Pauline Memorial Golf Classic for Diabetes Ireland

Pauline Memorial Golf Classic for Diabetes Ireland


The cheque presentation from last years event

The family of the late Pauline Cooney are holding their annual Golf Classic on Saturday June 9th, in the Rathbane Golf Club in Limerick to raise much needed funds for Diabetes Ireland. 

Pauline, from Shannon, Co. Clare, passed away on March 17th 2014 due to complications of living decades with diabetes. This event, which is in its third year, is organised by members of Pauline’s family to honour her memory and to raise much needed funds for all the work that Diabetes Ireland do to raise awareness about diabetes.

The Cooney family would love to hear from people who would like to team up to play the 18 holes in Rathbane Golf Club but would also appreciate businesses Sponsoring a tee box, Sponsoring a prize for the winning teams or Makeing a donation to the Clare branch of Diabetes Ireland.

All proceeds go to Clare branch of Diabetes Ireland. Diabetes Ireland is a national registered charity; CHY 6906.

Since 1967, Diabetes Ireland has been the national charity dedicated to helping people with diabetes. They achieve this by providing support, education and motivation to everyone affected by diabetes. Diabetes Ireland also raises public awareness of diabetes and its symptoms and funds research into finding a cure for diabetes.

If you would like more information about the event or to donate prizes please contact Gerry Cooney, telephone number 086 246 7650 or email Mike O’Grady


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.