Late Ted Linehan
On last Wednesday night friends of the Late Ted Lenihan gathered in his native Mourneabbey, Co Cork to launch the Ted Linehan Memorial Golf Classic which takes place in Mitchelstown Golf Club on Friday May 11th. Ted, tragically lost his life on November 11th last after he got into difficulty while out kayaking in the River Suir at Garnavilla, Cahir.
A native of Mourneabbey in Co Cork, Ted settled in Cahir in the early 90’s with his wife Mary and three children Fergus, Edel and Emily. He always kept in touch with those at home and especially followed the fortunes of his local GAA club Clyda Rovers.
However Mourneabbey's loss was Cahir’s gain as Ted became actively involved in the community in Cahir from day one. He was an active member of Cahir Tidy Towns and had previously acted as PRO for Cahir GAA club. When Ted died friends of Mr Linehan in Cahir described him as a "champion of Cahir and the wider community" who was a friend to every club and organisation in the town.
Speaking at the launch one of the organisers of the Classic and first cousin of Ted, Timmy O’Callaghan remarked, “Ted had a love for Golf and we hope the memorial classic will be a fitting tribute to him”.
All proceeds of the classic will be going to the Autism unit in Cahir. Timmy explained the reason for this “Ted’s son Fergus started in the Autism Unit in Cahir in early April and we his friends and family thought it would be a great idea to donate all proceeds of the classic to the Unit in Cahir”.
Tim finished by saying “they do great work in the unit and we hope we can raise as much funds as possible for them as we know this place was close to Ted’s heart”.
Cost is €150 per team and a 2 Course meal is included. Tee times are also available on Thursday May 10th.
If you wish to put a team in or sponsor a tee box please contact any of the following: Tim O’Callaghan 0877657615; Colman Cronin 0868036443; Derry Murphy 0866019239; Liam Nelligan 08310050024; Paul Nugent 0868326819; Jim O’Callaghan 0862508677; Vincent Twomey 0876862594.
Further details are available on the Ted Linehan Memorial Golf Classic facebook page.