Norrie Quinlan (seated 3rd left) presenting a cheque for €1,320 (proceeds of Duhallow Vintage Club road run) to Cait McCarthy from Marymount Hospice, also seated are, l-r: Diane Carey, Esther O'Sullivan, Mairead O'Sullivan, Aidan O'Sullivan and Ann Relihan. The presentation took place at Norrie's residence in Castletownroche on Tuesday evening last. (John Ahern)

Businessman, tradesman, publican and vintage enthusiast Tom Quinlan, is still fondly remembered by his family and wide circle of friends. 

Some of these friends include members of Duhallow Vintage Club who were delighted to be part of a fundraising run that helped raise vital funds for Marymount Hospice in Cork.

Following the run (Fermoy to Mallow) on Sunday, 2nd April, the Tom Quinlan Memorial Cup was presented to David Dwane from Kildorrery, the proud owner of a magnificent 1962 Consul 375.

The event succeeded in raising €1,320 and this money was handed over in Castletownroche last Tuesday evening. Tom’s partner Norrie, presented the cheque to Marymount’s Cait McCarthy.

Cait thanked everyone involved in the run and assured those present that the money would be put to good and productive use. She praised the work being done by the staff of Marymount and said the dignity afforded to patients was a great source of comfort to those who were ill and their loved ones.

Speaking on behalf of Duhallow Vintage Club, PRO John O’Sullivan said he and his colleagues were delighted to be able to assist Marymount while at the same time, honouring the memory of the late Tom Quinlan.