Baby Shea ‘inspiration’ behind impressive £15k fundraising total

May 24, 2011

Baby Shea Murphy from Glassdrummond was the inspiration behind the very successful Golf Classic held in Cloverhill Golf Club, Mullaghbawn on Saturday 14th May.

During last year eighteen-month-old Shea was a patient in the Clark Clinic in the Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children where he underwent three heart operations and received excellent care.

To help raise funds for the Children’s Heartbeat Trust, which supports the Clark Clinic, Shea’s family and friends organised a number of events including the Golf Classic and a coffee morning, held earlier this month in Happy Faces Daycare Centre in Glassdrummond, at which £1,830 was raised.

Despite poor weather conditions last weekend, the Golf Classic was an enormous success with 56 participating teams, raising the impressive sum of £13,195.

Coupled with the proceeds from the coffee morning, an overall total of £15,025 has been donated to The Children’s Heartbeat Trust.

This very worthy charity helps to fund top quality medical equipment and initiatives, ensuring that children with heart disease in Northern Ireland receive the best possible treatment. The charity has recently helped to fund the Clark Clinic’s Heartbeat Suite which allows cardiologists to communicate with experts in other hospitals via modern tele-medicine technologies. The suite is also used to consult with patients and their families in their own homes.

The family travelled to the RVH on Friday to hand over the cheque to Dr Brian Grant, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at Clark Clinic.

The Murphy and Traynor families have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the people in this community and would like to thank most sincerely all those who supported the event in any way – those who baked for or attended the Coffee Morning, those who played in the Golf Classic, those who offered donations and the many businesses that provided sponsorship (listed below).  They would particularly like to thank Cloverhill Golf Club for the use of such excellent facilities and golf professional Barry Trainor for facilitating the ‘beat-the-pro’ competition. Finally, Aidan and Joanne Murphy wish to extend a very special word of thanks to their family and friends who worked tirelessly on the day and whose efforts ensured that this event was successful.

The winning team on the day was Cathal Hughes, Henry McCrink, Shane Muckian and Seamus McParland.

Winner of ‘Closest To The Pin’ was Ollie Reel and the winner of ‘Longest Drive’ was Paul Convery.

All team photographs from the event can be downloaded or viewed online at the following address:


Sincere appreciation is extended to the sponsors of the Golf Classic, Coffee Morning and those who made donations:

Main Sponsor: O’ Hanlon & Farrell Contracts, Newry; Donnelly Wholesale, Balbriggan; Damian Rock Financial Planning, Newry; Dorsey Motor Works, Dorsey; Millinery by Mairead, Creggan; Brea’s Alterations, Silverbridge; Francis McNally Contracts, Camlough; Shane Rock Tiling, Newtownhamilton; Watters Electrical, Culloville; Ulster Bank, Armagh; Murphy Bros, Carrickasticken; Sepa Enterprises, Dundalk; Martin McQuillan Fruit & Veg; Mourne Windows, Hilltown; Newage Electrical, Newry; Tumble Tots Day Nursery, Carrickrovaddy; Red Fellas Bar, Glassdrummond; Newlough Joinery, Camlough; Donnelly Quarries, Silverbridge; Energy Lighting Ireland, Silverbridge; Quigley Motors, Silverbridge; McDonnell, McNamee, Duffy Solicitors; Kingspan Insulation, Ireland; Happy Faces Nursery, Glassdrummond; Bistro, Crossmaglen; KM Gas, Newtownhamilton; Cloverhill Golf Club, Mullaghbawn; A & L Plastering, Newry, Co. Down; Pro Golf Shop, Newry; Concra Wood Golf Club, Castleblaney; Headfort Golf Club, Meath; Ballymascanlon Hotel, Dundalk; Killin Golf Club, Dundalk; Barry Trainor Golf Pro, Warrenpoint; Banbridge Golf club, Co. Down; Greenore Golf Club, Co. Louth; Caman Hurls, Ballymena; Eugene Duffy Construction Ltd, Creggan; FK Lowry Piling, Belfast; Abbey Grammer School, Newry; Atlas Financial Planning, Newry; Kelly’s Golf Centre, Burren; Boots, The Marshes, Dundalk; Murduck Building Merchants, Ireland; Floral Expressions, Keady; Embers Restaurant, Armagh; Kane Heating, Castlewellan; Alternative Heat, Castlewellan; Murphy’s Shop, Glassdrummond; Mc Entee Catering, Crossmaglen; Super bites, Crossmaglen; Dawson Wam Piling, Belfast; Parkview Provisions, Newry; Freeza Meats, Newry; Turkington Windows, Portadown; St. Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen; Back House Pharmacy, Dundalk; Brookvent Ltd, Dunmurry; Tommy Mc Quillian Contracts, Belfast; Riverside Service Station, Camlough; E & M Coogan, Killeen; Slane Coach Hire, Newtownhamilton; Windsorhill Physiotherapy, Newry; Kingspan Environmental, Ireland; Dan Mc Kernan Electrical, Newry; Crosby’s Butchers , Crossmaglen; Dermot McDonnell Painting, Belleeks; Ciaran Lennon Windows, Dorsey; Trussworld, Carrickfergus; Moran CCTV, Dundalk; Moneen Filling Station, Belfast; Kilsaran Quarry Products, Ireland; Velux Skylights & Solar Products; Salvage Direct, Silverbridge; Hi-Tec Signs, Newry; Quinn Building Products, Co. Cavan; Silverbridge Wholesale, Silverbridge; Leo Bloomfield Formwork, Newry; Coole Fuels, Tullydonnell; Armagh Mourne Gas, Culloville; Joe Kernan & Sons Letting & Management; Camlough Computer Centre, Camlough; Loughran Rock Industries, Clady; Liam Davidson Tipper Hire, Newtownhamilton; Hanna Mechanical Services, Carryduff; Mickey Smith Butchers, Camlough; Culloville House Bar & Off Licence; D-Scaff, Newry, Co. Down; Keystone Lintels and Skylights, Ireland; Joe Kernan & Sons Property Services; Mac Wholesale, Newry; B Reel Motors, Silverbridge; East Coast Fuels, Culloville; Giovani Lupari Roofing, Magerafelt; Newry Road Filling Station, Crossmaglen; Creggan Granite, Ravensdale; John Mc Shane Milk, Crossmaglen; SG Scaffolding, Camlough; Priority Truck Parts, Silverbridge; Tri-heat, Ballymena; Jons Civil Engineering, Duleek; Romtech, Craigavon; Clarke Wholesale, Killeen; NK Fencing, Carrickfergus; Private Donations.