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15th Annual CUDA Golf Classic for Michael Joyce Memorial Cup

CUDA held the 15th Annual Golf Classic in Aid of Galway Hospice, on Saturday 24rd August at Limerick Golf Club, and dinner afterwards at Radisson Hotel, Ennis Road Limerick. 17 Teams took part in this year’s event.

This was a very successful, most enjoyable and important networking event for CUDA Owner Credit Unions, CUDA Affinity Credit Unions and Sponsors. Thankfully, we were blessed with beautiful weather conditions. CUDA and our Golf Committee would like to sincerely offer our kind appreciation to all Credit Unions and Sponsors for their support and participation in the classic which generates a very welcomed contribution to the Galway Hospice.

The First Prize and Winners of the Michael Joyce Memorial Cup 2019, were St. Anthony’s & Claddagh Credit Union:

St Anthony’s & Claddagh Credit Union (1)

Mark Grogan

Mary Caulfield

Ray Caulfield

Maurice Power

2nd Prize


Darren Mulcair

David Conlon

Graeme Mulcair

Kevin Walsh

3rd Prize

E-Services Credit Union

Willie Buckley

Billy Moore

Joe Bolton

Andy Mason

List of Winners as follows:                                                              Score

Nearest Pin H7 Pascal Delahunty, Member First CU 5′ 11″
Nearest Pin H16 Donal Coughlan, Cantor Fitzgerald/Progressive CU 34″
9th Prize St. Anthony & Claddagh CU (2) 65.20
8th Prize Wellington IT 64.90
7th Prize Community CU 64.10
6th Prize Prison Service CU 63.60
5th Prize Blanchardstown CU (1) 62.60
4th Prize Naomh Brendain CU 61.80
3rd Prize ESCCU 61.40
2nd Prize Davys 60.10
1st Prize St. Anthony & Claddagh CU (1) 58.80

CUDA would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to all winning teams and we wish to thank all participants who attended on the day and make this an enjoyable day for all.  Your support at this networking and fundraising event in aid of Galway Hospice is much appreciated. We would also like to extend our sincere appreciation to all those who sponsored prizes namely:

  • CUNA Mutual
  • Tullamore Credit Union
  • Anthony’s & Claddagh Credit Union
  • SP3 Services
  • BCP
  • Dundalk Credit Union
  • Prison Services Credit Union
  • E-Services Credit Union
  • Blanchardstown Credit Union
  • Sheraton Hotel Athlone

So far this year’s Golf Classic has raised €1,340.  This amount included a donation from SP3 Services, who specialise in IT Governance & Management consulting, who could not participate on the day and kindly donated their €500 fee.  A number of Credit Unions have provisionally made a commitment to support this cause, and indeed if there are others wishing to do so, please let us know this week so that funds can be forwarded to the Galway Hospice ASAP.

On behalf of CUDA, I would like to extend a special word of thanks to Michael O’Mahony, Chair, CUDA National Council for presenting the prizes to the winners.  We also wish to thank CUDA Golf Committee, PJ McAndrew, John Matthews and Tony Flanagan, who dedicated their time and effort in making this year’s event a great success.  Thanks also to Frances Molloy (Dundalk CU), Martina Sheridan (Blanchardstown CU) & Mary Caulfield (St. Anthony’s) for assisting on the day and with raffle ticket sales.

Once again, our sincere thanks to one and all, for your support and we look we forward to meeting at future events.