Pictured are Gordon Hillgrove, Michael Hallahan, Dick Dunlea and Trevor McCarthy, Premier Building Solutions overall winners of the Cope Foundation Golf Classic.
Keen golfers joined people of all abilities for Cope Foundation’s 27th annual Golf Classic, sponsored by O’Flynn Exhams LLP, Solicitors. The event took place on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of June at Monkstown Golf Club.
This fundraiser generates much-needed funds for Cope Foundation, one of the largest disability organisations in Ireland. The Cork-based charity works to enhance the lives of people with an intellectual disability and/or autism; working in partnership with them, their families and local communities to provide a broad range of person-centred services and supports. It currently supports over 2,800 people of every ability to live ‘Your Life, Your Way’.
A total of 57 teams, primarily from the Cork corporate community, teed off over the two days at Monkstown Golf Club. Two teams of people supported by Cope Foundation took part in the tournament.
The Overall Winner of the event and proud recipient of the Bord Gáis Perpetual Trophy was Premier Building Solutions. In 2nd was Monkstown Golf Club Officers and 3rd prize went to Provest Private Clients Limited. The winner of the Longest Drive competition, sponsored by First South Credit Union Ltd. was Kevin O’Sullivan, MSL Engineering (men’s competition), and Claire O’Sullivan, CL Meats (ladies competition). The winner of the Nearest The Pin competition, sponsored by Carbery Group, was Wendy Daly, East Cork Oil. Michael O’Sullivan Cumnor Construction Ltd. won the indoor Trackman experience competition.
Sean Abbott, Chief Executive Officer of Cope Foundation said, “The Golf Classic is a fantastic, inclusive event and a wonderful fundraiser for us. We’re delighted that two teams of people supported by Cope Foundation competed, showing that there is a place in sport for everyone.”
Micheál Ó Mulláin, Partner at O’Flynn Exhams LLP Solicitors, thanked the Cork business community for their support, “This Cope Foundation Golf Classic is the highlight of the summer for us and we’re proud to be involved since the very first event 27 years ago. Many teams have returned each year and it is thanks to their incredible support that we have raised more than €1.7 million to support the vital work of Cope Foundation in Cork City and County.”