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Shannon to the fore with footgolf craze

PLANNING permission is being sought for a footgolf facility in Shannon. Footgolf combines soccer with golf, with players having to kick a ball into a hole in the fewest possible amount of shots. There are several other courses in Ireland already, but none in Clare yet. An Irish Footgolf Association was founded last year to promote the sport in this country and aims to have more than 30 affiliated footgolf courses by the end of next year. Describing the sport on its website it says, “Footgolf is a top-class sports game that blends two of the world’s best and most popular sports – football and golf. It is a competitive, skilful and addictive sports game that mixes the passion and strength of football with the elegance and tradition of golf. Footgolf is played on a golf course by individuals or in groups but instead of swinging golf clubs and hitting golf balls, players kick a standard size football from tee …

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