CHEQUE: Shane Dennehy with Siobhain Coakley from The Corner Bar in Barraduff presented a cheque for €1,800 to Con O’Connor from Pieta House Kerry.

The proceeds from the 9th annual Denis Michael Dennehy Memorial Pool Tournament, played over a period of two months on run up to Christmas last year, has raised a total of €1,800 for charity.

A cheque was presented by Shane Dennehy to Con O’Connor, Pieta House Kerry last week.

This hugely popular annual tournament, in memory of Denis Michael from Artigallivan, attracted a huge entry of one hundred people from both Kerry and Cork and even further afield.

“For the first time ever, we even had the ‘Leinster Championship!’ relatives of Dens that were unable to make the games in Barradubh,” Shane Dennehy, organiser of the tournament, said.

“People just want to support the tournament in any way they can, and always travel many miles to Barradubh to do so. The tournament is always played in great spirits, and the craic and banter is the most important thing to everyone, exactly what Denis would want.”

The Corner Bar, Barradubh was full to the rafters to watch the final live on the big screen on the December 22.

On a night of super entertainment and craic, with music and song provided by 10 CDs, 2017 winner Joe Guerin reclaimed the trophy beating local man Mike Ó Keefe in the final. “The party continued well into the early hours after that, with plenty singsong and dance.”

He added that the Dennehy family would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that generously sponsored raffle prizes for the night, 10 CDs for rocking the Corner Bar to its very foundations once again, and host Siobhan Coakley for putting on such a fantastic spread on the night of the final.

“And finally, of course, our many thanks to everyone that played in the tournament in November and December, or made donations, or bought raffle tickets on the night. The massive proceeds of €1,800 would not have been possible without the generosity of every single person that supported the tournament in some way, shape or form, so the Dennehy family would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts once again, and we look forward to seeing ye all back in the Corner Bar next Christmas again.”