CHARITY GOLF: A charity golf event held by the Killarney Lions Club was a huge success. Pictured l-r were past presidents of the Lions Club over the past 35 years: Anthony Walsh, Ronan Doyle (Lions Club President), Martin O’Brien, Dave O’Neill, Con Stack, Liam Chute, Denis Murphy, Denis Cronin, Liam Kelly, John Buckley.


By Michelle Crean


Last week’s charity golf outing raised a fantastic €12k all in a day with proceeds going to local charities.

The event, organised by the Killarney Lions Club, will see the funds go to worthy causes such as Kerry Stars Special Olympics and Kerry Hospice.

“This is the 35thrunning of the charity event and to-date has raised in the region of €350,000 for local charities,” President of the Killarney Lions Club, Ronan Doyle, told the Killarney Advertiser.

He said that the event was a fantastic success with 40 teams playing on the day.

“We would like to thank all those that made last week’s charity golf day a fantastic success.

We raised €12,000 on the day.The weather held up nicely and all were looked after on the course by Lions Club member Jason Higgins, with the food sponsored by The Dromhall Hotel and Tim Jones Butchers. Thanks to all those that volunteered their time on the day, from chefs, family, friends, to local hotel staff.”



Prize winners:

1stPrize: Aghadoe Heights Hotel (108 points) sponsored by National Tile Killarney

2ndPrize: Mc Sweeney Arms Hotel (105 points) sponsored by Walsh Brothers

3rdPrize: Paudie Sheehan (104 points) sponsored by Synergy Golf

4thPrize: The Killarney Vintners (102 points) sponsored by Cahernane House Hotel

Longest Drive: Kay O’Connor, Dermot Walsh, sponsored by Muckross House Garden Restaurant

Nearest the Pin: Mossie Cremin sponsored by Kerry GAA Store.