Friends of the late Tommy McConville have joined together to create a Golf Classic in honour of the Dundalk legend which will be held at Ballymascanlon on Saturday, June 7.
Tommy Mac passed away on October 25 last year after losing his courageous battle with illness. His funeral was one of the largest to be held in Dundalk, showing the esteem in which the gifted player was held by the people of the town and beyond.
The launch took place in Oriel Park prior to Dundalk’s 1-1 draw with Bohemians on Friday night and was attended by Tommy’s son, Thomas McConville and the organising committee.
“This has been set up by the people who cared for Tommy Mac and it will ensure that his name will be kept alive”, said Dermot Keely, a member of the committee and a former team-mate and Mac’s closest friend.
A gala night in the Lisdoo will follow the Golf Classic. All proceeds from the day will be donated to the North Louth Hospice in recognition for the the great care that Tommy received at the facility.
A team of four costs €200. Anybody wishing to enter a team in the Classic or willing to donate to the Hospice should contact members of the committee on 0868407275/0851901444. A Facebook page has also been created for the event.