Sinéad Aherne: Golf is a very accessible sport

Ronan MacNamara

Sinead Aherne with Gemma McClenaghan, Sarah Kelly and Brenda O'Donnell (Image: Irish Golfer)

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Five-time All-Ireland winner Sinéad Aherne believes Golf Ireland are doing plenty right in terms of trying to promote golf as an inclusive and accessible sport.

Aherne was speaking at the second annual Golf Ireland International Women’s Day event supported by KPMG at Druid’s Glen Hotel & Golf Resort and the Dubliner loves the social aspect of golf and has kept playing since last year’s event.

“Actually to be fair, my golf isn’t bad! I played in this event last year and have played a little bit in between since and I am doing OK,” said the seven-time All Star winner.

“It’s great to see so a mix of all abilities. Golf Ireland are trying to emphasise that golf is a very accessible sport and no matter what level you are at you can play with someone. It’s a great social sport and it’s great to be out with three people I’ve never met before and having a bit of craic and also enjoying the golf.

“I’m not a member anywhere at the moment I’ve played a bit out in Corballis and I enjoy it out there so I’m getting back into it.”

The 36-year-old has been keeping a keen eye on her former teammates throughout the Lidl National League this year as the Dubs look to win their first All-Ireland since 2020.

“It’s been a good league for Dublin with lots of players coming through, I know the girls are getting through the work and it’s quite a quick turnaround to the Championship so the squad is going well and hopefully they can perform during the Championship.”

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