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Beragh pupil reigns supreme in Dubai Duty Free Irish Open drawing competition

Thursday, 5 July 2018

THE children of St Oliver Plunkett's Primary School in Beragh were treated to a special visit from the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Trophy - thanks to P7 pupil Molly-Rose McMackin who won the unique opportunity after coming first in an all-Ireland art competition.
11-year-old Molly-Rose, who has High Functioning Autism, was crowned the winner of the nationwide 'Putt Yourself in The Picture' competition organised by the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation.
As part of the prize, the pupils enjoyed a Q & A session with Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Championship Director, Simon Alliss, professional golfer and Dubai Duty Free golf and tournament ambassador, Des Smyth, and Brian McIlroy, Chairman of the Rory Foundation and uncle of tournament host Rory McIlroy.
Molly-Rose and her family will also enjoy a VIP tour at the tournament's Pro Am on Wednesday July 4, ahead of the main event which takes place from Thursday July 5 to Sunday July 8 at Ballyliffin Golf Club in County Donegal.
‘Putt Yourself in the Picture' was a nationwide competition aimed at schoolchildren of all ages who were asked to submit a golf-themed drawing or painting of anything that inspires them. More than 300 entries were submitted from children all over Ireland but it was Molly-Rose's drawing that stood out from the crowd.

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