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Store cheers on local golf clubs at NCBI final

27 September, 2017
Pictured are Jim Murphy, Glanmire and Ronan O' Connell, Ballyvolane, both members of Fota Island Golf Club.
Pictured are Jim Murphy, Glanmire and Ronan O' Connell, Ballyvolane, both members of Fota Island Golf Club.

The NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup arrived at Killarney Golf Club last Sunday, 20 August, where Munster golf clubs teed off to compete for the chance to play in St Andrew’s Scotland and win the prestigious trophy.

Monkstown Golf Club

Pictured are Jim Murphy, Glanmire and Ronan O' Connell, Ballyvolane, both members of Fota Island Golf Club. Leo Goold of Macroom and Liam Nash, Canovee, both of whom are members of Macroom Golf Club along with Senan Collins, Monkstown and Pat O' Sullivan, Carrigaline also tee’d off on the day– both of whom are members of Monkstown Golf Club.

All three teams are pictured with NCBI representative Chris Ryan before the Munster Final of the Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup. In total, ten teams from across the province competed on the day, with Nenagh Golf Club coming out on top and placing first.

Four provincial winners

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 Nenagh Golf Club will play at the final, which is hosted this October at the world-renowned St Andrew’s Links in Scotland.

Store’s involvement

Speaking about the store’s involvement, store director at Specsavers Opera Lane, Cork City, John Morrin says: ‘We at Specsavers Opera Lane, Cork City, are delighted to be able to give back to the community and show our support. It was great to have so many golf clubs from Cork competing at the Munster Final in Killarney 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.’

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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