Friday 21 June saw the 17th iteration of the London Irish Academy Golf Day at Ealing Golf Club, with all proceeds raised directly supporting the club’s Academy.

The annual event, which saw all entrants enjoy a full Irish breakfast before teeing off, had 34 teams enter, the most of any Academy Golf Day.

“We had 136 Golfers going out and this golf day has been full for the last seven weeks” said London Irish President Mick Crossan.

“At least 80% of the participants return year after year, so the support is fantastic. Ealing Golf Club really set themselves up for us on this day. The course is always in magnificent condition, and today we have had a glorious day for golf. The course is in pristine condition so a big thank you for everyone at Ealing Golf Club for what they do.  As much as this is a big day for us, it is a big day for the golf club as well.”

To complement the golf, there were two halfway houses along the course serving draughts and lagers and the 14th hole provided a taste of Italy’s finest cheeses, meats and wines.

Every year the London Irish Academy Player of the Year award is presented, and this year’s recipient of the James Naughton Memorial Trophy was Ben Loader. The trophy was presented to Ben by James’ father John Naughton.

Ben joins of long list of players who have gone on to receive this award. “The players that have won of Academy Player of the Year Award over the years, the Armitage brothers, Shane Geraghty to name a few. Ben Loader has won this year’s award which is fantastic.” Crossan continued.

“We know the great history London Irish has of bringing young talent through and this Academy Golf Day really help in continuing the success. It’s a fantastic event and we get great support every year, and in doing so, raise good money and awareness of our Academy.”

London Irish would thank the following individuals & companies for supporting the fundraising golf day.

Powerday plc

Island Exhibitions Ltd

VGC Group Ltd

BCC Hire

Barry Morgan Ltd

Surfbuild Ltd

Coyle Personnel Plc

Reel Estates Eastcote

John Nicholson

Cara Stationary Ltd

Getjar Ltd / Atlantic Contracts

The Irish World

Ealing Golf Club

Base Build Services

Teevan & Moore Ltd

James Mohar Classical Framing

Bernardo La Gaffe Restaurant

Kylemore Services Ltd

Thames Materials Ltd

Bridget Bones

Hanwell Town F.C

Keltbray Ltd

R Duffy & Daughters

M Teevan Hire

Daval Construction

Kerry London / Kelliher Insurance Group

Brent Cross Commercials Ltd

Mike Gibson

Brendan Reynolds

Foxhills Golf Resort

Workers Guild

Falcon Green

Turmec Engineering  (Ireland)

Newbridge Risk Partners LLP

Brebners Accountants

Langan’s Restaurant

Austin Reynolds Limited

J&L Carpentry

Hazelwood Community Co

Original Door Company

J Coffey Construction Ltd

Uk Recruiting

O’Neill & Brennan Construction

John Wheeler

Suez Group

M.P. Moran & Sons Ltd

Laing O’Rourke

McGinley Logistics & Construction

Cavendish Professionals

Copthorne Millennium Hotel

Panda / WSR Recycling

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