Close finish to another successful charity event in aid of Hospice Homecare

The annual Four Lady Charity team event, in aid of Hospice Homecare, was played on Saturday June 11 and Tuesday June 14. This is one of the most popular competitions of the golfing season, with all proceeds going towards Hospice Homecare. The competition was once again very kindly sponsored by Paula Bishoff and Catherine McElligott of The Hair Shop.

Thirty teams competed this year, with very high scores returned. The winning team, consisting of Lesley O’Keeffe, Maeve Ahern, Gillian McDonnell and Anne Redahan returned a superb score of 93 points. They clinched victory by one point from Catherine Cafferty, Imelda Cuneen, Bernie Dugall and Clare Farrelly, who in turn, claimed the runner-up spot on countback. In third place were Joyce Burbage, Mairead Garland, Mary Smyth and Siobhan Duffy.

Maura O’Callaghan, Director of the North Louth Branch, was delighted with the support again in 2022. North Louth Hospice was established almost 30 years ago and continues to do Trojan work in supporting those diagnosed with cancer and their families. Some of the many services provided by the Hospice include assisting patients with transport to hospital appointments, provision of specialist Homecare Services, Home Help Support and Family Support.

Lady Captain Alison Quigley spoke of the commitment of the members of Dundalk Golf Club to this most worthy cause and thanked all those who had helped organise the event and all who had played, with the final sum raised amounting to a fantastic €5,500. The generosity of the ladies and gents of Dundalk Golf Club is very much appreciated by all involved. Many thanks again to the very generous sponsorship of The Hair Shop.

On the interclub scene, the Challenge Cup team beat Castleknock in thjeir third round encounter. Both the Minor Cup and Carton Cup teams had great wins last weekend to progress to the next round.

Saturday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 14 – Hospice Homecare 4 Lady Team Competition – Lesley O’Keeffe (20), Maeve Ahern (27), Gillian McDonnell (13) & Anne Redahan (34) 93pts; Catherine Cafferty (28), Imelda Cuneen (29), Bernie Dugall (17) & Clare Farrelly (25) 92pts (on back 9); Joyce Burbage (28), Mary Smyth (35), Mairead Garland (24) & Siobhan Duffy (29) 92pts. 9 Hole Competition: Joan Sexton 17pts, Wendy Williamson 16pts

Pictured at the prize-giving ceremony for the Hospice Homecare Four Lady Team Competition in aid of the North Louth Hospice were: Seated (from left): Catherine McElligott (The Hair Shop), Lady Captain Alison Quigley, Maura O’Callaghan (North Louth Hospice), Paula Bishoff (The Hair Shop). Standing (from left): Wendy Williamson, Gillian McDonnell, Maeve Ahern, Lesley O’Keeffe.

Pictured at the prize-giving ceremony for the Hospice Homecare Four Lady Team Competition in aid of the North Louth Hospice were: Seated (from left): Catherine McElligott (The Hair Shop), Lady Captain Alison Quigley, Maura O’Callaghan (North Louth Hospice), Paula Bishoff (The Hair Shop). Standing (from left): Joyce Burbage, Mairead Garland, Mary Smyth, Siobhan Duffy, Joan Sexton.