Hole-in-one fundraiser for com­mu­nity projects

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Golfers have a chance to pocket to €500 in a bank hol­i­day round to help aid a com­mu­nity group.

An anony­mous donor has of­fered the cash to any­one who grabs a hole-in-one at the 11th on Fer­moy Golf Club this com­ing Fri­day.

And if you land the ball on the green, there’s a sleeve of golf balls.

The of­fers are part of a fundraiser to as­sist Castle­lyons Com­mu­nity Projects in their works at Fr Fer­ris Park.

Teams can still book a tee time and with gen­er­ous spon­sors in sup­port, the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee is hop­ing golfers will get the May hol­i­day week­end off to a great start by sup­port­ing the com­mu­nity group.

Any­one wish­ing to en­ter a team-of-three for €90 can con­tact Kil­lian at 087-9770458 for a tee-time.

All funds raised will go towards Castle­lyons Com­mu­nity Coun­cil projects, mainly in Fr Fer­ris Park.

The park pro­vides a chil­dren’s play­ground and the pitch is used by Castle­lyons Ju­ve­nile GAA; Castle­lyons Camogie Club; Castle­bridge Celtic FC; St Nick’s Ath­letic Club; Castle­lyons Se­nior GAA; walk­ers who find its safety very ap­peal­ing, and dog walk­ers. Par­ents also make great use of the chil­dren’s play­ground when col­lect­ing chil­dren from the na­tional school, and many just come to re­lax.

Cur­rently, there are plans to up­date the much-used amenity and also plans to add new fa­cil­i­ties, the most press­ing need, how­ever, is to sur­face the up­per tier of the car park and resur­face the all­weather walkway.

The coun­cil said some debt has yet to be paid off but it has ne­go­ti­ated very sat­is­fac­tory terms with the bank. The group has thanked its hard­work­ing com­mit­tee and gen­er­ous spon­sors, es­pe­cially Brian O’Sul­li­van CEO of Zeus Pack­ag­ing and a Castle­lyons na­tive who kindly spon­sored the prizes.

The 11th hole at Fer­moy Golf Club will be the scene of com­pe­ti­tion on Fri­day with a €500 prize for whomever nabs a hole-in-one there.

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