KPMG joins Women’s Irish Open as title sponsor

The news enhances KPMG's continuous support for the growth and empowerment of women's sports in Ireland.

The global accounting firm, Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) has announced a sponsorship deal with the Women’s Irish Open for the upcoming three seasons. The company will serve as the title sponsor for the tournament.

The tournament, which will return to the Ladies European Tour (LET) season after a long absence, will take place from Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, September 25, 2022. The event will be held at Dromoland Castle’s championship course in County Clare.

The news enhances KPMG’s continuous support for the growth and empowerment of women’s sports in Ireland. The firm has previously supported the 20×20 campaign and continues to support Irish golfer Leona Maguire, Irish jockey Rachael Blackmore, and the Dublin Ladies Gaelic football team in its efforts to level the playing field between men’s and women’s sports in Ireland.

The Women’s Irish Open is a professional golf tournament conducted in the Republic of Ireland on the Ladies European Tour. It was added to the LET schedule in 1994 and ran for ten events until 2003. The competition is set to return in 2022.

In addition to its support for women’s sports in Ireland, KPMG aims to inspire greatness in golfers at both the grassroots and professional levels. The company has a long and proud history in golf, both in Ireland and internationally, and has been the title sponsor of the Women’s PGA Championship since 2015. It is also the title sponsor of the Irish Kids Golf Tour, which is open to girls and boys aged 6 to 13 and features some of Ireland’s greatest young golfers.

Declan Keane, KPMG Chief Operating Officer said, “KPMG is thrilled to announce that it will be the title sponsor of the Women’s Irish Open ahead its historic return to the LET schedule in September. We are incredibly proud of our history in supporting both the game of golf, as well as women’s sport in Ireland, and with today’s announcement we look forward to building our relationship with both over the coming years. As a Firm, we are committed to investing in young talented people in Ireland and it is my hope that the KPMG Women’s Irish Open will inspire the next generation Irish golfers to compete at the highest level of the game.” 

Vicky Tyas, Commercial & Marketing Director of Golf Ireland said, “It’s wonderful to see a global company like KPMG adding their name to the Women’s Irish Open. The calibre of the venue at Dromoland and now the addition of KPMG as lead sponsor over the next three years gives the event enormous strength and depth. It is a tremendous commitment and vote of confidence in the development of women’s golf and we, at Golf Ireland, are sure that the re-establishment of the event will inspire many young children to take up the game and participate in the various levels of the Golf Ireland Pathway in the years ahead.”

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