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RCSI Raises EURO 35,000 in Aid of Surgical Research at 21st Annual Golf Classic

03 July 2009

Euro 35,000 was raised in aid of surgical research at RCSI’s 21st Annual Golf Classic yesterday at Luttrellstown Castle Resort.   The 18 hole championship course, designed by Tom Mac Kenzie and Donald Steel whose work includes St Andrews amongst others, set the scene for a very competitive outing of 28 teams and 112 golfers .   This fantastic show of support produced five winning teams with John Diviney of RCSI receiving first prize, followed by Gannon Homes (2nd), Intuition (3rd), Moore Cleaning Services (4th) and Typetec Ireland Limited (5th).Bernard Cahill who presented the prizes to the winning teams was delighted with the amount raised. 

Pictured are Gannon Homes Limited, winners of 2nd prize Paddy Kavanagh, Michael McNamara, Michael Anglim and Martin Jordan

Pictured is The winning team – left to right:  John Diviney RCSI, Tom Mulcahy AIB, Walter Coakley and Robbie Hennebery AIB

RCSI has been at the forefront of surgical care in Ireland.  Surgical practice and the role of surgery is experiencing rapid change in its provision of care to patients. The convergence of pharmaceuticals and medical devices into innovative health technologies, the replacement or regeneration of organs and tissues, the potential for scarless surgery and the use of robotics represent an exciting challenge for the future of surgery. A vibrant R&D programme in surgery can assure that patients gain access to the latest in technological advances as soon as possible while at the same time assuring that the necessary skills, training and infrastructure is in place to safely reconfigure practice.

Pictured is BCM Hanby Wallace,  Colin Sainsbury, Brian Barrett, Eoin Whelan & Jonathan O’Connell

Pictured is Nuparc Limited,  Stephen Murphy, Brian Flood, Dan Flood and Tom Pitt