Great golfers chip in €1,500 for Pieta House
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.