As though in response to a special heavenly request everything came together, including the fine weather, for the Longford Association's 2016 charity golf day in Clontarf at the end of August. Fifteen teams of four - up somewhat on last year - took part and as was observed during the presentation of prizes, it was small enough not to be unwieldy and sizeable enough not to be unviable. As the happy golfers returned to the nineteenth hole, their demeanours told us that the day had gone more than satisfactorily for most, especially the prize winners!
Association chairperson, Tony Gilleran, presiding over the presentation of prizes, fulsomely thanked all the players and sponsors and emphasised the fact that the association always ensures insofar as possible that the proceeds, in going to a local Longford charity, are allocated within the county. And it was also noted that the non-golfing members of the association committee support the chosen charity with prizes or cash donations.
1st on 103 points (first timers): John Dalton, Dermot Gannon, Ciaran Brady and Brian Mc Evoy; 2nd on 100 points: D. Hayes, A. Cullen, B. Walsh and A. Smith; 3rd on 97 points: Dara O'Brien, Cian O'Brien, J.P. White and Tom Gallery; 4th on 94 points: Des Kelly, Fred Kelly, Jack Higgins and Louis Gillick. 5th on 90 points: Ronnie Molloy, Dessie Kiernan, Gary Cooper and John Crowe; 6th on 89 points: Danny Donohoe, Noel Mc Kenna, Tom Corcoran and Bill Farrell.
Nearest the pin: Kevin O'Brien. Longest drive: Mark Connolly.
We thank all our loyal golfing friends and sponsors, who, by their generosity, have contributed to the association's charity drive: Tom Gilligan, Jack and Sheila Duignan, Jim and Peggy Mc Govern, Lorraine Rabbitt, Hudson Advisors Ireland Ltd, Clontarf Golf Club, Des Kelly carpets, D Kiernan snr, Gerry Quinn, Tony Gilleran, Padraig Connolly, Danny Donohoe, Liam Caldwell, Tony O'Shea and N. Connolly.
Longford Charity Named
At the Association's post-golf meeting, held in September in Cassidy's hotel, it was decided that the proceeds from this year's golf day will go to the Longford branch of the MS society. We are delighted to be in a position make a presentation to this worthy organisation in good time for Christmas.