FAMILY and friends of the late Shay Lane gathered to commemorate him with a charity golf tournament in which over €10,000 was raised in his memory.
Shay, of Ardcath, passed away suddenly last January and was rememered in September's Golf Classic at Hollywood Lakes Golf Club.
The tournament was a massive success with 60 Tee Box and 40 Sport Prize sponsors contributing while 27 teams took part and over 150 friends enjoyed the post-match dinner. The event was very well-attended by many of 'Shorty's' family and friends as well as St Vincents GFC, Garristown GFC, Curraha GFC, Boyne RFC and Shay's employers Saica Packaging along with his wife Mary's employers, Lil Chocolate.
Prizers for the winners, runners up and third place finishers were sponsored by Aiden Ryan of Castleview Homes and the presentations were made at a packed Bennett's Pub in Ardcath as a €10,500 profit had been raised for charity.
At another presentation, again at Bennett's, these funds were given to representatives of select organisations chosen by the Lane family.
They were The Cancer Care Unit of Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin, who were presented with €3,500 and the Children's University Hospital on Temple Street who were given the same amount and finally to St Vincents GFC, who were also awarded that same sum.
St Vincents players and committee members had formed a guard of honour at Shay's funeral. Shay had been a fine gaelic footballer himself having starred for Duleek, for whom he scored a late winning point in the Intermediate final of 1978.
The organisers of the tournament thank the Lane family for the huge contribution they made towards making the event a success as well as the sponsors, golfers and those who contributed, including the management and staff of Hollywood Lakes Golf Club and Bennett's Pub.