RISSC (London) win Charity Golf Event

From left to right: Eamonn Scanlon, Gerry Keany, Don Givens and Gerry Cryan

A charity golf event in aid of St Luke's Hospice, Kenton took place at Northwood Golf Club on Thursday 26 July 2007, and raised a record amount in excess of £16,000.

RISSC (London) members may be aware that we have, over the past five years, supported St Luke's Hospice in memory of our late chairman Tony Booth.

This year saw St Luke's celebrate its twentieth anniversary and RISSC (London) is pleased to have been able to lend an element of support to the fundraising activities of the Hospice. The Club was able to contribute to the Golf Day Programme produced by the organising committee and also sponsored a hole during the golf event.

Presentation to the Winners

Additionally, the Club entered a team in the golf competition and was delighted that Don Givens, the Republic of Ireland Under 21 Manager and of course a goalscoring legend with QPR and the Irish international team, took the time to make the lengthy journey from the Midlands to lead our team in the competition.

Don received magnificent support from his three team mates, who all hail from the North West of Ireland. Sligoman Gerry Cryan, a member of the host golf club, provided invaluable insight and knowledge of the course. Gerry Keany from Leitrim brought his skills to the event while the man from Mayo, Eamonn Scanlon consolidated a driven foursome.

The RISSC (London) team was last to tee-off and suffered the worst of what was, for most of the round, appalling weather conditions. Despite the heavy rain, our intrepid quartet battled on, and in a week when Irish golf received a bit of a boost on a wee course called Carnoustie, came home with a final flourish to lift the team competition. In addition to their team success, Eamonn Scanlon finished runner-up in the individual competition.

The gratitude of all in RISSC (London) goes out to the lads who put in such a noble effort, in very exacting conditions, to support the fundraising event arranged by St Luke's and in particular to Don Givens for giving so generously of his time. We look forward to welcoming Don to one of our monthly meetings in the not too distant future.