WATCH: 2021 Dundalk Scratch Cup Video Report

Here is our video report the 2021 Dundalk Scratch Cup, sponsored by One Finance, which took place last Sunday and was won by Forest Little’s Jack McDonnell after a play-off with Caolan Rafferty.

Click on the link to view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jekMEewoqCE 

McDonnell beats Rafferty in play-off to win Dundalk Scratch Cup

Jack McDonnell (centre) receives the Dundalk Scratch Cup from Dundalk Golf Club Captain Trevor Giff and Martin McDonnell, Managing Director of One Finance.

JACK McDonnell of Forest Little defeated Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty in a sudden-death play-off to win the One Finance sponsored Dundalk Scratch Cup for the first time.

McDonnell and Rafferty were level on seven under at the end of the 36 hole tournaments but McDonnell birdied the opening play-off, the par four first, after an excellent pitch to six feet. 

Dundalk’s Eoin Murphy and Robert Moran of The Castle finished two shots behind McDonnell and Rafferty with another Dundalk player, Aaron Grant in fifth. 

Results

Dundalk Senior Scratch Cup sponsored by One Finance

1st: Jack McDonnell (Forest Little) (+3.3) 137 (67/70) (Won on first play-off hole).

2nd: Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk) (+3.4) 137 (69/68)

3rd: Eoin Murphy (Dundalk) (+2.0) 139 (71/68)

4th: Robert Moran (The Castle) (+4.8) 139 (71/68)

Best Nett: Joseph Laverty (Dundalk) (1.9) 146 (74/72) Back 9.

First 18 Gross: Ciaran Tracey (Co Louth) (+1.0 ) 69.

First 18 Nett: Conor Murphy (Dundalk) (2.2) 69.

Second 18 Gross: Matthew Giles (Greenore) (-3.3) 68.

Second 18 Nett: Liam McGavisk (Greenore) (0.9) 70.

Scores

Position – Player – R1 – R2 – Score

1 – Mc Donnell, Jack 67 70 137 137,70,37,25,13,4

1- Rafferty, Caolan 69 68 137 137,68,34,22,12,4
McDonnell won on first play-off hole

3 Murphy, Eoin 71 68 139 139,68,33,21,11,4
4 Moran, Robert 71 68 139 139,68,33,22,11,4
5 Grant, Aaron 70 70 140 140,70,35,22,10,4
6 Ward, Simon 72 69 141 141,69,33,20,10,3
7 Giles, Matthew 76 68 144 144,68,35,22,11,4
8 Coulter, Stephen 71 73 144 144,73,34,21,11,4
9 Dunne, Gerard 72 73 145 145,73,36,23,11,4
10 Abom, Liam 74 72 146 146,72,37,25,11,4
11 Campbell, Colm Jnr 73 73 146 146,73,38,25,14,4
12 Murphy, Jason 76 71 147 147,71,35,23,13,5
13 Boucher, Marc 73 74 147 147,74,37,24,11,4
14 Callaghan, Graham 72 75 147 147,75,35,24,11,4
15 Marshall, David Jnr 70 77 147 147,77,38,24,14,4
16 Johnston, Ciaran 77 71 148 148,71,35,22,11,4
17 Ryan, Aaron 77 71 148 148,71,38,23,13,4
18 McDonnell, Charlie 76 72 148 148,72,36,22,11,4
19 Shiel, Daivd 71 77 148 148,77,39,25,14,7
20 Tracey, Ciaran 69 79 148 148,79,39,24,13,5
21 Smith, Adam 74 75 149 149,75,38,24,11,3
22 Laverty, Joseph 76 74 150 150,74,37,23,13,5
23 Winters, David 77 74 151 151,74,39,24,13,5
24 St. John, Brandon 76 75 151 151,75,36,23,12,4
25 Collins, Annraoi 76 75 151 151,75,37,23,11,4
26 Rogers, Dean 75 76 151 151,76,36,22,9,3
27 Whelan, Jake 74 77 151 151,77,39,26,13,4
28 Connell, Charlie 73 78 151 151,78,37,21,10,4
29 McGavisk, Liam 81 71 152 152,71,36,22,10,3
30 Doyle, Andrew 79 73 152 152,73,38,23,11,4
31 McConnell, Simon 77 75 152 152,75,35,22,11,4
32 Coyle, Daniel 76 76 152 152,76,38,25,13,4
33 Harper, Tristan Lee 74 78 152 152,78,39,26,14,6
34 Justice, Mark 76 77 153 153,77,38,24,11,3
35 Farrell, Evan 74 79 153 153,79,39,25,13,5
36 O’Dwyer, Luke 78 76 154 154,76,38,21,10,3
37 Hession, Shane 77 77 154 154,77,38,24,12,4
38 Rogers, Peter 77 77 154 154,77,39,24,13,4
39 Gammell, Samuel 75 79 154 154,79,40,25,12,4
40 Wade, Gareth 78 77 155 155,77,38,24,11,4
41 Green, Michael 77 78 155 155,78,40,25,13,5
42 O’Connor, Ruairi 75 80 155 155,80,39,23,11,4
43 Harbourne, Dylan 74 81 155 155,81,40,24,12,4
44 Mackell, Neal 82 74 156 156,74,34,21,10,5
45 Quigley, Aidan 80 76 156 156,76,37,23,11,4
46 Dooley, Aidan 80 76 156 156,76,39,23,13,4
47 Murdock, Conall 79 77 156 156,77,39,25,14,4
48 Abom, Thomas 78 78 156 156,78,39,24,12,4
49 Mina Ronayne, Mikey 81 76 157 157,76,38,23,12,5
50 Murphy, Conor 72 85 157 157,85,42,28,15,6
51 Alderdice, Zak 82 76 158 158,76,38,25,13,5
52 McKenna, Daniel 78 80 158 158,80,39,24,13,4
53 McCaughey, Connor 78 80 158 158,80,40,26,13,4
54 Pilkington, David 77 81 158 158,81,38,25,12,4
55 Caffrey, Ben 77 81 158 158,81,40,26,13,4
56 Kelly, Jamie 75 83 158 158,83,41,24,13,5
57 Tynan, David 81 78 159 159,78,39,23,11,5
58 Roche, Colin 82 78 160 160,78,38,21,11,4
59 Mackin, Josh 78 83 161 161,83,44,27,13,4
60 McCann, Austin 82 81 163 163,81,40,24,12,4
61 Mullins Shortt, Conall 89 76 165 165,76,36,22,9,3
62 Kennelly, Ruairi 83 83 166 166,83,42,28,13,4
63 Copeland, Gerard 86 87 173 173,87,46,30,17,6
IC Reidy, Sean 77 IC IC

