Woman awarded €275,000 after being hit on head at Bray golf course

A female golfer who suffered a stroke after being hit on the head with a golf ball at a Bray golf course in 2009 has been awarded €274,685 in damages.

Mary Brennan, 56, from Cabinteely, was standing on the balcony of the Old Conna Golf Club when a wayward shot from fellow golfer Patrick Trundle, struck her on the head.

Ms Brennan suffered a stroke a few days after the incident. In handing down his judgement, Justice Michael Peart, strongly criticised attempts made by the defendant’s insurers who had tried to establish that Ms. Brennan had exaggerated her complaints.

He awarded Ms Brennan a total of €274,685 which included €80,000 for past pain and suffering and €110,000 for future pain and suffering. He also allowed €25,000 for future medical treatment costs and said his overall award included €59,685 which had already been paid out under Ms Brennan’s VHI policy.

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