Caulry GAA, County Westmeath, is hosting a novel ‘green green grass’ fertiliser draw to finance its planned facility development and improvement works to cater for growing numbers and demand on current facilities.
The club is developing a new clubhouse structure, which will consist of two new dressing rooms, a physio room, toilet facilities and a club gym located on the upper floor.
A club spokesperson told That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane:
“Due to the growing demands of our club, we regularly have two or three games hosted on one evening on our grounds and only two dressing rooms currently.”
“This fundraiser is part of a wider initiative, Lord of the Mount, where three teams are spearheading three individual fundraisers to cater for the needs of our underage and adult players.”
“As part of our latest fundraiser, Mark Malone is leading a strong agricultural team behind him of farmers from the community.”
“We chose to opt for a fertiliser draw which we hope will attract €20 donations from all over the country as fertiliser continues to be one of the dearest inputs on-farm.
“Your support of this initiative will ultimately lead to the success of this development, which will cater for our current players and the generations to come,” the spokesperson added.
Win 10t of fertiliser
You can win 10 tonnes of agri fertiliser (including delivery) for €20/ticket (€19 for a ticket and €1 processing fee) – the draw is limited to 3,499 tickets.
You can purchase tickets via this link, and the draw will close at midnight on April 23rd, 2023 or earlier if all tickets are sold out, according to the spokesperson.
On Monday, April 24th, 2023, the draw will be held at Caulry GAA Club using a random number generator and independent observers.
The fertiliser has been purchased from J Grennan & Sons Ltd, and there is also a cash option for the equivalent value (approximately €8,000) at the time of the draw, the spokesperson added.
About the GAA club:
Caurly GAA is a “growing” club in the heart of Ireland, founded in 1928 and having established a ladies’ club ten years ago, they now run under the One Club Model.
Adult teams compete in senior men’s competitions in Westmeath, and ladies compete at intermediate, having established an adult panel five years ago.
In addition, to this, the club has underage boy and girl groups across all age groups, with a “growing” membership of over 400 people.
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