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Wednesday, 26 June 2013
 Rory McIlroy   (Getty Images)
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Young Irish golf fans will be able to see their heroes more up close and personal than ever before at this week’s Irish Open, thanks to the new ‘Irish Open Kids’ Corner’ at Carton House.

The specially designated preferred viewing area will be located in the centre of the driving range at Carton House, enabling approximately 100 children a better vantage point to watch the stars of the European Tour, including Major Champions Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy.

The area is free to enter, with the children also able to enter a special draw with the chance of winning a variety of wonderful prizes including equipment, memorabilia and experiences provided by some of the leading Irish players, including Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington, Peter Lawrie, Darren Clarke and 2014 Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley.

Parents will be able to enter their children into the free draw on entry to Kids’ Corner, with the winners drawn on Sunday afternoon during the final round of the 2013 Irish Open.

Antonia Beggs, Irish Open Championship Director, said: “The Irish Open Kids’ Corner is an exciting new initiative which builds on our free entry policy for all children under the age of 16.

“This promises to be a fantastic experience for children, allowing them to watch the European Tour stars practice at close quarters and enhancing their enjoyment of this year’s Irish Open.”

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