Play in Pink Castleisland Cheque for €4,800 Presented in Galway

Castleisland Members’ Golf Club Captain, Maryann Downes (left) presenting the Play in Pink / Breast Cancer Research cheque to Professor Michael Kerin at Galway University Hospital on Friday. Maryann’s sister,Johanna Downes is a member of the Galway based fundraising committee.

On Friday, at the University Hospital in Galway, Castleisland Members’ Golf Club Captain, Maryann Downes presented a cheque for €4,800 to Michael Kerin, Professor of Surgery at NUI Galway and Galway University Hospitals.

The presentation was made in the presence of her sister, Johanna Downes – a member of the fundraising committee at the Galway centres.

Well Pleased with Efforts

Current club captains, Maryann from Brosna and Denis O’Sullivan from Scartaglin organised the Play in Pink Golf Classic and the results of their efforts left them well pleased.

“Just Amazing,” was Maryann’s reaction to the turnout for the recent event which was played over two days.

Breast Cancer Research

The event, played on the Saturday and Sunday of August 25th and 26th., was organised and held in aid of Breast Cancer Research.

Close on 40 teams of four competed over the two days of play at the Tulligubeen based Castleisland Members’ Golf Club.

Two very different days awaited those teeing off. Saturday was as ideal a day as you could wish for while Sunday was quite the opposite.

Keenly Competitive

The event attracted players from this and neighbouring counties and sponsors provided a fine collection of prizes to add a keenly competitive edge to the occasion.

“We organised 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 – who is a survivor of breast cancer and an avid fundraiser for the ongoing research into the disease.

All Combinations

“We appealed to all the clubs to enter a teams in the event. We left it open to all combinations and, as it happened, it was a mixed team which won the top prize.

“We’re delighted with the support we got locally and from the clubs we invited and approached for sponsorship.

“I’d love to make it an annual outing here in the club but that will be up to the 2019 captains. Both Denis and myself would like to thank all who contributed to the event in any way,” said Maryann in conclusion.

Play in Pink – Results as follows:

1st: Margaret Moloney, Kadie Colbert, John Haugh, Mike Brosnahan on 103 points.

2nd: Marian Kerrisk, Bridie Collins, Esther Ward, Mary Cross on 96 points.

3rd: Cianan Ferris, Declan Condon, Mark Condon, Jerry Houlihan on 96 points.

4th: Stephen Crookes, Francis Fitzgerald, Willie O Leary, Eamonn Feeley on 96 points.

5th: Ken West, John Stack, Tim Hartnett, Mike Reilly 96 points.

Ladies nearest the pin 11th hole, Moira Quinlan. Ladies nearest the pin 18th hole, Lisa Kerfort.

Ladies longest drive, Kadie Colbert. Men’s nearest the pin 11th hole, James McAuliffe.

Men’s nearest the pin 18th hole, Eamon Scannell. Men’s longest drive, Seamus W O’Neill.

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