McDonnell leads Scratch Cup by two after round one

Jack McDonnell from Forest Little leads the Dundalk Scratch Cup after the first round of the 36-hole tournament sponsored by One Finance.

McDonnell shot a five-under-par 67 and leads by two from Co Louth’s Ciaran’s Tracey and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty who both had the misfortune to double-bogey the par three 17th. 

The Connacht inter-provincial player, who is part of the Ireland team for next week’s Home Internationals in England, started on the 10th and covered his first nine holes in five-under par with a superb 31. 

Dundalk Senior Scratch Cup Round 1.
Position Player Handicap Strokes Score
1 Mc Donnell, Jack +3.4 / +4 +4 67 67,31,19,10,3
2 Tracey, Ciaran +1.0 / +1 +1 69 69,36,23,13,4
3 Rafferty, Caolan +3.4 / +4 +4 69 69,37,24,12,4
4 Grant, Aaron +3.1 / +4 +4 70 70,35,22,11,4
5 Marshall, David Jnr +1.9 / +2 +2 70 70,36,23,12,3
6 Moran, Robert +4.8 / +6 +6 71 71,33,21,10,3
7 COULTER, STEPHEN +1.3 / +2 +2 71 71,34,22,12,4
8 SHIEL, DAVID +3.0 / +3 +3 71 71,35,22,12,4
9 Murphy, Eoin +2.0 / +2 +2 71 71,36,21,11,5
10 Callaghan, Graham +3.1 / +4 +4 72 72,33,21,11,5
11 Dunne, Gerard +3.6 / +4 +4 72 72,37,23,11,4
12 Murphy, Conor 2.2 / 3 3 72 72,37,23,12,4
13 Ward, Simon +4.4 / +5 +5 72 72,38,23,11,4
14 CAMPBELL, COLM JNR +4.2 / +5 +5 73 73,36,22,10,4
15 Boucher, Marc +4.8 / +6 +6 73 73,37,22,12,4
16 Connell, Charlie +0.9 / +1 +1 73 73,37,23,13,4
17 ABOM, LIAM +0.3 / 0 0 74 74,35,20,11,4
18 Harbourne, Dylan +0.8 / +1 +1 74 74,37,22,12,6
19 Smith, Adam +1.3 / +2 +2 74 74,37,24,13,4
20 Harper, Tristan Lee 0.3 / 0 0 74 74,38,23,12,3
21 Whelan, Jake +4.4 / +5 +5 74 74,38,24,12,4
22 Farrell, Evan +2.4 / +3 +3 74 74,38,24,12,5
23 O’CONNOR, RUAIRI +1.6 / +2 +2 75 75,34,19,10,3
24 Kelly, Jamie +2.3 / +3 +3 75 75,36,22,11,4
25 Rogers, Dean 0.1 / 0 0 75 75,36,24,11,4
26 Gammell, Samuel 1.5 / 2 2 75 75,38,22,13,3
27 O’Callaghan, Niall +0.4 / 0 0 76 76,35,21,10,4
28 St. John, Brandon 0.1 / 0 0 76 76,35,21,10,4
29 Giles, Matthew +3.3 / +4 +4 76 76,37,22,11,4
30 Laverty, Joseph 1.9 / 2 2 76 76,38,22,12,4
