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Thursday, December 17, 2009

ILGU/Lancome Greensomes raised more than

57,000 Euros for charitable organisations

The 30th ILGU/Lancôme Greensomes National Final, which took place at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club in early October, raising in excess of €57,000 for various charitable organisations around Ireland.
Over 4,000 female golfers participated in 24 qualifying events at golf clubs nationwide with three National charities; The Irish Cancer Society, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin all receiving cheques for €10,000.
Also benefiting from the proceeds of the Open Days were local charities Enable Ireland (Kilkenny), School of Divine Child, Douglas Meals on Wheels and South Infirmary Hospital Breast Check (Douglas), Breast Cancer Clinic (Limerick), KARE (Naas), Galway Hospice, Aware (The Island), Arc (Cork), Scoil Aodh Rua & Nuala Special Needs Classes (Donegal), World Transplant Games (Nenagh) and Carers Association (Kerry) who each were nominated by Lady Captain’s in the host clubs.
Delighted by the success of this year’s event, Managing Director l’Oreal Luxury Products Trevor Tye commented, ‘I would personally like to thank the host clubs for all their hard work and dedication which is testament to the success of this tournament. These much needed funds will go a long way to help both local and national charities the length and breadth of Ireland. Thanks to the generosity of all our competitors, we have again raised a significant amount for Charity, following the 2009 tournament.’
ILGU Chief Executive Sinead Heraty endorsed his comments and added ‘The stableford events proved very popular and once again I thank our membership and host clubs for making their courses available for the event. The clubs and members make this competition one of the most successful fund raisers for Irish charities and the Irish Ladies Golf Union are delighted to be associated with this every worthy initiative.’
To date over €2 million has been raised for deserving charities around Ireland. Clubs who hosted events in 2009 were Ballinrobe, Bandon, Castletroy, Clontarf, Cork, Co. Cavan, Courtown, Donegal, Douglas, Galway, Hermitage, Kilkenny, Laytown & Bettystown, Limerick, Malahide, Monkstown, Mullingar, Naas, Nenagh, Powerscourt, The Island, Tipperary, Tralee and Waterford.