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Monday 26 August 2019

Entries invited for Concern Golf Classic

THE FAMILY of the late Patrick O'Connor, Spawell Road, have organised a special golf benefit in his memory every year since he died in 1994. The annual golf tournament is now in its penultimate year as it has been decided to stop the tradition when it reaches the twentieth anniversary of his death.

The occasion represents an opportunity for Patrick's old school and college friends, to come together and remember him whilst also raising money for Concern. Most of his friends are now accompanied at the tee box by their own children.

Patrick died from malaria whilst working for the charity in Mozambique.

The idea for the golf benefit was originally mooted by Patrick's brother and sister, James O'Connor and Catherine O'Connor.

'I'm looking forward to the day and it is great meeting up with old friends and former schoolmates of Patrick,' said James O'Connor.

In recent years, Concern have taken over the organising event which is a significant fundraiser for the organisation.

The event takes place every year on the Friday of the August Bank Holiday weekend and this year is no different as golfers prepare to tee off on Friday, 3 August, at St. Helen's Bay Golf Course.

St. Helen's has kindly reserved the day for the Concern golfers in order to help with the project.

Anyone interested in taking part in the four ball should contact Liam Barnard from Concern.

A team of four costs €300 and each player will receive refreshments and an evening meal as part of the green fee.

Children are welcome to play at a cost of €25.

Anyone who is not in a position to play on a team, can sponsor a tee or green for €100.

For further details email liam.barnard@concern.net or telephone 01-479 1320/087-2555177.

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