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AIG Cups & Shields Launch 2017 - Press Release

Date Published 05.05.2017
Topic Sponsorship,Press Releases

AIG Cups & Shields Launch 2017 - Press Release

AIG Insurance officially launch the AIG Cups & Shields with exclusive discounts on car & home insurance for GUI & ILGU Members

AIG Insurance, proud sponsor of the Golfing Union of Ireland and Irish Ladies Golf Union, officially launched the AIG Cups and Shields in Carton House today by revealing exclusive discounted offers on both car and home Insurance for GUI & ILGU members. On hand to help make the announcement was Dublin Senior Footballer, Paul Flynn, as well as GUI members Alex Gleeson, Christy Roche and Irish Ladies’ Golf Champion, Mary Doyle.


To celebrate the start of the competition across Ireland, AIG Insurance also revealed that GUI & ILGU members who take out car or home insurance with AIG will not only be able to avail of discounted rates but will also be able to claim further benefits including: 


-          Car Insurance premiums that start from €310* and include cover for your golf clubs

-          Home Insurance policies that include FREE 24hr home emergency assist service

-          Optional travel insurance cover for golf holidays


AIG also announced that for the month of April they will be running a special offer whereby GUI & ILGU members that take out car or home insurance policies in April will get a €30 One4all voucher.


The 2017 AIG Cups & Shields finals will be taking place from the 20th – 23th September in Carton House (GUI) and 27th – 30th September in Malone Golf Club, Belfast (ILGU) with competitions currently underway in clubs across Ireland.


Last year’s GUI finals unearthed a new cast of heroes from Warrenpoint (AIG Barton Shield), Co. Sligo (AIG Senior Cup), Castle (AIG Junior Cup) and Nenagh (AIG Pierce Purcell Shield). In the ILGU finals the honours went to Castletroy (AIG Junior Cup), Portumna (AIG Intermediate Cup), Ballinrobe (AIG Minor Cup), Headfort (AIG Challenge Cup), Tramore (AIG Junior Foursomes) and Royal Portrush (AIG Senior Foursomes)



paul flynn at cups & shields launch

Speaking at the launch today, Declan O’Rourke, General Manager at AIG Ireland commented:


“We’re thrilled to be back in Carton House again today to officially launch what’s sure to be another exciting year of the AIG Cups & Shields.


We’re delighted with the relationships we have built with both the GUI & ILGU over the years and hope that they have benefitted from our commitment to them. Developing sport in Ireland is very important to us at AIG and our sponsorship of both competitions highlights this commitment.


Thanks to Alex, Christy, Mary and Paul for taking the time to be with us today, and we wish them the very best of luck in their respective competitions.”


Sinead Heraty, Chief Executive of the ILGU, added:

We are delighted to have the support of AIG Insurance as sponsor of our national Ladies Cups and Shields since 2015. The support of AIG is a vote of confidence to the development of women’s and girls’ golf at club, district and national level. 


Golf clubs are the heart of our sport in Ireland and each year approximately 14,000 female golfers take part in the Cups and Shields at all levels.  The AIG Ladies Cups and Shields are the most popular interclub competition and all clubs start the year with the ambition to win a District or National pennant.” 


AIG are also official sponsors of the AIG Irish Amateur Close Championship, which takes place at Galway Golf Club from 22-26 August.


For a quote, go to or call 1890 405 405 and see how much you could save!


paul flynn at cups & shields launch

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