17th Annual Golf Classic
17th Annual golf classic in aid of Centre for Brain Health at the
Dublin Neurological Institute, Mater University Hospital.
We were delighted to hold the 17th annual golf classic in Hermitage Golf Club on Friday, 21st September. It was so good to welcome all of our old reliables and also many new comers too. We would welcome many more new comers in 2019. The afternoon slots were filled by 27 teams and the event was a great success.
As in other years, we were blessed with another beautiful autumn day for the golf classic. Hermitage Golf Club as per usual, looked after us very well. The course was in magnificent condition and the lunch and dinner were superb.
Jim Gavin, Manager of the Dublin Football Team was a member of Prof Tim Lynch’s team. There was great banter at the dinner afterwards when the iconic remarkable, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh presented the after dinner speech – with the seanachaí pitching up the Dublin v Kerry football rivalry and friendship theme.
Dermot Lee once again volunteered to do the score cards and we are forever grateful to him for performing this tedious task. The 2018 winner of the Ray Ward Memorial Cup was the team from Industrial Water Management Ltd (IWM) – Paul McGuigan, Alan Carton, Paul McGourty & Conor Sands.
We wish to thank all those who took teams, sponsored tee boxes, made generous donations and also those who so generously donated prizes towards the raffle. Our top prize for the past number of years has been a 40” Smart TV with wifi. This magnificent prize has been donated each year by David Lally. We are so very grateful to David and his family for their continued generosity. Those who bought and sold the raffle tickets made it the most lucrative raffle to date.
Without our loyal supporters this day would not happen and we are currently planning next year’s event which will be held on Friday 20th September 2019. We are seeking a sponsor for next year’s event and would welcome advise, support and volunteers.