Superstar singer Ronan Keating, television presenter Ben Shephard
and rugby legends Mike Tindall and Jonathan Davies are the latest star names to
sign up for this summer’s Celebrity Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor
Ronan (pictured above), who shot to fame with Boyzone before a hugely successful solo career, will make a
welcome return to the Irish team for the event on July 1-2 after competing in
previous Celebrity Cup tournaments in 2014 and 2015.
glittering Gala Dinner will also raise funds for the Marie Keating Foundation,
the charity which was set up in honour of Ronan’s mother to promote cancer
awareness and the importance of early detection. Ronan
I’m delighted to be competing once again for Ireland at the Celebrity
Cup and I’m hoping I can help the team go one better than their runners-up
finish last year. It’s a
really fun event to play in and it’s a genuine privilege to tee up at a Ryder
Cup venue in front of a great bunch of spectators. I hope we can entertain them
on the golf course but, more importantly, I hope we can persuade them to dig
deep for a fantastic charity during the weekend. The Marie
Keating Foundation is now a leading voice in cancer awareness and information
for both men and women. The charity’s mission is to make cancer less
frightening by enlightening and the money we raise is vital to help us carry on
educating people and raising the levels of awareness.
Shephard (pictured below), the popular presenter of Good Morning Britain, Tipping Point, Goals
on Sunday and Ninja Warrior, makes his third appearance in the event and joins
fellow TV stars Peter Jones and Bradley Walsh in the England team.
Tindall, who won the Rugby World Cup with England in 2003, has played in all
four previous Celebrity Cups and captained his nation to victory at Celtic
Manor in 2014.
second appearance for Wales, Jonathan Davies was one of the greatest players ever
to play both rugby union and rugby league, and he is now a highly respected TV
pundit for both codes.
names already announced for the star-studded event include comedian Rob Brydon
and presenter Gethin Jones for Wales, boyband singers turned TV personalities,
Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden for Ireland, and rugby brothers Thom and Max
Evans for Scotland.
Thousands of golf fans and celebrity spotters will flock to Celtic
Manor to watch the cup in July. As well as
top-notch golfing action and on and off-course banter, there will be live music
and food and bar outlets in the tented village.
Tickets for the tournament are now available on the Celtic Manor
website. Visitors can also experience the VIP
treatment in Hospitality or at Saturday evening’s glittering Gala Dinner. For information and tickets please visit the website.