Tralee Lions Club Golf Classic Raises Over €40,000 For Worthy Causes

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At the presentation of cheques to organisations benefitting from the Tralee Lions Club Golf Classic, at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Monday, were, in front; Jean Campbell, Animal Help Net Kerry; President of Tralee Lions Club, Brendan Kenny; Audrey Moran, Tralee West Kerry MS Branch. Back from left; Joe Hennebery, Kerry Hospice; Seamus Falvey, Kerryhead Ballyheigue Rescue Centre; Christy Lehane, Kerry Friends of Motor Neuron; Maureen Curtin, Pieta House; Michael O’Connor, Fenit Lifeboat; Ronan Doherty of NOVAS and Teddy Reynolds of Tralee Lions Club. Photo by Dermot Crean

FOURTEEN organisations shared €40,000 as the 43rd Tralee Lions Club Annual Golf Classic was staged recently at Tralee Golf Club.

The golf classic represents the club’s major fund raiser each year and the Lions are delighted to report that this year a sum in excess of €40,000 was raised for distribution to local charities.

President Brendan Kenny today distributed this sum among 14 charities to include, Carers Association, Tralee & West Kerry Branch of MS, Fenit Life Boat, Kerry Hospice, Ballyheigue Inshore Rescue, Pieta House Kerry, Kerry Friends of  Motor Neurone, Animal Help Net Kerry, Novas, Inspired, Kerry Information & Disability Services Team, Open Arms Kerry, Guide Dogs and finally Kerry Head/Ballyheigue Resourse Centre.

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At the presentation of cheques to organisations benefitting from the Tralee Lions Club Golf Classic at Ballyroe Heights Hotel were, in front; Fran Malone, Inspired; President of Tralee Lions Club Brendan Kenny; Audrey Heffernan, Brothers of Charity. At back; Eleanor Collins and Joan O’Regan of Tralee Lions Club; Karen Gearon, Carers Association; Ted Coates and Tim Aslett, Ballyheigue Inshore Rescue; George Groves, St John’s Restoration Fund; Mags Knightly and John O’Sullivan Open Arms Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean


President Brendan thanked all those who supported the event by way of sponsoring a team or tee box.

He paid special tribute to their loyal supporters/sponsors who make the annual trip to Barrow to assist our fundraising. He thanked Teddy Reynolds and Michael Higgins for organising the event.

Funds raised also assisted with the Tralee Community Bus trip coordinated jointly each year between the Lions Club and the local Community Garda. The club continues to support other local projects to include Tralee Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, Hawley Park School & Eagle Lodge.

President Brendan congratulated the winning team sponsored by John Collins of Ballyroe Hotel and Louie Quinlan assisted by playing partners Michael Coote and John Paul Enright. Second on the day was the Aquadome, third Fexco and fourth DCS Group.


One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    Good for Tralee Lions Club for supporting local charity & Thank you.
    After all, charity begins at home.