Rory McIlroy and Richie Ramsay, the respective reigning European and American Open champions, are part of a star-studded field for the AIB sponsored Irish Amateur Open which takes place at Royal Dublin Golf Club from 11-13 May.

The event has attracted a record 84 overseas players from thirteen countries –  Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic,  England, Finland, France, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Wales and the USA.
McIlroy was pipped in a play-off for the Irish Amateur Open at Portmarnock last year by Finland’s Annti Ahokas who has since joined the paid ranks, while Ramsay won the title in 2005 at Carton House.

The field includes thirteen of the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup squad from which the team will be selected to face America at Royal Co Down in September.