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It’s going to be tribal

Join us on Jan 9th, 10th & 11th as we bring the industry together for another successful event.

Speakers

See our list of stellar speakers for the ATPI Sportsturf Ireland 2024

Schedule

A comprehensive 3-day event packed with valuable talks, demonstrations and seminars that is split into three streams: Golf Course Management, Racecourse Management and Pitch Management

Trade Show

Meet our exhibitors on the trade show floor who will be showcasing the latest technologies and products for turfgrass professionals in Ireland

Your membership number gives you free access

About the event

The ATPI Sportsturf Ireland 2024 includes:

  • Seminars from industry leaders
  • Networking opportunities
  • Tradeshow – Discover new technologies

Venue

The Galmont Hotel & Spa

Lough Atalia Road

H91 CYN3 Galway

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ATPI Conference Accomodation

The

GALMONT

Hotel & spa

 

Tel: 091 538300
Ref: ATPI (when booking)

Access

Car Parking is available at the Hotel Car Park at €3 per hour.

Delegates attending our ATPI Tradeshow & Conference 2024 event are entitled to a 40% discount per hour parking. To to avail of this discount, you must present their ticket to reception.

Hotel residents enjoy a special parking rate of €10 per car per night in the underground Car Park, subject to availability.

Height Restrictions are 1.9m for the hotel Car Park. If your vehicle is over this height we recommend the Open Car Parking facilities near the docks.

Covid19

As per Government guidelines, Covid19 restrictions no longer apply for this event.

As Covid19 is still around, and for this event to be a success, please continue to display safe behaviour regarding hand hygiene, sneezing and coughing, etc. 

 

Please continue to follow the current Government advice and do not attend this event if:

  • you have symptoms of Covid19
  • you are a close contact without symptoms (and are not vaccinated / recovered from Covid19 recently.)

About the event

The ATPI Tradeshow & Conference 2022 includes:

  • ATPI Golf Competition @ Galway Bay Golf Club on March 8th
  • Outdoor Demonstrations & talks at Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit March 8th
  • Seminars from industry leaders
  • Networking opportunities
  • Tradeshow – Discover new technologies

The Galmont Hotel & Spa

Lough Atalia Road

H91 CYN3 Galway

View on map  >

Car Parking is available at the Hotel Car Park at €3 per hour.

 

Delegates attending our ATPI Tradeshow & Conference 2022 event are entitled to a 40% discount per hour parking. To to avail of this discount, you must present their ticket to reception.

 

Hotel residents enjoy a special parking rate of €10 per car per night in the underground Car Park, subject to availability.

 

Height Restrictions are 1.9m for the hotel Car Park. If your vehicle is over this height we recommend the Open Car Parking facilities near the docks.

As per Government guidelines, Covid19 restrictions no longer apply for this event.

As Covid19 is still around, and for this event to be a success, please continue to display safe behaviour regarding hand hygiene, sneezing and coughing, etc. If in crowded areas, please practice social distancing or use face coverings as required.

 

Please continue to follow the current Government advice and do not attend this event if:

  • you have symptoms of Covid19
  • you are a close contact without symptoms (and are not vaccinated / recovered from Covid19 recently.)

 

Key Speakers

Ed Nangle joined Ohio State ATI faculty as an assistant professor in the turfgrass program in 2016. Prior to Ohio State ATI, Nangle served as director of turfgrass programs for the Chicago District Golf Association, where, among other duties, he was responsible for diagnosing and troubleshooting turfgrass issues at 392 golf courses and teaching the online Great Lakes Turf School. Nangle also served as the marketing coordinator for the Global Turf Network where he was involved in data analysis, including the development of integrated pest management strategies. He has a wide range of experience gained at golf clubs in Australia, Ireland, and England as well as the U.S. He earned a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he taught a number of undergraduate courses in turfgrass and ornamental landscape plants. Nangle has also been a frequent speaker at the Ohio Turfgrass Conference in his area of research: plant health and environmental physiology.

Ed Nangle

Golf Course Stream

Dr. Michael (“Mike”) Fidanza is a Professor of Plant and Soil Science at the Pennsylvania State University in Reading, PA. He teaches courses in turfgrass science, plant biology, and soil science. He conducts turfgrass research on disease management, biostimulants, soil surfactants, and ecology. He is a Fellow in the American Society of Agronomy. He is also the Editor of a new textbook: Achieving Sustainable Turfgrass Management (Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing).

Mike Fidanza

Pitch management Steam

Dr. John L. Cisar Retired Professor of Turfgrass Management and Water, University of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center and currently a private agronomic consultant. Dr. Cisar’s research has identified optimal agronomic practices to provide superior performing sports turf systems with reduced inputs of nutrients, water and pesticides applied and improved the sustainability of turfgrass systems. In 2008, he was appointed affiliate faculty status in the Soil and Water Sciences Department, University of Florida. In 2009, Dr. Cisar was elected Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America. In 2011, Dr. Cisar was recognized by the Florida Golf Course Superintendent’s Association with the “FGCSA Lifetime Service Award” the highest award offered by FGCSA.

