Frank Purcell Memorial Golf Classic in Aid of Trust
July 13 & 14 at Slievenamon Golf Club
The friends of the late Frank Purcell, who passed away suddenly last year have continued their commitment to honour his memory by making the Golf Classic he help found in aid of TRUST, a big success again this year. Frank was a major supporter and longtime friend of TRUST and Alice Leahy, Director and Co-Founder of the health and social service for people who are homeless, said she had no doubt “he would be very happy the way in which his friends have sought to honour, not only a dedicated supporter of TRUST, but a great friend as well”.
Warmly praising the work of his friends in carrying on the Golf Classic in aid of TRUST, Alice said: “Frank never sought publicity or recognition of any kind but was always unstinting in his efforts and commitment on behalf of TRUST. A true gentleman in the very best sense of that word and I am very grateful to Jasper, John and his many friends for ensuring that his great work for us is continuing to be acknowledged in this way thanks to their dedication and hard work.”
Alice also praised the unstinting support of Michael ‘Babs’ Keating for the event, and also praised his support for TRUST over the years and said that it made her especially proud as a Tipperary person “the way ‘Babs’, and so many others from all walks of life are so supportive because without that help we would not be able to do the work that we do for the outsiders in Irish society, and be able to speak out in their defense with the necessary independence when necessary.”
Vincent ‘Jasper’ Murphy, the original Co-Founder of the Golf Classic with Frank said: “The Classic was Frank’s brainchild and we are delighted to be able to continue to celebrate his memory by seeking to make the event better than ever this year. Indeed, we are hoping to make this year’s event really special and I know his many friends welcome this opportunity to remember him in a way that we are certain he would very much appreciate.”
The Classic has raised 75,000 euro since its inception in 2003. This year, the event is being organized by co founder Vincent Murphy and John Leahy with Vincent Woodlock and Brendan Kenny. RTE personality Peter Collins, a personal friend of Frank’s, who has acted as MC at the event since the beginning, has pledged to continue his work with the Classic.
The Frank Purcell Memorial Golf Classic will take place at Slievenamon Golf Course on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 of July and full details about booking teams and tee times from Vincent ‘Jasper’ Murphy.