The 2012 inaugural McSorley’s Hennessy Cup Classic was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida recently to benefit the Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team in memory of Eamonn Hennessy by his dear from Simon Kearney, of Fort Lauderdale and formerly of Fenagh, County Carlow.
One hundred thirty-six golfers participated in the Cup Classic, many of whom travelled from New York and Ireland for the event that took place on March 8, hosted at the newly renovated Jacaranda Country Club in Plantation, Florida. The first Cup winners were the Irish team, and the trophy will be displayed in Langton’s.
A bingo night was also organised in Langton’s ballroom to contribute to the overall fund.
The Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team was chosen as the benefiting charity because of the exceptional care given to Eamonn Hennessy during his short illness, and also the care given to Simon’s father, Simon Kearney Snr.
The Hennessy/ Langton family offered their sincere thanks to Simon Kearney for his tireless efforts in organising and making the tournament such a success. They also offered special thanks to Eamon Langton, Dick Lyons (of New York and formerly of Kilkenny), Henry Holden (of New York and formerly of Kilkenny) and all those who participated, sponsored and travelled to Florida.
“We are overwhelmed by the amount raised of over €50,000, which we know will go to great use in the Home Care service,” the said.
The 2013 McSorley/ Hennessy Cup Classic will be hosted at the Mount Juliet Golf Course.