Memories of Pat to be shared on the golf course

The late Pat Delaney

A MAN who became known as Killarney’s Mr Hurling will be fondly remembered in the coming weeks at a golf tournament held in his memory.

Pat Delaney was the main driving force behind the sport of hurling in the town and he devoted so much of his time to promoting the sport and his beloved St Pat’s Club.

Pat was vice president of the club at the time of his death in June 2019.

A proud Kilkenny man, he moved to Killarney with his family to work in the financial services industry and he was also a very respected chairman of Killarney Credit Union.

Pat inherited the unofficial title of Mr Hurling in Killarney from his good friend, the late Pa Doyle, and he spent many years as a Kerry hurling selector at minor and senior level.
The Pat Delaney Memorial Cup competition will be formally launched by MEP Seán Kelly – himself a staunch hurling supporter – at the Ross Golf Club next Tuesday at 7.00pm.

The event was held last year on the June bank holiday weekend but it had been postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The St Pat’s East Kerry club will now run the tournament on Saturday, September 5 at the Ross Golf Club.

The format is three-person scramble over 18 holes and the entry fee is €120 per team.

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