them supporting the community.
“I would also like to congratulate everyone at Concra Wood. Bringing this tournament to the venue is proof that the club is ambitious and moving forward which is fantastic news in these tough times.”
Kingspan Insulation is a market leading manufacturer of premium and high performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems for building fabric and building services applications.
Pat Freeman, MD at Kingspan Insulation, said: “Kingspan Insulation are delighted to be the main sponsors of the Kingspan Concra Wood Open. Being located adjacent to our manufacturing site in Castleblayney, we are aware of the high standards set at Concra Wood and the opportunities that being involved with such a high profile event offers Kingspan Insulation.

“Supporting local business and events has always been at the forefront of our community involvement, we are very proud to be involved with Concra Wood and to sponsor this PGA EuroPro tour event.”

Head professional at Concra Wood, Conor McKenna added, “We are delighted to have secured Kingspan Insulation as the main title sponsor of the event. Not only do they play a vital part in the local community in terms of continued job creation, but they are a market leader in thermal insulation and their brand is renowned worldwide.
“We look forward to working closely with Kingspan Insulation in the coming months to make this tournament a success for the whole community.”
Concra Wood was opened in July 2008 and has quickly gained a strong reputation. The course is blessed with stunning views of Lough Muckno from every point on the course and is located only one hour from Belfast and Dublin.
The golf course was designed by two of Ireland’s golfing legends, Christy O’Connor Junior and Senior. Measuring over 7300 yards, European Tour player, Simon Thornton, holds the course record, a 68 set in 2010 at an Irish PGA Sprint event.
Concra Wood was ranked the 38th best course in theIreland by Golf Digest and was recently named by the Golfers Guide toIreland as their Hidden Gem of Ulster in 2012.


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One Response to “Kingspan agree Concra Wood sponsorship deal”

  1. Alan Kelly Says:

    Great, best of luck.

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