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Store cheers on Buncrana Golf Club

27 September, 2017
Leo Sheehy and Cormac Doherty from Buncrana Golf Club are pictured alongside NCBI representative, Chris Ryan, before the Ulster
Leo Sheehy and Cormac Doherty from Buncrana Golf Club are pictured alongside NCBI representative, Chris Ryan, before the Ulster and Connacht Final of the Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup.

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 final

In total, ten teams from across the province competed on the day, with Castlebar 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 Letterkenny, Martina McMahon, says: ‘We at Specsavers Letterkenny are delighted to be able to give back to the community and show our support. It was great to have Leo Sheehy and Cormac Doherty from Buncrana Golf Club 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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