31 Coyle, Daniel +0.4 / 0 0 76 76,38,23,12,4
32 Murphy, Jason +2.1 / +2 +2 76 76,39,22,12,5
33 Justice, Mark 1.1 / 1 1 76 76,39,25,13,3
34 Collins, Annraoi +2.5 / +3 +3 76 76,39,25,13,5
35 McDONNELL, CHARLIE +0.7 / +1 +1 76 76,41,26,13,4
36 McConnell, Simon +0.5 / +1 +1 77 77,36,22,12,4
37 Winters, David +1.6 / +2 +2 77 77,37,23,11,4
38 Johnston, Ciaran +0.1 / 0 0 77 77,37,23,13,5
39 Rogers, Peter 0.1 / 0 0 77 77,38,23,12,4
40 Pilkington, David 0.7 / 1 1 77 77,38,24,12,4
41 Hession, Shane +0.1 / 0 0 77 77,38,24,12,4
42 Reidy, Sean +0.1 / 0 0 77 77,39,24,12,4
43 Green, Michael +1.3 / +2 +2 77 77,39,24,12,4
44 Ryan, Aaron +2.4 / +3 +3 77 77,39,24,12,4
45 Caffrey, Ben +0.3 / 0 0 77 77,41,24,12,3
46 Abom, Thomas +2.8 / +3 +3 78 78,36,22,11,4
47 McKenna, Daniel 1.3 / 2 2 78 78,37,24,12,4
48 Mackin, Josh +3.0 / +3 +3 78 78,38,23,11,4
49 Wade, Gareth +0.9 / +1 +1 78 78,38,23,12,4
50 McCaughey, Connor 2.0 / 2 2 78 78,38,24,14,4
51 O’Dwyer, Luke +1.2 / +1 +1 78 78,40,24,12,4
52 DOYLE, ANDREW +0.8 / +1 +1 79 79,38,24,12,4
53 Murdock, Conall 1.6 / 2 2 79 79,39,24,10,3
54 Dooley, Aidan +3.0 / +3 +3 80 80,39,23,12,4
55 Quigley, Aidan 1.1 / 1 1 80 80,39,25,13,6
56 McGavisk, Liam 0.9 / 1 1 81 81,39,24,12,4
57 Tynan, David +0.1 / 0 0 81 81,39,26,12,4
58 Mina Ronayne, Mikey 0.6 / 1 1 81 81,41,27,12,4
59 Alderdice, Zak 1.2 / 1 1 82 82,39,24,14,5
60 Roche, Colin 0.2 / 0 0 82 82,40,24,13,4
61 Mackell, Neal 1.8 / 2 2 82 82,41,26,13,4
62 McCann, Austin 0.9 / 1 1 82 82,41,26,14,5
63 Chaney, Francis 1.3 / 2 2 83 83,40,24,13,5
64 Gorham, Mark 1.2 / 1 1 83 83,42,25,13,4
65 Kennelly, Ruairi +1.8 / +2 +2 83 83,42,27,13,5
66 Cullen, Gary +3.0 / +3 +3 84 84,46,27,13,4
67 Cullen, Christopher 3.1 / 4 4 85 85,43,26,13,4
68 Copeland, Gerard 0.7 / 1 1 86 86,42,27,12,5
69 Mullins Shortt, Conall 3.2 / 4 4 89 89,46,27,14,4
70 Clarke, Christopher 5.0 / 6 6 91 91,46,28,13,4

Draw made for 2021 Dundalk Scratch Cup

THE draw has been made for the 2021 Dundalk Scratch Cup, sponsored by One Finance. The 36-tournament will take place on Sunday with shotgun starts to both rounds at 9am and 2pm respectively.

