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Store cheers on two Galway golf clubs

27 September, 2017
Pictured is Liam Rabbitt and Philip Somers from Athenry Golf Club alongside NCBI representative Chris Ryan
Pictured is Liam Rabbitt and Philip Somers from Athenry Golf Club alongside NCBI representative Chris Ryan

The NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup arrived at Bundoran Golf Club last Sunday, 27 August, where golf clubs from all over Ulster and Connacht teed off to compete for the chance to play in St Andrew’s Scotland and win the prestigious trophy.

Provincial finals

In total, ten teams from across the province competed on the day, with Castlebar Golf Club coming out on top and placing first.

Charity golf competition

Over the past five months, the NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup has seen GUI-affiliated golf courses across the country hold qualifying tournaments from local to county level. Now, these winners are competing in the provincial finals to compete for a place at the final.

'The four provincial winners, including Castlebar Golf Club will play at the final, which is hosted this October at the world-renowned St Andrew’s Links in Scotland.

Raising awareness

Speaking about the store’s involvement store director at Specsavers Galway stores, Noel Meehan says: ‘We at Specsavers Galway stores are delighted to be able to give back to the community and show our support. It was great to have both Ballinasloe and Athenry Golf Clubs competing at the Ulster and Connacht Final in Bundoran Golf Club last Sunday.

'We are proud to support the National Council for the Blind of Ireland, which is the perfect partner for Specsavers. We are a local community optician and hearing centre and supporting local clubs, charities and organisations is a key part of our culture.’

Charity partner

Earlier this year, Specsavers announced a partnership with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland, which will include a two-year sponsorship deal and fundraising of at least €30,000.

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