Shannon Chamber Golf Classic winners head to All-Island Chambers Golf Competition in the K Club

Shannon Chamber president Eoin Gavin and CEO Helen Downes present the captain of the Career Decisions’ team with first place prizes in the Shannon Chamber Golf Classic. Photo by Eamon Ward.


From a field of almost two-hundred golfers that graced the fairways of Shannon Golf Club for the annual Shannon Chamber Golf Classic, the fourball representing Career Decisions emerged victorious.

The team, comprising Paudie Fizmaurice (Lahinch GC), Kevin O’Hara and William Hanley (Ballykisteen GC) and Tim Crowe (Dromoland GC) brought in a score of 103 points, with runners-up DHL, 100 points, closely followed in third place by Honan Financial Services on 99 points (B6).       

The ladies’ and men’s longest drives were won by Connie Corry (Lady Captain, Shannon GC) and John Skerritt (Lahinch GC) and the nearest the pin by John Cleary (Ennis).

As well as taking home the top prize of flights to Paris (Orly) compliments of The Shannon Airport Group, a trophy sponsored by Gift Innovations and a collection of golf gifts from Optima Training, the team will now head to the K Club to fly the Shannon Chamber flag at the inaugural All-Island Chambers competition, which will be hosted at the K Club on 20 October.

As team captain Tim Crowe said when accepting the prize from chamber president Eoin Gavin: “It is such an honour to be the first team to represent Shannon in this exciting all-island competition. We will undoubtedly be up against stiff competition, all winners of their respective chamber’s golf classic, but we will keep our heads down and battle hard to bring the trophy back to Shannon.”

Thanking all involved for making this annual event such a resounding success, Chamber CEO Helen Downes said: “Organising an event of this magnitude, 49 teams with almost 200 players, is made all the easier by having such tremendous support from so many people: Shannon Golf Club management, ground and catering staff; our endless list of sponsors, most especially Zagg, who, each year, sponsor an amazing ‘going home’ gift for all players; goody bag sponsors Shannon Chamber Skillnet, ABC Nutritionals, Gift Innovations, Smitz Café, Ireland Golf Balls, and Laya Healthcare; and Sign Lynx for the on-course electronic display signs which featured all participating team logos.

“We are indebted not just to our main sponsors but to the sponsors of all fifteen team prizes, four raffle prizes, and the 55 tee box sponsors. We simply could not run the Classic without this level of support and of course, without the wonderful nourishment provided to all players at the 12th tee box by the Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport.

“A huge thank you to all and of course to the companies who entered teams, comprising employees and customers. The Golf Classic is a highlight of the Chamber’s annual calendar of events, and it is very rewarding to receive feedback that members appreciate our efforts to make it a day for networking and entertaining and is a day they look forward to. Over fifty per cent of the teams have already entered for our 2023 Classic, which is a tremendous endorsement.

“Meanwhile, we would encourage our golf-loving members to take time out to attend the KPMG Women’s Irish Open, which is being hosted in Dromoland Castle from 22 – 25 September. We congratulate Chamber director and vice-president Mark Nolan and his team for securing this prestigious event and for placing the region firmly on the golfing map,” added Ms Downes.

About Shannon Chamber

Shannon Chamber is affiliated to Chambers Ireland, the voice of business throughout Ireland, with 40 member chambers across every major city, town, and region of the island. Aligning its strategic priorities with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Shannon Chamber has over 320 member companies and a link to their 15,000 employees. The Chamber’s aim is to make Shannon and the region a better to live, work and do business.




1st Career Decisions 103
2nd DHL 100
3rd Honan Financial Services 99 BACK 6
4th Invesco 99 BACK 9
5th Shoes for Crews ltd 99
6th AAG Team 2 96
7th Grant Thornton 95
8th PAFS Ireland 93
9th AIB 93
10th Ei Electronics 91
11th Laya Healthcare 89
12th Smithstown Light Engineering 89


Prize Sponsors:

  • Gift Innovations – winners crystal trophies
  • The Shannon Airport Group
  • Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg
  • Dromoland Castle Hotel and Golf Club
  • Limerick Golf Club
  • Blarney Golf Resort
  • The Clayton Hotel
  • Ballyneety Golf Club
  • Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa
  • Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel & Spa
  • One4All
  • Fota Island Resort Cork
  • OLED Material Manufacturing Ltd
  • Keanes Jewellers
  • Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience
  • I4Training
  • Shannon Leisure Centre
  • The Savoy
  • The Castletroy Park Hotel
  • The Falls Hotel
  • The Inn at Dromoland
  • Shannon Springs Hotel
  • Nenagh Golf Club

Shannon Golf Club Lady Captain Connie Corry receives the longest drive (ladies) prize from Shannon Chamber president Eoin Gavin and CEO Helen Downes. Photo by Eamon Ward.