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Friday, 10th May 2019

St. Mary’s Parish Golf Classic and Prize-Draw a great success

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The annual St. Mary’s Parish Golf Classic and Prize-Draw took place on Friday last at Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club as part of the schedule of events in aid of the Church redevelopment fund.

Thirty teams registered to compete in the St. Mary’s Parish Golf Classic, which took place at Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club. On arrival each team was greeted by the Parish Priests Fr. Phil Gaffney, Fr. Fergal Cummins, and the organiser and chair of the fundraising committee, Joe Harlin. Team members received their scorecards and a goodie bag (kindly sponsored by Joe Stafford’s delicatessen and Glanbia). Despite a chilly start, the weather conditions and greens were superb.

The sun did make an appearance later in the afternoon. Players competed in three additional competitions; Nearest to Pin and Longest Drive competitions (Ladies and Gents). Each team was treated to a delicious meal in the clubhouse on completion of the course. 

Event organiser, Joe Harlin, and committee member Terry Brady, made careful calculations on all the scorecards and a presentation was held in the Gin Parlour at the Black Bull Inn that evening. Joe began by thanking all the members and staff of the L&B Golf Club for truly pulling out all the stops and creating another memorable day’s golfing. He especially thanked the Head Chef. Damian Borusiewicz,  Scott Kirkpatrick the PGA Professional, Head Greenkeeper Stephen Hoey, and Captains Declan Smyth and Phil Rooney for their considerable generosity and hospitality. Fr.Phil rounded off thanking the incredibly generous sponsors, team members, committee staff , the ladies in the parish office Cora, Ursula and Margaret, and volunteers involved in organising the event. Finger food platters were served, sponsored by the Black Bull Inn and

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Fantastic prizes for winning teams and the raffle were donated by many local businesses and individuals. The 2019 Golf Classic and Prize Draw was a tremendous success, and all proceeds will be used for Church Redevelopment Fund and necessary Church repairs. 

Longest Drive / Nearest Pin Results:

Longest Drive (Ladies): Joan Curran

Longest Drive (Gents): Damien Quinn

Nearest Pin (Ladies): Betty Clynch

Nearest Pin (Gents): Gareth Judge

Golf Results:

1st Place 94 points (Prize: Callaway Golf Bags): Rory Callaghan, Robert Haylin, Patrick McGirr.

2nd Place 90 points (Callaway Golf Shoes): Phil Gaffney, Damian Quinn, Derek Ryan, Adam Fergus.

3rd Place 89 points (Fourball – Co Louth Golf Club): P.J. Geraghty, Tony Martin, Frank Bradley, Paddy Cannon.

4th Place 87 points (Fourball – Moyvalley Golf & Country Club): Noel O’Connor, Pat O’Neill, Owen Brady, Joe Costello.

5th Place 86 points (Fourball – Ashbourne Golf Club): Mark Mc Cartney, Mark Brennan, Michael Johnson, Tim Lodge.

Lucky Dip: (Golf Bag): Gerry O’Reilly.

Enjoying the St. Mary’s Parish Golf Classic prize-giving at the Black Bull are (from left): Aoife Walsh, Donal Lynch, Ann Kennedy, Pat Harlin, Jo Harlin, Mary Duff and Anne Kelly.

Raffle Draw Results:

  1. Lenovo Laptop: Eileen Caffrey
  2. Google Home: Peter Darcy
  3. Dulux Paint €200 Voucher: Bridie Kieran’s
  4. Glanbia Hamper: James O’Neill
  5. Dunnes Stores Voucher €100: Joe Harlin
  6. Sussex Restaurant Voucher: Stephen Scully
  7. Foot Massager: Bernard
  8. Omelette Maker: Marie and Margaret Byrne.
  9. Bottle Bordeaux wine: Kevin Kelly
  10. Headphones winners: Joe Ryan, Joe McDermott, Marie and Margaret Byrne, Eamon Cooney, Jimmy Clynch, Pat Harlin.
  11. Easter Egg: Frank McDonnell 

Main Sponsors: Sound Shop (Ireland) Ltd.; Fine Tuning Company; Candle Store; JH Access &Maintenance Solutions; Smyth & Son Solicitors; Flogas Natural Gas Ltd;  Kieran’s Electric T/A Kew Distributors Ltd; Natures Best; Drogheda Credit Union; Elemex; Sean Freeman Menswear; Paddy Dwyer; Victor Dwyer; Joe Harlin; Dr Dermot Long; Fr. Philip Smith; Terry Brady; Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club; Moyvalley Golf & Country Club; Co. Louth Golf Club; Black Bull Inn;,Judge Heating & Plumbing;CurranConnolly Insurance,Drogheda;DPL Dundalk; Eddies Hardware, Drogheda; Mary O’Gorman; Drogheda Car Sales; Washington Cleaners; Wogan’s of Drogheda; Dunleer Hardware; McEvoyCraig,Drogheda;Mrs Kathleen McDonnell; Allianz Insurance; Champion Lettings, Drogheda; Boyne Valley Nursing Home; John Devin; Timmy Regan, U Tree Landscaping Services, Drogheda; KPMG, St Colmcilles GFC, McKevitt King Architects, Drogheda.

Special Prize Sponsors : Michael Briscoe Electrix; Joe Stafford; Tuite’s Butchers; Glanbia, Drogheda; Kevin McAllister Electrical, Drogheda; Dulux Paints; Dunnes Stores, Southgate.

Team sponsors: Michael Keane, Tegral Building Products, Athy, Wavin Ireland, Balbriggan, Irish Cement, Drogheda, Gyproc Industries, Citywest, Amalgamated Hardware, Naas, Knights of St. Columbanus, Drogheda. Jim Garvey, Terry Brady, Andy Nolan, Fr. Phil Gaffney, Fr. Fergal Cummins, Tommy Weir, Jimmy Clynch, Pio Smith, Frankie Taaffe, Paddy Cannon, FLD Accountants, Navan, Markey Minogue Coyle, Drogheda, The Millmount Bar, John Delaney Motor Factors, Bishop Michael Smith, Phelim McCloskey, Nature’s Best, Drogheda, JB’s Bar, Drogheda, Paddy McQuillan, Pat Gaffney, Jim McGovern T/A TAS, Townley Undertakers, James Kelly, Tom Lappin, Donal Lynch, Derek Flood Motors. 

Sponsor-a-Slate for St.Mary’s Church Roof

Next on the agenda is ‘Sponsor-a-Slate’.Please contact the Parish Office on St.James’ Street for details, and watch the parish website for details :   

Camino de Santiago – September 2019 bookings now available

Coming up is the Camino de Santiago walk of the last 100km; available spaces on the walk filling up rapidly. Please contact the Parish Office on St.James’ Street for further details.


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