He has done it again - the Captain Niall Robinson managed to turn on the sunshine for another of his major events - today's Captains Charity Day.
Those on a tightly packed timesheet experienced Tulfarris in beautiful golfing conditions and had a most enjoyable day while also contributing handsomely to two worthwhile charities.
At the presentation of prizes this evening in the Hotel Bar the Captain explained how the two charities selected had touched the hearts of their families and outlined the great work they do. The Bone Marrow for Leukemia Trust and the Irish Cancer Society were chosen and Ger Lynch, on behalf of the ICS spoke to thank everyone involved and to explain just how important fundraising events such as these were for these organisations.
Niall thanked all those who had entered teams, sponsored tee boxes, bought raffle tickets and provided other sponsorship to the day. He also thanked Tulfarris Resort for making the course available and also thanked all the Resort Staff who contributed to a successful day for members and visitors alike. While there are some monies still to come in it is clear at this early reckoning that well over €5,000 was raised for these worthy causes. Well done to Niall and everyone involved.
The prizewinners from this 2 scores to count stableford competition were:
Hole in One (on the 11th 168 yards with a nine iron): Michael Murray (friend of Captain)
Nearest the Pin(on the 6th): Charlie Magee
Longest Drive: Liam O'Loughlin
3rd (86 pts): Declan Foley, Oisin Foley, Gary O'Dea, David Reinish
2nd:(90 pts): Kieron Ryan, Mags Ryan, Derek Yeates, Brendan Bartley
1st:(92 pts): Sheamus Dore, Charlie Magee, Alan Britton, Feargal Britton
Also at the presentation Vice Captain Noel A Kelly took the opportunity to present some outstanding prizes to Junior Members from their competitions in recent months.
Among the names I heard mentioned collecting prizes were Sean Lambe (youngest member in the club), Brian and Ronan Bonfield, Conor Kelly, Jack Cullen, Rebecca Edwards, Shane Kelly and Jonathan Devoy. Well done to all of them and to Noel A for his great work with the Junior section.