Tullow Oil becomes an Official Sponsor of Irish Open

6/18/2013 9:35:40 AM
James Finnigan (left), Commercial Director of the Irish Open, with Kevin Quinn, Brand Projects Manager for Tullow Oil  (EuropeanTour)
James Finnigan (left), Commercial Director of the Irish Open, with Kevin Quinn, Brand Projects Manager for Tullow Oil (EuropeanTour)

Tullow Oil, the multi-national oil and gas exploration company founded in Ireland, has joined the list of Official Sponsors for this year’s Irish Open.

Launched in 1986 in Tullow, a small town approximately 35 miles south of Dublin, Tullow Oil has gone on to become an international success story, with a record annual revenue last year of more than $2.3bn.

The company now has its headquarters in London and operates across 25 different countries, but continues to have a strong presence in Ireland.  It is returning to its Irish roots as an Official Sponsor of the 2013 Irish Open, which will be held at Carton House, in Co. Kildare, from June 27-30.  

James Finnigan, Commercial Director of the Irish Open, said: “"We are delighted to welcome Tullow Oil to our portfolio of Official Sponsors.  It is especially pleasing that an internationally successful company with a strong Irish heritage wants to be associated with Ireland's National Open.

“The tournament promises to be a celebration of the success of Irish golf, with World Number Two and reigning Race to Dubai Champion Rory McIlroy joined in field by Ireland’s three other Major Champions, Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell, along with Ireland’s first Ryder Cup captain, Paul McGinley, so it is a big boost for the tournament to have another internationally successful Irish company on board.”

Kevin Quinn, Tullow Brand Projects Manager, said: “Tullow is delighted to be sponsoring the 2013 Irish Open. Tullow was founded in Ireland in 1986 and we remain listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.

“We continue to have strong connections in Ireland, especially through our Dublin office which contains a great deal of Tullow's geoscience and engineering expertise."

Irish golf fans can now book their tickets to see all four of Ireland’s Major champions, and a host of other European Tour stars, in action at Carton House. An advance season ticket for all four days of The Irish Open can be bought for €70, a saving and €10 on admission at the gate. Adult day tickets are priced at €30 pre-event, and €35 on the gate. Concessions are available at €50 for a season (€60 on the gate) and €20 for any one day (€25 on the gate).

Under-16s accompanied by an adult are admitted free of charge and all car parking is also free.

A limited number of reserved seats are still available for ‘Open House@17’ – a unique feature of this year’s Irish Open where spectators can enjoy the fun of the par three 17th hole in a special grandstand for just €10 per day.  From this vantage point, fans can view Carton House’s signature hole as well as the action from the rest of the course on big screens.

Anyone who has already purchased reserved seating for the 18th green grandstand will also receive automatic entrance to the 17th stand. All reserved grandstand seating for the 18th on Saturday and Sunday is now sold out.


Information about the 17th hole grandstand at the 2013 Irish Open can be found on www.europeantour.com/tickets, where the special advanced tickets offers for the tournament can also be located.


Additionally, as part of the Irish Open ticket campaign, fans of golf and horse racing can enjoy both sports on the same day – Saturday, June 29 – by purchasing a specially priced ‘Irish Double’ ticket to enjoy the third round of the Irish Open and the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day for a combined price of €50.


Corporate Hospitality packages are also available with prices ranging from €245 to €295 (plus VAT). For all enquiries please contact Joanne in CSL Hospitality on 01 676 6650 or joanne@cslhospitality.ie For further information please visit www.cslhospitality.ie


Full ticket information can be found at: www.europeantour.com/tickets or telephone Ticket Hotline: +440800 023 2557. Irish callers can phone: 1890 252 698. Postal enquiries should be sent to: European Tour Tickets, Mirren Court Three, 123 Renfrew Court Three, Paisley, PA3 4EA.