Shannon Chamber team runners up in the Chambers Ireland All-Ireland Chamber Golf Champions Competition 2023

The CAE Park Aviation team, representing Shannon Chamber, runners up in the All-Ireland Chamber Golf Champions competition in the K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare sponsored by The Noel Group (from left): Noel Lynch, Michael Sillery, Gavin McPhillips and Alan Brigdale.


Team member, Alan Brigdale, wins longest drive

For the second year in a row, a team representing Shannon Chamber at the Chambers Ireland All Ireland Chamber Golf Champions competition has claimed a podium position.

The CAE Parc Aviation team, comprising Michael Sillery (captain), Noel Lynch, Gavin McPhillips and Alan Brigdale, were runners up, while Alan Brigdale claimed the prize for the longest drive.

The competition, which took place at the K Club in Straffan, Co. Kildare, the venue for this year’s Irish Open, saw fifteen teams, winners of their individual Chamber golf competitions from all over Ireland during 2023, compete for the overall title of Chambers Ireland All Ireland Chamber Champions. The competition was sponsored by The Noel Group.

Congratulating the CAE Parc Aviation team and thanking them for participating on behalf of Shannon Chamber, CEO Helen Downes said: “We are very proud, as I am sure our members are, to have CAE involved and to be placed second in a very competitive national competition. The ability to compete in this All-Ireland event has added an extra competitive element to our annual golf classic. We hope to continue this winning streak in 2024.”

Michael Sillery, team leader Records Central Services, CAE Parc Aviation, commenting on the event, said: “We were delighted to get the opportunity to represent Shannon Chamber at this unique event in the All-Ireland Chamber Classic. To get to play the K-Club is always an amazing treat and it didn’t disappoint, with excellent course conditions and good weather, we played very well and scored 104 points, which we thought was in with a shout for a prize. Thanks to the Chambers Ireland team who were very helpful and accommodating on the day and to The Noel Group, for sponsoring this great event. Thanks to CAE Parc Aviation for the polo shirts and hats, and finally, thanks to Helen Downes and her team n Shannon Chamber for giving us the opportunity to represent Shannon Chamber.”

Overall Results

The winners of the team competition were:

  1. First place – Mazars representing Galway Chamber.
  2. Second place – CAE Parc Aviation representing Shannon Chamber.
  3. Third place – Cellnex Ireland representing Laois Chamber.

Alan Brigdale from CAE Parc Aviation (Shannon Chamber) won the prize for the longest drive and Robbie Burns from ETL Security (Cork Chamber) won the prize for the nearest to the pin. 


Alan Brigdale, CAE Park Aviation team, representing Shannon Chamber, winner of the longest drive at Chambers Ireland All-Ireland Golf Champions competition receives his award from Chambers Ireland and sponsor, The Noel Group.