The Irish Junior Open

The 'Flogas Irish Junior Open' is Europe’s Premier Junior Golf Series with competitors traveling from across the world to compete for the prestigious 'Gary Player Trophy' bestowed on the Junior Golfer of the Year. Starting out as the 'Irish Junior Open' in 2014 with a two-day event attracting 200 competitors it has quickly grown into one of the most professionally run junior golf series in the world, led by double UK & Ireland award winning PGA professional and MG Pro Golf director Michael Gallagher.

2019 Gary Player Trophy Champion Ruairi Cooper

2019/20 Winter Junior TOUR



St Margaret’s Golf and Country Club



Castlerock Golf Club



Ardglass Golf Club



Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links


Star Supporters

Tony McCoy
Horse Racing Legend

It’s great to see the Junior Irish Open going from strength to strength and becoming one of the biggest Junior Golf Events in Europe. My nephew Fionn has played in the events and he talks about how professionally run they are and how much he enjoys them. Golf is a game for life and it’s important that kids get involved at a young age.

Alan Shearer
Newcastle & England Footballing Legend

Good luck to all the Irish Junior Open competitors, hope you do well. You never know one day you might be playing at the Masters if you stick in and work hard. Good luck to everyone involved.

Nick Faldo
6 Time Major Champion

Congratulation on your Irish Junior Golf Events. I wish you all the best and I hope you can create and build some junior golfers to take on the world.

Denis Taylor
Snooker World Champion

I would like to wish all you boys and girls playing in the Irish Junior Open all the very best. Keep it going and we will surely see a few Open Champions coming through.

Vernon Kay
TV Presenter

If your a junior golfer get involved in these amazing Junior Golf Events because it’s the best events there is. Play well and enjoy.

Enda Kenny
Former Irish Taoiseach

I would like to wish all the competitors in the Irish Junior Open the very best of luck. It’s a great game to enjoy and I hope you enjoy the different venues around the country.

Andrew Johnston
PGA & European Tour Player

Good luck to all the boys and girls playing in the Irish Junior Open. Have fun and enjoy it.

Shane Lowry
Irish Open Champion 2009

“I would like to wish all involved with this year’s Irish Junior Open the very best. It sounds like a great tournament and I’d encourage all budding future pro’s to take part. No better way to improve your game than competing against the best junior golfers out there. I wish the tournament every success for the future”

Shane Warne
Australian cricket legend

“To all the juniors in the Irish Junior Open, give it a rip, smash it and go well”

Gary Player
Golfing Legend

Sending my best to all those who competed and put on the Irish Junior Open Series. Children are the future of our game. My very best.

Aaron Hughes
Northern Ireland and Ex Newcastle United footballer

Good luck to all the kids who are playing in the Irish Junior Open, hope you all have a really good time and enjoy it

Darren Clarke
2016 Ryder Cup Captain and 2011 Open Champion

I am delighted to be able to support the Irish Junior Open Series. I would also like to wish everybody concerned the happiest and most memorable of days

Jerry Flannery
Ex Irish Rugby International

All the best to the competitors in the Irish Junior Open this year

Justin Rose
US Open Champion 2013

The Irish Junior Open seems like great junior golf events designed at giving young golfers an opportunity to experience tournament golf in the new golfing capital of the world!! Good luck to all those involved. Congratulations to Michael Gallagher for also putting on such an event, I hear he is quickly becoming one of the best young coaches in the UK & Ireland

Padraig Harrington
3 Time Major Champion

Hi everybody at the Irish Junior Open I hope your having a great time, play tough but remember to enjoy it

Paul McGinley
Ryder Cup Captain 2014

Good luck to everybody playing in the Irish Junior Open, it’s going to be a great event with lots of competition and the very best of luck to everybody involved

Paul O’Connell
Ex Irish and Lions Rugby International

I wish the competitors in the Irish Junior Open Series all the best this year