Celebrities and sporting legends tee off for golf classic fundraiser



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The Marie Keating Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic returns for its 22nd year with celebrities and supporters’ teeing off for a great cause.

The 2022 Marie Keating Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic sponsored by Skechers took place on the north Palmer Course (home of the Ryder Cup, 2006) at the K-Club today.

The highly anticipated flagship event has not been held since 2019 due to Covid restrictions, which makes its 22nd year even more special.

Recognized as one of the most prestigious Irish charity golf tournaments, the event saw a host of celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment descended on the stunning surrounds of the K-Club to enjoy a day of golf followed by a gala dinner, prize giving ceremony and entertainment.

Ronan Keating hosts the event every year at which teams of three golfers are joined by a well-known teammate from the world of entertainment and sport.

Over 30 teams participated as guests got the opportunity to play with an array of high-profile international celebrities and sporting legends including Sir Steve Redgrave, Ray Houghton Ronnie Whelan, Alan Hansen, Shane Byrne, Niall Quinn, Keith Duffy, Brian McFadden, Paddy Houlihan , Bernard Brogan, Stan Boardman and Laurence Kinlan.

The event aims to raises vital funds for the Foundation’s cancer awareness and support services for men and women, with the money raised from this year’s event funding the Marie Keating Foundation’s vital lifesaving community nursing and mobile information unit service.

Speaking at the exclusive event, the Foundation’s patron and co-founder, Ronan Keating commented: “I’m delighted to be hosting the 22nd year of the Marie Keating Foundation’s golf classic here at the K-Club.

“This event has been a part of the Foundation since we set it up in 1998 and it is fantastic to be back here with everyone. The funds raised go directly back into services and allow the Foundation to continue to provide lifesaving cancer awareness and support services to people all around the country.

“This year the funds have been designated to support the Foundation’s lifesaving community nursing and mobile information services. It’s brilliant, once again, to see the support we receive from so many friends from the worlds of sport and entertainment, as well as sponsors and companies taking teams. We are, as always, so grateful.

“Our main sponsor this year is Skechers, and can I just say a massive thank you to them for their continued support but especially this year as we come out of COVID.”

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