Pat to be remembered at big classic

Launching the St Pat’s East Kerry Pat Delaney Memorial Cup Golf Classic, in association with Killarney Credit Union, were, from left, Pat O’Brien, Vice Chairman, St Pat’s Hurling Club, Dan Kelleher, Vice President, St Pat’s Hurling Club, Edward and Bridget Delaney, Pat Sheehan, Killarney Credit Union, Mark Murphy, CEO Killarney Credit Union, Tom Holohan Vice President, St Pat’s Hurling Club, Ger Galvin, Chairman, Killarney Credit Union and John Kelly, Chairman, St Pat’s Hurling Club at the Ross Golf Club Killarney.
Picture: Michelle Cooper Galvin

A MAN who did more than most to promote the sport of hurling in Killarney is to be remembered in the town but by people brandishing golf clubs rather that hurls.

The late Pat Delaney devoted so much of his time and energy to promoting the sport and his beloved St Pat’s Club and he quickly became known as Killarney’s Mr Hurling. He was vice president of St Pat’s at the time of his death in June 2019.

The club is now organising the Pat Delaney Memorial Cup golf competition which was formally launched by MEP Seán Kelly at the Ross Golf Club in Killarney.

The late Pat Delaney

The event was due to be held on the June bank holiday weekend but it was postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions and the St Pat’s East Kerry club will now run the tournament on Saturday, September 5

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

A proud Kilkenny man, Pat Delaney 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.

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