FUNDRAISER: Launching the Killarney Rugby Club ‘Split The Bucket’ fundraiser from left were: Eamonn Maguire, Tony Dunne (Data Officer), Ger Moynihan (Chairman) and Liam Murphy (PRO). Picture: Eamonn Keogh
Killarney RFC have a new and exciting fundraiser up and running called ‘Split the Bucket’, a weekly draw where entrants can win money for only €2.
They will have buckets at various venues around Killarney – bars, restaurants, shops – simply place your €2 into the envelope at the venue, write your name and phone on the envelope and you could possibly ‘Split the Bucket’. Draws will take place on Sunday evenings and will be shown live on Facebook.
“The beauty of this draw is that there is also a prize for the serving staff who gave out the winning envelope, so there is a very nice incentive for the venues to get involved,” Liam Murphy, club PROtold the Killarney Advertiser.
“As each entrant puts the name of the server/barperson etc., onto the envelope, that person can win 10 percent of the total brought in each week. We then split the remaining money 50/50 between the winner and the club. So, each week we actually have two winners!”
This weekend marks the 4th weekend of the draw, he added.
“The first draw took place at the Golden Nugget in Fossa with Frank Culloty winning a cool €394, while barman Kevin Kelliher of The Shire won €87. The second draw was won by Dominic Dixon who won €320, while Pat, the barman at the Killarney Avenue won €70. Last Saturday night the draw took place at the Killarney Avenue as the Cup Final was on Sunday and David Kerins won €346, while barman Niall Woulfewon the seller’s prize. A different bar will be the venue each week and we will announce the details across our social media platforms.”
The ‘Split the Bucket’ draw is a new fundraiser for Killarney RFC, whose Seniors won the Martin O’Sullivan Cup at Irish Independent Park last weekend.
Recently Club Captain Peter Kelly was awarded Munster Rugby Volunteer of the Month while their Minis section is the current Munster Rugby Minis Club of the Season.
“The club has recently redeveloped the main and juvenile pitches at our home in Aghadoe, spending over €120,000 on the pitches, and next season we will have pitches to rival any,” he said.
“To this end we kicked off a ‘Sponsor a Sod’ fundraiser last summer which has been successful, and now the ‘Split the Bucket’ fundraiser aims to raise funds for the club.”
If you would like any more information, check out their website at www.krfc.club/split-the-bucket for more details.
“Get your €2 in now – check out our website for a comprehensive list of venues.”