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Sunday 18 March 2018

Ceann Sibeal golf club

KERRY folk have long memories -- and that's good news for Ceann Sibeal golf club situated near Ballyferriter in the Kingdom.

The club, which boasts the most westerly-situated links in Europe, has been hit in the pocket by the recession, as is the case with all golf clubs.

However, when the golfers from the Gaeltacht needed a bit of a boost, the committee and members of Ballybunion came with a helping hand.

Ballybunion ran a fundraising event at their world-renowned Old Course and the highly respected Cashen course recently for Ceann Sibeal, and around €13,000 was raised.

It was a nice way to pay back for assistance given by the latter club a couple of decades ago when Ballybunion were raising funds to combat serious coastal erosion problems.

IRISH soccer legend and highly rated pundit John Giles is the guest speaker at Forrest Little's 70th birthday celebration on Saturday next.

The club, founded as Corballis GC in Donabate in 1940, moved to its present location beside Dublin Airport in 1971 when its name was changed to Forrest Little. To mark the occasion, the club is holding an Open Four-Person Team event on Saturday next.

The entry fee is €300 per team (pre-paid), which includes golf, prizes, a four-course dinner and entertainment.

John Giles and the soccer link is particularly appropriate on this occasion, as the 2010 captain of Forrest Little is ex-Shamrock Rovers star John Keogh, who won the FAI Cup five times and one league medal with the Hoops in the '60s.

The golf will commence with a shotgun start at 2.30, followed by dinner at 7.30.

Irish Independent

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