Ready for the off: Derry's Ruadhri McGee

Ruadhri McGee will give some local interest in this week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Championship at Ballyliffin Golf Club which got underway on Thursday morning.

The scorching hot conditions of earlier in the week were replaced with damp, cool and breezy weather for the early starters.

Derry's Ruadhri McGee

Derry's Ruadhri McGee

McGee got in some practice on The Range before teeing off at 9.30am, along with Austria's Jason Norris and Scotland's Mar Warren