Defending champion Jake Whelan is seeking to become only the fourth player in 59 years to retain what is one of the most prestigious scratch cups events in Ireland. 

But he will face stiff opposition to his hopes of back to back victories with four members of the Ireland team for next week’s Home Internationals in England among the 72 strong field teeing it up on Sunday in Dundalk.

Alongside three-time winner and local hero Caolan Rafferty will be Jack McDonnell (Forest Little), Marc Boucher (Carton House) and Robert Moran (Castle).

The field also includes former winners like Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint), Aaron Grant (Dundalk), Gary Cullen (Portmarnock Links) and Daniel Coyle (Portmarnock).

Dundalk Scratch Cup 2021 Draw sheet

Shotgun Start. Round 1 (9am), Round 2 (2pm)

Hole 1: Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk), Mark Boucher (Carton House), Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint).

Hole 2:  Aaron Grant (Dundalk), Thomas Plunkett (Crober), Aidan Dooley (Carton House).

Hole 3: Ciaran Johnston (Dundalk), Niall O’Callaghan (Greenore), Brandon St John (Portmarnock).

Hole 4: Peter Rogers (Dundalk), Shane Hession (Dundalk), Ciaran Tracey (Co Louth).

Hole 5A: Neal Mackell (Dundalk), Conor Murphy (Dundalk), Samuel Gammel (Naas).

Hole 5B: Liam McGavisk (Rush), Austin McCann (Co Louth), Conall Murdock (Dundalk).

Hole 6: Daniel McKenna (Laytown & Bettystown), Conor McCaughey (Dundalk), Darren Myles (Dundalk).

Hole 7A: Chris Cullen (Portmarnock Links), Aidan Quigley (Woodbrook), Ethan Garvey (Elm Park).

Hole 7B: Colin Roche (Dundalk), Mark Gorham (Dundalk), Mark Justice (Ardee).

Hole 8A: Jason Murphy (Dundalk), David Marshall (Naas), Jamie Kelly (Ardee).

Hole 8B: Ruairi Kennelly (Castleknock), Michael Greene (Greenore), Simon McConnell (Ballyclare).

Hole 9: Cian Dullaghan (Greenore), Annraoi Collins (Laytown & Bettystown), Mathew Giles (Greenore).

Hole 10: Jake Whelan (Grange), Simon Ward (Belvoir Park), Jack McDonnell (Forrest Little).

Hole 11A: David Shiel (Powerscourt), Aaron Ryan (Thurles), Thomas Abom (Edmonstown).

Hole 11B: Liam Abom (Edmonstown), Dillon Harbourne (Newlands), Tristan Harper (Ardee).

Hole 12: Gerard Copeland (Galgorm), Joseph Laverty (Dundalk), Mikey Ronayn (Mullingar).

Hole 13A: Sean Reidy (Dundalk), Luke Harris (Hermitage), Dean Rogers (Forrest Little).

Hole 13B: Zak Alderdice (Dundalk), David Pilkington (Cloverhill), Andrew Doyle (Woodbrook).

Hole 14: Daniel Coyle (Portmarnock), Ben Caffrey (Ardee), David Tynan (Mullingar).

Hole 15: Alexander Purdy (Galgorm), Charlie McDonnell (Concra Wood), Gary Wade (Seapoint).

Hole 16: Charlie Connell (Newlands), Luke O’Dwyer (Forrest Little), Danny Sweeney (Luttrellstown).

Hole 17A: Evan Farrell (Ardee), Graham Callaghan (Co Louth), Gary Cullen (Portmarnock).

Hole 17B: David Winters (Seapoint), Ruairi O’Connor (Sligo), Adam Smith (Mullingar).

Hole 18: Eoin Murphy (Dundalk), Robert Moran (Castle), Gerard Dunne (Co. Louth).

PGA to honour McCumiskey’s contribution with Pro-Am in Dundalk on October 4

 

Michael McCumiskey’s 35 years at the helm of the PGA’s Irish Region will be celebrated at Dundalk Golf Club on Monday, October 4.

The highlight of the day-long event will be a Pro-Am featuring many of the country’s top club professionals in what will be an Order of Merit tournament.

