One of Cork’s most impressive golfing groups have finalised plans for their 2023 season. The Cope Golf Alliance is now in it’s 46th year and the group plan to have another busy year where as well as plenty of golf, they’ll also continue to raise funds for Cope Foundation. Since the late 1970’s the alliance has raised over €1.7million and this year they expect to add over €40,000 to that total.
Mens Captain James Doolan is looking forward to the season, his 20th year as a member. “Everyone involved with the Cope Golf Alliance is looking forward to the 2023 season, which kicks off for the Ladies on April 3rd at Cork G.C., and on April 24th for the Men, at Monkstown. The Alliance members are drawn from Cork, Douglas, Monkstown and Muskerry Golf Clubs. Because the four clubs give their courses free of charge for Alliance competitions, the entire amount collected from members (€75 each), goes to the COPE Foundation. We also have generous, long-standing sponsors who take care of the prizes for each outing, and at our recent AGM, we presented a cheque for €43,500 to the Cope Foundation.” Continue reading →
Pictured at the launch of the annual Cope Foundation Golf Classic, sponsored by O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors, at Monkstown Golf Club are Micheal O’Mullain, Partner at O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors, Shane Irwin, Monkstown Golf Club, Sean Abbott, Chief Executive at Cope Foundation and Brian Hurley from Monkstown Golf Club.
PIC Darragh Kane
The Cope Foundation Golf Classic will take place in 2020, and it promises to be another great event for the Cork charity. After successful events in Douglas Golf Club and Cork Golf Club, the popular classic now returns to Monkstown for the 2020 staging on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September. Rescheduled from the regular August date due to Covid-19, the event will be run under the guidelines that apply at th time and the organising committee are now working on building the timesheet to ensure another successful event.
The event has been running for 24 years and has raised over €1.65 million. It started in Rathsallagh in Co Wicklow and regularly had the sold out signs up for the two day event. After Rathsallagh closed in 2015 the event moved to Cork, rotating between Monkstown, Douglas and Cork. Last year’s event in Douglas was another great success with close to €50,000 raised over the two days. As well as prizes for each shotgun start, the overall winner Continue reading →