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We are the 4 Stooges. Joel Taggart (BBC Sport NI), Liam Beckett (Ex Coleraine and Crusaders footballer and former Cliftonville manager), Albert Kirk (UTV Shoot editor, part time magician and full time socialiser) and  John O’Neill (Former Northern Ireland international footballer). We all work in the local Northern Ireland sports media now in one way or another, have been friends for many years and enjoy our golf. We decided to take part in Macmillan's longest day golf challenge because we thought that between the 4 of us, we’re bound to have 1 good hole. But we do have some other reasons. Albert was diagnosed in March 2009 with colon cancer. He had an operation to remove the tumour in May 2009, chemotherapy up until Xmas 2009. Thankfully he didn’t lose his famous flowing blonde locks and believes his positive attitude helped to get him back to health and strength. A mutual friend has also just had surgery to remove a tumour from his throat. These 2 events have inspired us to raise awareness and money for Macmillan Cancer Support. If you would like to help please donate as much as you can to a very worthy cause. We are also looking for a caddy or 2 to come and keep us company on Friday June 21 at Galgorm Castle golf club, home to the NI Open Challenge later this year. If that’s something you’d like to do then contact Joel on Twitter @TaggartJoel or by email joeltaggart@me.com .

Lots of laughs guaranteed, so please dig deep and donate now.

Updates 1

Big thanks to 4 times European Tour winner Michael Hoey who took time out of his busy schedule to support our challenge. Also thanks to Andrew Morris Golf, Galgorm Manor and Galgorm Castle Golf Clib who have been very generous and supportive.

14/06/13 23:29

Raising money for

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.

Donations 73

well done Joel and guys

Donation by Keith Norris on 11/09/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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What should I do with this golf buggy I accidentally took home ? Well done lads !

Donation by Michael McNamee on 24/07/13

Well done to the Four Stooges for completing the Longest Day challenge and for excellent fundraising for cancer care. All the best - Alan and Lynne Davidson

Donation by Anonymous on 21/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well Done guys!

Donation by Terry @ Belmore Court on 19/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

a great cause

Donation by Kate and Bil Law on 05/07/13

£50.00

Any excuse to get the clubs out!!

Donation by Barry hunter on 05/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

WELL DONE TO PLAYERS AND CADDIES

Donation by rOSIE MCCREA on 03/07/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

well done

Donation by Eimear McCarragher on 03/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

A great achievement, well done

Donation by Parkhall Integrated College* on 03/07/13

£85.00

+ £21.25 Gift Aid

Couldn't even walk 72, never mind play them! Well done all :)

Donation by Maurice Jay on 01/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done everyone. Great effort for a great charity. Joel plays 72 holes a day anyway does he not??

Donation by Chris Brunt on 29/06/13

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Well done Joel

Donation by Andy Mathieson on 29/06/13

£20.00

Well done Joel! Always good to support a cause like McMillan!

Donation by Michael Hoey on 28/06/13

Donation by Chris Morgan on 24/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done to all the Guys involved, fantastic achievement and all for an excellent cause!!! Gareth Morton

Donation by Gareth Morton on 24/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done guys, great achievement, superb cause!

Donation by David and Kerry Currie on 23/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done to all..am sure was tough but enjoyable in the end.! Worthy cause. Whitey BUFC

Donation by w anderson on 22/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Sorry didn't realise you was so close to your target here's the rest to make it up. Cheers

Donation by Grant McCann on 22/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 22/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done lads 11 Birdies?? few bandits about that's for sure. Great cause.

Donation by Anonymous on 22/06/13

£110.00

+ £27.50 Gift Aid

Well done lads, great effort, great cause!

Donation by M TAYLOR on 21/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Wish I could have caddied for you guys of an evening! Huge congrats, great achievement x

Donation by Claire on 21/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 21/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 21/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 21/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,314.72
  • Offline donations£1,605.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,919.72
  • Gift Aid£476.75

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