At Michael’s request, the event will be a fund raiser for the PGA’s Benevolent Fund which looks after PGA members who need support and team entries are now being accepted at admin@dundalkgolfclub.ie. Entries cost €400 per team which will include pre-round refreshments and a post-round meal as well as a special golfer’s goodie bag to mark the occasion.

“I am deeply honoured that the PGA wanted to do something to mark my retirement and I felt that a Pro-Am which would benefit the Benevolent Fund would be the right thing to do. The PGA’s Irish headquarters are at Dundalk Golf Club so it was the ideal venue for the event and I am looking forward to meeting some of the many friends I have made over the past 35 years,” said McCumiskey.

The Chairperson of Dundalk Golf Club, Richard Blackmore, said they delighted to be involved with the event. “The PGA Irish Region have been based at Dundalk Golf Club for many years and the club is proud of its unique association with professional golf in Ireland. We are delighted to be hosting this special event and look forward to welcoming professionals and amateurs from all over Ireland on October 4 to play our Championship Course.”

Michael McCumiskey succeeded Brian Campbell as Manager of the PGA’s Irish Region on March 1, 1986 and handed over the reins to his successor Conor Dillon on this year, bringing to an end his 35-year long association with the organisation which has over 600 members in Ireland.

“The members of the PGA Irish Region hold Michael in great esteem for the work he has done over the past 35 years and this will be their opportunity to pay tribute to him for the work he has done on behalf of professional golfers and professional golf in Ireland,” said Conor Dillon.

“It is a mark of the man that when he was asked by the PGA how he would like them to mark his contribution that he chose a Pro-Am which would raise funds for the PGA’s Benevolent Fund. That sums up Michael’s time with the PGA. He was always looking out for its members.”

Further details on the Michael McCumiskey Testimonial Pro-Am in aid of the PGA Benevolent Fund are available from admin@dundalkgolfclub.ie 

Jimmy Bruen run ended by Strabane in All-Ireland quarter-finals

Dundalk’s run in the Jimmy Bruen Shield came to an end on Tuesday when the team was beaten 3.5 to 1.5 by Strabane in the All-Ireland quarter-final at Shandon Park Golf Club in Belfast.

But they went down fighting right to the end and nearly snatched victory after staging a memorable comeback over the final few holes. 

With the first two matches out on the course play was suspended for over an hour as fog enveloped the Belfast course which certainly didnt help the nerves.

All five matches were tight over the opening seven holes but as they turned for home Strabane moved into a commanding posting and at one stage were leading in the first four matches with Emmet McCabe Savage and Feral Harte in the final match the only Dundalk pairing in front.

However, over the last few holes the Dundalk pairings responded brilliantly. In the top match Mark Cumiskey and Gerry Carroll fought back to win their match on the 17th and put the first point on the board for Dundalk.

Having being three down after 11 holes, Denis Cunningham and Ciaran Johnston fought back and forced their match to sudden death but they lost to Eoin ONeill and Gary OConnell on the first tie hole.

Teenagers Chris Clarke and Eoin Purton never got their noses in front against Damian Roarty and Damian McGranaghan and eventually lost 2 and 1.

Ben Cahill and Conall Mullins Shortt had been three down with seven holes to play but they fought back to bring the match down the 18th and eventually lost by one hole. 

That secured the three points Strabane needed for victory and the final match was called in with Harte and McCabe Savage leading by one hole and looking in command. 

That left Strabane the winners by 3.5 to 1.5 and they now face Co Cavan in the semi-final after the Ulster South champions beat Beech Park 4-1.

For Dundalk it’s the end of road but they didn’t go home empty handed as Captain Trevor Giff was presented with the Leinster North pennant which the team won a few weeks ago.

 

Jimmy Bruen team head to Belfast in search of national pennant

DUNDALK Golf Club head to Belfast this week in search of what would be the club’s second national title in its 116 year history.

The club’s sole green pennant was claimed in 2004 when they won the Jimmy Bruen Shield and it is this competition that will be in their sights at Shandon Park Golf Club.

“The victory in 2004 is still fondly remembered around the Club and it would be great to bring back a second national pennant from Belfast this week,” said Club Captain Trevor Giff.  

The Jimmy Bruen Shield is a foursomes competition for golfers with a handicap of no less than 3.5 and no more than 10.5 as the maximum handicap for any pairing is 14.0. It is played off scratch between five two player pairings.  

The formation of Golf Ireland has led to changes in the structure of inter-club golf in Ireland with Leinster being broken up into three regions, Munster and Ulster being divided into two and Connacht remaining as one region. The All-Ireland series now comprises of eight teams instead of the four provincial winners as in previous years.

