Royal Portrush to host golf's Irish Open

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The Irish Open golf championship will be held at Royal Portrush Golf Club this summer, it has been confirmed.

Senior officials of the European Golf Tour made the announcement at Royal Portrush on Friday afternoon.

The tournament will start in the last week of June and finish on 1 July.

The last time the north coast course staged a major competition was the Open in 1951, while the last time the Irish Open was played there was in 1947.

BBC Newsline's Stephen Watson was in Portrush for the announcement.

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