Teeing off in memory of a great hurling man

The late Pat Delaney

A GOLF classic is to be held in memory of a great GAA man who did more than most to keep the sport of hurling alive in Killarney.

Pat Delaney, a native of Kilkenny who lived in Killarney for many years, was a passionate hurling man and he devoted much of his time to promoting the game at all levels as well as serving as an officer on the East Kerry Board and many other committees.

He passed away last June but now golfers will keep his memory alive when they compete for the Pat Delaney Memorial Cup at Ross Golf Club on Saturday, June 1.

A native of Woodsgift, Co Kilkenny, soft spoken and hugely popular Pat moved to Kerry for work purposes and he joined St Pat’s Hurling Club before going on to become a long-serving hurling officer on the East Kerry Board.

He was a minor and senior selector with Kerry from 1995-2000 and he also served on the Kerry CCC as well as being treasurer of the East Kerry Board.

The golf event is being planned by St Pat’s East Kerry Hurling Club – which was very close to Pat’s heart – and the format will be a three-ball scramble over 18 holes.

The entry fee is €120 per team with sponsorship of tee boxes available for €50. The event will be followed by a barbecue and the day is being sponsored by Killarney Credit Union where investments and pensions advisor Pat served as board chairman.

For tee times and full details contact Pat O’Brien on 087-4158773.

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