This has given clubs in the bigger provinces a better chance of qualifying for the All-Ireland series and Dundalk’s Jimmy Bruen Shield certainly took full advantage of this opportunity.

After getting a bye in the opening round of the Leinster North region, Dundalk beat Royal Tara 3-2, Headfort 3-2, Co Meath 3.5 to 1.5, and Donabate 3-2 before seeing off Castleknock 3-2 in the Leinster North final to claim the regional pennant.

That has earned them a quarter-final meeting with Ulster North champions Strabane on Tuesday morning at 8am. The Tyrone club have certainly clocked up the miles in their journey to the All-Ireland series with wins over Faughan Valley, City of Belfast, Rosapenna, Balmorral, Cloughaneely and Fortwilliam on their way to the regional title.

Should Dundalk win they will face the winners of the quarter-final between Co Cavan and Beech Park in the semi-finals. The other half of the draw sees defending champions, Berehaven from Cork, face Gowran Park while Carrick on Shannon meet Tramore.

Dundalk managers Terry Sloane and Fergal Harte left no stone unturned in their efforts to guide the team to regional title and they have also been meticulous in their preparations for the All-Ireland series.

They are working off a squad of 30 players and have not been afraid to chop and change in the previous rounds with a clear emphasis on selecting players in form. The squad is a mixture of youth and experience with Alan McCabe the only survivor from the 10 players who took part in the 2004 All-Ireland Final.

“The players and the managers have put in tremendous work all year to get this far and are determined to give it everything they have got over the next few days. Chances to win national titles don’t come around often so they’ll be mindful of that as they head to Belfast,” said Club Captain Trevor Giff.

Tuesday, September 7 – AIG Men’s Jimmy Bruen Shield Quarter-Finals:
0800 Strabane v Dundalk; 0845 Co. Cavan v Beech Park; 0930 Carrick on Shannon v Tramore; 1015 Gowran Park v Berehaven.

Dundalk Golf Club Jimmy Bruen Shield Panel: Aidan Thornton, Alan McCabe, Ben Cahill, Billy Cairns, Bobby McCarthy, Chris Clarke, Ciaran Johnson, Conal Mullins Shortt, Conor Dunn, Damien Garland, Darren Murphy, Dennis Cunningham, Donal Sheridan, Emmet Savage McCabe, Eoin Purton, Fergal Harte, Gerard Carroll, Jack Arthur, John Paul Casey, Lee Egan, Mark Cumiskey, Michael Staunton, Niall Martin, Páidí Ó Gallachóir, Pat Purton, Ricky Newell, Robbie O’Hanlon, Ronan Farrelly, Ruairí Gogarty, Shane Byrne, Ultan Gaughran.  Managers: Terry Sloane and Fergal Harte.

 

 

Charities receive cheques from Ladies fund-raisers

Peter Nordon of SOSAD receives a cheque from Lady Captain Pauline Campbell which were the proceeds of the Lady Captain’s Charity Day in July.

LADY Captain Pauline Campbell recently presented the proceeds of the two major ladies charity events of the year to the recipients.

Maura O’ Callaghan, Director of the North Louth Branch of Hospice Homecare, was presented with a cheque for €5,045. 

A four lady team event in aid of the charity was played on Saturday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 8, with a men’s nine hole competition also taking place.  It is one of the most popular events of the golfing season.

Established almost 30 years ago, North Louth Hospice continues to do trojan work in supporting those diagnosed with cancer and their families. Maura was very appreciative of the ongoing support of Dundalk Golf Club. The competition was kindly sponsored by Paula Bishoff and Catherine Mc Elligott of The Hair Shop.

Lady Captain Pauline’s Charity event was played on Saturday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 20, in aid of SOSAD.  A men’s nine hole competition also took place.

Peter Nordon, representing SOSAD, was presented with the proceeds of the event, a cheque for €6,075.  Mr. Nordon gratefully acknowledged the contribution the funds would make in supporting SOSAD, who work tirelessly to raise awareness and help prevent suicide in Ireland. The competition was kindly sponsored by Dundalk Lighting.

Thank you to the ladies and gents of Dundalk Golf Club who contributed so generously to these charities and to the invaluable support of the sponsors.

Maura O’Callaghan of North Louth Hospice, receives a cheque from Lady Captain Pauline Campbell, which were the proceeds of a charity day held in June.