Golf Classic Update

Mercy Cancer Care Centre Golf Classic

Fota Island Resort

This year, our Golf Classic took place in one of Ireland’s premier golf resorts and raised funds for the Mercy Cancer Care Centre. More than bricks and mortar, the Mercy Cancer

Raymond Lewis, Edward Quirke, Damian Scott, Mark O’ Connor – Padre Pio Nursing Home Team who won the Mercy Golf Classic 2019

CARE Centre is a community funded cancer centre providing hope and healing close to home. For the one in three of us who will be diagnosed with cancer in our lives, at the Mercy, we want to be sure that that news is told in the most supportive way possible. We are building a specialised Cancer Centre next to the Mercy Hospital that will provide a quiet safe place for patients to help deal with bad news. Funds raised from the Golf Classic will help build the Mercy Cancer CARE Centre – thank you for your support.

Congratulations to our top 20 teams over the 2 days

Position Team
1st Ray Lewis’s Team Representing Padre Pio Nursing Home
2nd OSB Group
3rd  Zurich Life
4th O’ Flynn Medical 
5th AIB Private Banking
6th Bryan Meade’s Team
7th Kepak
8th Kavanagh Wealth Management
9th IPT Ltd
10th Broderick Foods
11th Fortuity
12th Howley Civils
13th PWC
14th Schuf
15th Abbott Vasular
16th Dave McCarthy, Liam Keating, Ger Harte & Ger McAvoy
17th AIB Business Banking
18th Tom Egan, Pat Roche, Jim D’Arcy & Pat Smith
19th Global Medics
2oth PJ Hegarty & Sons Team kindly sponsored by Howley Civils

Gerald McCarthy Trophies:

Longest Drive (Thursday) – Oisin Crowley 
Nearest Pin (Thursday) – Michael Kavanagh 
Longest Drive (Friday) – Stephen Burkley 
Nearest Pin (Friday) – Cormac Murphy


Thank you to our Tee Sponsors

Thank you to all the companies and individuals that so kindly sponsored Tees at the Golf Classic.

Thank you to our volunteer organisers

Volunteer organiser, Jack French was joined by Brian Dunphy (former Board Chairman) in organising our annual Golf Classic. The Golf Classic could not happen without the knowledge, dedication and enthusiasm Jack and Brian so generously give. Pictured L-R, Brian Dunphy and Jack French. Read below why they give their time to the Golf Classic each year.

I have been fundraising for the Mercy Hospital since 1979, and this is the most exciting project so far. I enjoy raising funds for the Mercy, as it is a great local institution and one where I can see firsthand the impact of the funds raised on the lives of those using the services of the Mercy.” – Brian Dunphy 

As a result of being self-employed most of my working life, I was constantly approached to subscribe to charitable events of all kinds. I always wanted to give my time to a local charity that was focused on a particular goal and the Mercy Hospital Foundation does just that. Organising a Golf Classic was my first preference as I’ve been involved in this type of fundraising for many years with my local GAA club. I support the Mercy as it is a local charity and one that is very close to my heart.” – Jack French 

Thank you to our sponsors

This year’s Golf Classic was kindly sponsored by IPB Insurance (Irish Public Bodies Insurance) and A big thank you to Noel Deasy Cars for their support in 2019.