Great golfers chip in €1,500 for Pi­eta House

New Ross Standard - - NEWS -

PI­ETA HOUSE is €1,500 to the good fol­low­ing a fundrais­ing golf clas­sic held near Fethard re­cently.

More than 70 play­ers took part in the third an­nual Pierce O’Ma­honey Golf Clas­sic at the Abbey Par 3 Golf Course on Sun­day, August 13.

Pierce was well-known through­out the New Ross district and was a found­ing mem­ber of both New Ross Rugby Club and the Tem­plar’s Inn Golf So­ci­ety. Fol­low­ing Pierce’s death in 2014, the mem­bers of both the Abbey Ladies and Men’s Golf So­ci­eties wanted to run an event in his mem­ory on the Sun­day clos­est to his birth­day (August 13) in or­der to raise money for lo­cal causes.

With glo­ri­ous sun­shine and an im­mac­u­late course, (thanks to the ef­forts of green-keeper Ned Browne), this year’s clas­sic was in­deed a clas­sic, with some big scores recorded.

Play­ing off 14, Dick Keat­ing took the top spot with a very im­pres­sive 43 points. Sec­ond place went to Danny Hayes (7) on 40 points and third to Adrian Bur­ford (12) with 39 points, fol­lowed by Gerry Nolan with 39 points, John Paul Traynor with 38 points, Liz Kelly with 38 points, Grace O’Ma­honey with 38 points and Mark O’Ma­honey with 38 points. Liam Stafford and Ann Banville won the prizes for near­est the pins. The or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee has sent its thanks to ev­ery­one who took part in the event and all those who spon­sored prizes and made do­na­tions. They have also sent a spe­cial thank you to Frank and Siobhan Browne for the use of the golf course.

Es­ther Finn, Ann Banville, Brid­get Doyle and Paula Dono­hoe at the event.

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