O’Grady calls on entries for FODH golf classic
13 May 2014 12:00 AM
DUBLIN hurling supremo, Michael O’Grady, has sent out the challenge – is there anybody in the Dublin hurling community than can strike the ball longer than Bubba Watson.
Goalkeepers, Alan Nolan and David Quinn, can certainly propel the sliotar into orbit. Good hurlers make good golfers.
The ideal showcase for the stickmen is the annual Friends of Dublin Hurling Golf Classic which takes place at the Castlewarden Golf and Country Club, Kildare on Friday, May 23rd.
This is the ninth year of the event. It is the biggest fund-raiser of the year for the FODH and it is always a highlight of the Dublin hurling calendar.
A team of four costs €300. That includes a meal. Tee times are beginning to fill. Tee sponsorship costs €200.
The best club team will receive a voucher worth €500 for hurling equipment. And the FODH will sponsor a team/tee-box in any golf competition organised by GAA clubs that participate in the FODH Golf Classic.
To secure a tee-time and for more information, contact Michael 087-2331983 or firstname.lastname@example.org You can book a team on-line at www.fodh.ie
THE Dublin hurlers will play Offaly in a senior hurling challenge at the Sancta Maria home of Ballyboden St Enda’s next Sunday (7.0).
The game is part of the official opening of Boden’s new Ball Skills Wall which will take place at 3.pm. Liam O’Neill will be the guest of honour.
The day will also see Dublin play Louth in the Ladies U21 Football Championship (4.30). Refreshments are available. And cark parking will be available at Colaiste Eanna and Sancta Maria.
THE eight annual Cian Durkin tournament drew the crowds to Pairc Ui Mhurchu on the Firhouse Road. The event honours the memory of a brilliant young sportsman who is remembered with fondness by all.
Na Piarsaigh took the cup. They beat Boden in the final. Dublin hurler and Boden boy, Shane Durkin, presented the trophy to the winning captain, Dessie O’Rourke.
Following the games, all retreated to the Boden clubhouse where Paul O’Brien and Tara Durkin served up delicious grub.