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A hole in one for brain injury!


A hole in one for brain injury!

Rathfarnham’s Grange Golf Club scored a hole-in-one for our brain injury survivors! After hosting their annual Captains’ Charity Golf Day, the club raised an incredible €8,200 for our charity.

More than 200 members took part in the charity golf event. For many, it had extra special meaning ever since one of their own members suffered a brain injury last year.

A Great Captain’s Day

Captains Anne Kelly & Jim Hegarty said: “The 2018 Captain Day was a huge success this year. Thanks to a great summer, the course was in spectacular condition and all of our members came out Rathfarnham Grange Golf Club Captains present a cheque to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland CEO Barbara O'Connell and Jonathan Power Head of Fundraising. The charity event was hosted in aid of ABII after one of their own members suffered a brain injury. to support a fabulous organisation. Acquired Brain Injury Ireland has a special meaning to us. Just last year, one of our members survived a brain injury. We were delighted to have Acquired Brain Injury Ireland as our chosen charity for this event and to raise funds so more brain injury survivors can get the support they need to get back to their lives and their interests.”

In 2017, life changed for Ger Ryan when her husband Ray was suddenly struck by a brain aneurysm. A keen golfer, Ray has undergone rehabilitation and is back at the club.

Invaluable support

Ger Ryan said: “Following my husband’s brain injury, the community within Grange Golf Club really rallied around both of us which has been a huge support in his recovery. The club itself is a big family and this support was invaluable to me and my husband.”

Here at Acquired Brain Injury Ireland we are so grateful to everyone who took part in this event and thanks to the extremely generous donations from Grange Golf Club, we can help even more people get back to life in the community.

And we’re not one bit surprised this golf event exceeded all expectations…

…because the Grange Golf Club is home to former Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley after all!



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