AIG Close and Cups and Shields Launched

AIG Insurance, proud sponsor of the Golfing Union of Ireland, today officially launched this year's AIG Cups & Shields and AIG Irish Close Championship in the GUI National Headquarters. AIG also revealed an online discounted offer on new car and home insurance policies for GUI and ILGU members. 

  • 06 August 2020

On hand to help launch this year's AIG Cups & Shields were Dublin GAA stars Hannah Hegarty and Davy Byrne, as well as Ireland international Keith Egan.

To celebrate the start of the competition across Ireland, AIG Insurance also revealed that GUI & ILGU members who take out car or home insurance with AIG will not only be able to avail of discounted rates but will also be able to claim further benefits including:  

  • Save up to 20% online on car insurance premiums * & **
  • Save up to 50% online on Home Insurance ***
  • Free protected no claims bonus
  • Free golf club equipment cover up to €2k if stolen from a locked car boot

Donegal Golf Club will host this year's AIG All Ireland Cups & Shields from Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th October. Last year's GUI finals saw Galway (AIG Senior Cup), Westport (AIG Junior Cup), Tandragee (AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield), Charleville (AIG Pierce Purcell Shield) and Limerick (AIG Barton Shield) collect silverware. 

The ILGU honours went to Limerick (AIG Junior Cup), Mullingar (AIG Intermediate Cup), New Forest (AIG Minor Cup), East Cork (AIG Challenge Cup), Portumna (AIG Junior Foursomes), and Limerick (AIG Senior Foursomes). 

 This year's AIG Irish Amateur Close is due to take place in Rosapenna Gof club from the 9th – 11th October.

Speaking about the launch today, Aidan Connaughton, Head of Personal Insurance at AIG Ireland commented;

"We're thrilled to be in Carton House today to officially launch this year's AIG Cups & Shields and AIG Irish Amateur Close Championship. 

We're delighted with the relationships we have built with both the GUI & ILGU over the years and we hope that both the unions and their members have benefited from our commitment to them.

A special thanks to the Ireland golf team member Keith Egan and Dublin GAA players Hannah Hegarty and Davy Byrne for taking the time to be with us today. In spite of the challenges faced in recent times, we're looking forward to the golf action and want to wish everyone involved the very best of luck in their respective competitions." 


Alan Kelly, Communications Manager with the Golfing Union of Ireland said: 

"AIG's commitment to supporting amateur golf in Ireland remains strong and we are grateful for their continued sponsorship of the AIG Irish Close Championship and the AIG Cups and Shields. For over two decades, AIG have provided club members with excellent insurance products and services, all of which adds significant value to being a member of an affiliated golf club."

For a quote, go to www.aig.ie/golfer or call 1890 405 405 and see how much you could save!​

*Online discount is available until 30th September 2020 and subject to a minimum premium. Terms & conditions apply. See website for further details. 


**AIG Golfer Car Insurance is available from just €353.10. This price includes the government imposed levy and applies to a wide range of quotations. Figure based upon comprehensive insurance for a 58 year old, GUI member and teacher, insured and spouse, living in Dundrum, Dublin 16, 10 year licence, no penalty points or convictions, 6 years no claims bonus, 6 years claims free, annual mileage 12,000 , Driving a 2016 Ford Fiesta, 1.2 L Petrol, worth €10,000 for Social Domestic and Pleasure. Excludes optional extras. Protected NCB cover and windscreen cover included as standard. For Protected NCB to apply you must have a minimum 3 years no claims bonus and also be 3 years claims free.  Example correct as of 20/05/2019.


*** Online discount is available until 30th September 2020 and subject to a minimum premium. Terms & conditions apply. See website for further details. This home promotion is subject to a minimum premium for Buildings and Contents cover of €210 ex. government levy (based on 3 bed house in Dublin with Buildings up to €190k and Contents up to €25k with burglar alarm and car insured with AIG). Underwriting acceptance terms and conditions apply. Optional extras not included. This promotion applies to new residential owner-occupied home customers only


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