Playing in Pink for Breast Cancer Research at Castleisland GC

Castleisland Members’ Golf Club captains, Maryann Downes and Denis O’Sullivan at the announcement of details of the club’s Play in Pink Charity Classic for Breast Cancer Research due at the Castleisland course on August 25th and 26th. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Castleisland Members’ Golf Club Committee behind the club’s Play in Pink Charity Classic for Breast Cancer Research due at the Castleisland course on August 25th and 26th. Included are front: Marie Gleeson, Marie O’Connor, Catherine Walsh, Declan Murphy, Kim Mullins, Bertha O’Sullivan and Brendan Mullins. Back row: Marian O’Connor, Moira Quinlan, Mary O’Sullivan, Denis O’Sullivan, club captain; Maryann Downes, club captain; Niall Gilroy, Brendan Keehan and Willie O’Leary. ©Photograph: John Reidy

There was nobody more qualified than Castleisland Members’ Golf Club Lady Captain, Maryann Downes when it came organising a charity outing for Breast Cancer Research.

The Brosna native’s qualifications came layered and wrapped in experience. Ms. Downes was there. Ms Downes survived.

Play in Pink

It’s the backdrop of that interruption to the normal pattern of life that urged her to join forces with men’s captain, Denis O’Sullivan and organise the Play in Pink Charity Golf Classic.

The event will take place at Castleisland Members’ Golf Club over Saturday and Sunday August 25th and 26th.

A meeting of club members during the week saw the launch of the charity outing.  A table full of prizes, already in, spoke volumes of the determination with which the two-day event is being approached.

Help Fund Research

“We’re organising the Play in Pink Golf Classic as our contribution to help fund ongoing cancer research so that people will have a better chance of life after a diagnosis,” said Maryann.

“We’re putting out an appeal now to all clubs in this and surrounding counties to enter a team on the occasion. Teams of four and of any combination will be welcomed. What we’d really like is for members to invite friends and guests to help make up teams.

All About The Charity

“This is all about the charity and raising the funds to help progress research and all the proceeds of the weekend will go to the research fund. We’ll all have a great couple of days of golf and the prizes are excellent and almost all with the golfer in mind.

About the Event

Joint Captains’ Charity Days. August 25th. and 26th. Teams of four at €100 per team. Format: two scores to count on each hole and all scores on 18th.

The Prizes

Prizes: Two fourballs and two night’s accommodation in New Forest Estate, Tyrellspass, Co. Westmeath.

Second prize: Two fourballs and two night’s accommodation in New Forest Estate, Tyrellspass, Co. Westmeath.

Third prize: Fourball on the Cashen Course in Ballybunion.

Fourth prize: Fourball at Charleville Golf Club. Fifth prize: Fourball at Youghall Golf Club.

Raffle on the day for a in Adare Manor Hotel and Golf resort.

Signed Kerry Football

And there’s an autographed Kerry football signed by all the current team members and manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice – a collector’s item now. This will be raffled among those who play on both days.

Registration on Saturday is from 8am to 3pm and on Sunday from 7am to 3pm. Members can book online through the club’s Facebook page.

Visiting players are asked to contact the club for booking details.

For more details, please contact: Maryann Downes on 087 24 58 496 or Castleisland Members’ Golf Club on 066 71 41709.

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