Small ball fun to support big ball team

Killarney Golf and Fishing Club will play host to the GAA golf classic

THE GAA in Kerry is to host a high-profile golf classic in Killarney to raise funds in advance of the All-Ireland final clash with Dublin.

Next Friday’s event, on the Mahony’s Point course at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, comes with an entry fee of €1,200 per teams of four which includes the round of golf, dinner in the clubhouse and two free tickets for the final.

Colm Cooper: Organising committee

Patrons will also have an opportunity to purchase two additional tickets, if required.

A county board spokesperson remarked: “We recognise the demands placed on people but we are also aware of the high expectations placed on us to ensure our players continue to excel on the playing fields”

GAA officials in the country said they have always been mindful of the need to ensure the facilities provided complement player development structures.

In that regard, €5 million was spent on the development of a new terrace and dressing rooms in Fitzgerald Stadium, €7 million was invested in the Centre of Excellence in Currans and just over €1 million on works in Austin Stack Park, Tralee.

A number of former players have been enlisted to help promote and sell the golf classic and they include Colm Cooper and Joe Shannon, Darragh Ó Sé, Eoin Liston, Sean Walsh and Ger O’Keeffe as well as former county board officers Patrick O’Sullivan and Derry Murphy.

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