WHS Golf Classic.
The Golf Classic took place, today Friday 12th June in Mullingar Golf Club. It was a beautiful day.
Here are some photos from the morning.
The afternoon got off to a great start before the rain started at about 5.00p.m. It wasn't enough to put off the golfers. Here are some photos of the afternoon's action.
The Past Pupils' Association held a fund raising raffle and the draw for the prizes of that raffle took place in Mullingar Golf Club after the Golf Classic. Chairman of the School Board, Archdeacon Leslie Stevenson made the draw. Winners of the raffle who were not present will be contacted by the School and included:
Mrs. Mari-Rodriguez, Rory Gee c/o G. Potterton, Dr. K. Finnegan, Mr. Fred Wilkinson, Sandra Jones, David Payne c/o David Moxham, Silvia Shiel, Mr & Mrs Berrini, Ian Dunlop and Echlin Wright.
The presentations of the prizes took place in Mullingar Golf Club when the rounds of golf were finished. Mr Nigel Foley-Fisher thanked everyone for their support, especially all of the sponsors. He explained that, although one or two balls stopped literally within inches of the hole, that the car, sponsored by Colton Cars for a hole-in-one, had not been won. Ms. Freda Malone, President of the Past Pupils Association thanked all of the people who supported the raffle, selling and buying tickets and especially Olive Butler and Jen Purcell who ran the raffle. The Principal of Wilson's Hospital School, Mrs Rosemary Eager, was introduced by Mr Foley-Fisher.
Mrs Eager thanked Mullingar Golf Club and it's current Captain, Mr Michael Duffy and praised the facilites provided, the condition of the course and the co-operation, help and welcome from the Management and Members. She thanked the many sponsors and the staff from Wilson's involved in organising the day, including the sub-committee and administrative staff who organised it and Mrs Mary O'Brien, school secretary and receptionist. She also acknowledged the work by both the Past Pupils' Association and the Parents' Council in making the raffle such a success. In particular she expressed her thanks to everyone who showed their support for the school by playing in the competition.
Mullingar Club Captain, Mr Michael Duffy congratulated the school on the success of the day, pointing out how much organisation goes in to organsing a day like that, especially in getting over 40 teams to play in the competition. He explained out what a good cause raising money for schools is, since there are always "projects" to be carried out which require funding. He expressed his pleasure that Wilson's Hospital had played the Golf Classic in Mullingar Club and said that he looks forward to welcoming the school back to the Club in the future. The winners were then announced by Ann Bennett. Winners who had already left will be contacted by the school early next week.
The following is a list of the winners. While the teams are correct, some of the names may be incorrect and will be corrected as soon as possible - apologies until then.
Men’s Longest Drive: Gavin McGovern.
Ladies Longest Drive: Mary McCauley.
Nearest the Pin: Ollie Burke.
2nd Place: Cian Geaney; John Ashe; Damien O’Brien, Colm McHugh.
1st Place: Lorcan Mahedy, Matthew Maslin, Geff Griffin, Mikey Mena Ronayne.
All Ladies: Mary McCauley, Helen Moorhead, Josephine Purcell, Brenda Butterley.
Ita Murtagh, Carmel Maher, Ber Chambers, Ann McHugh.
Anne Naughton, Noirin Abbott, Yvonne Beadle, Aideen Kellaghan.
Kevin Cuniffe, Seamus Shinners, Mick Hannon, Enda Brennan.
Tommy Lyng, Jimmy Minnock, Eugene Acton, Billy Moore.
Pat Coughlan, Christopher Bennett, Michael Galvin, Richard Whelehan.
Breege Clancy, Mary Lynch, Kevin Plunkett, Paul Garry.
Congratulations to all the players and thanks to everyone involved in all aspects of the day.