Dr. John L. Cisar

Golf Course Stream

Anthony Quinn I graduated from the Technological University Dublin in 2019 with a Degree in Horticultural Science & Sportsturf Management. Over the last few years I have held various roles in sportsturf management including, greenkeeper in Slade Valley golf club, grow in manager for the Buckingham group, Head Groundsman at AFC Wimbledon and now my current role as Stadium Grounds Manager for Fulham Football Club. A proud Dub!!!!

Anthony Quinn

Pitch Management Stream

Agenda January 9th

AGENDA Tues 9th Jan

17:00 – 17.45

Professors Mike Fidanza , Ed Nangle & John Cisar will outline what in their opinion is the most important factor for sustainability in Turfgrass Mgt going forward.

17:45 – 18:00

Tea – Coffee Break

18:00 – 19:00

Professors Mike Fidanza, Ed Nangle & John Cisar will critique each other’s views and opinions followed by an open discussion between each of them and audience questions and participation.

Golf Course Management Stream

Golf Course Management Stream Agenda Wed Jan 10th

08:30 – 09:00

Registration opens

09:00 – 09:30

Trade show

09:30 – 10:30

Dollar Spot Management – Professors Mike Fidanza, Ed Nangle, John Cisar

10:30 – 11:00

Tea/Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Worm Casting – Etiolated Growth – Anthracnose – Professors Mike Fidanza, Ed Nangle, John Cisar

12:00 – 14:00

Lunch & Trade Show

14:00 – 14:30

New Generation Surfactants Scientifically Proven to Improve Rooting and Plant Health – Nick Gadd Rhizo Solutions

14:30 – 15:00

John Deere TPC Sawgrass Announcement & Winner

15:00 – 15:30

Nutrition Management & Water Quality Professor John Cisar

15:30 – 16:00

Advances in Biostimulants in Turfgrass – Professors Mike Fidanza & Ed Nangle

16:00 – 17:00

Trade Show Reception Complimentary Finger Food and Bottled Beer on the Trade Show Stands

Racecourse Management Stream

Racecourse Management Stream Agenda Wed Jan 10th

08:30 – 09:00

Registration opens

09:00 – 10:00

Trade show

10:00 – 10:30

Maintaining Traditions – Improving Standards – Future Proofing– Richard Stapleton Track Foreperson Fairyhouse Racecourse

10:30 – 11:00

The Future – Sustainability & Turfgrass – Richard Hayden

11:00 – 11:30

Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00

The Root to Plant Health – Tony White, Turfcare

12:00 – 12:30

Managing Soil & Sand Rootzones – Professor Ed Nangle, Ohio State University

12.30 -2.30

Lunch & Trade Show

14:30 – 15:30

Racing Experiences – Champion Jockeys, Barry Geraghty & Fran Berry

15:30 – 17:00

Trade Show Reception – Complimentary Finger Food and bottled beer on the Trade Show Stands

Pitch Management Stream

Pitch Management Stream Agenda Wed Jan 10th

8:30 – 9:00

Registration opens

9:00 – 10:00

Trade Show

10.00 – 10.30

Managing Eamonn Deacy Park – Noel Connolly Galway United

10.30 – 11.00

Managing Soil & Sand Rootzones – Professor John Cisar

11.00 – 11.30

Tea/Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.30

Pitch Management at Craven Cottage – Anthony Quinn Fulham FC

12.30 – 2.30

Lunch & Trade Show

2.30 – 3.00

Irrigation efficiency and getting the most from your system – Shaun Anderson Rainbird

3.00 – 3.30

The Future – Sustainability & Turfgrass – Richard Hayden

3.30 – 5.00

Trade Show Reception  – Complimentary  Finger Food and Bottled Beer on the Trade Show Stands

Agenda January 11th

AGENDA Thurs 11th Jan

10.30 – 12.30

ATPI Golf Competition Galway Bay Golf Resort

Machinery Demonstrations and Display Galway Bay Golf Resort

For golf tee time reservations phone Finbarr on 087-7728720

Golf Competition is FREE for ATPI members.

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Who you'll meet at Trade Show

Tacit

A1

Broderick/ Jacobsen

Stand A2

John Deere

Stand A3

Wiedenmann

Stand A4

Reesink Turfcare

B2

Germinal

B4

Golfmech

Stand B6

Whites Amenity

Stand B8

G&O

Stand B9

Cropcare

Stand B10

Range King

Stand B11

Turfcare

Stand B12

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