The IRFU ‘Your Club, Your Country’ initiative, in association with Energia, has helped clubs to raise €640,560 through this year’s draw bring the total raised via the initiative to over €5.7 million raised by clubs for clubs since the draw began in 2011.
The IRFU, in conjunction, with its partners supply the prizes for the draw, ensuring clubs reap the maximum benefit and can raise up to €10,000 from the fundraising scheme.
The IRFU ‘Your Club, Your Country” Grand Draw took place this morning in Aviva Stadium officiated by IRFU Senior Vice President Des Kavanagh, and Energia Managing Director Customer Solutions Gary Ryan with independent auditor Aidan Connaughton of Grant Thornton.
The first prize ticket – a trip to Australia in 2020 to follow the Ireland team – was sold by Loughrea RFC. The ten winning tickets came from ten different clubs – Loughrea, Portlaoise, Scariff, Shannon, NUIG, Dolphin, Connemara, Virginia, Longford and Malahide. A separate draw operates for clubs in Northern Ireland.
IRFU Senior Vice President Des Kavanagh, commented,
“Clubs across the country have again maximised the fundraising power of the IRFU ‘Your Club Your Country’ initiative. With over €5.7 million raised by clubs for clubs through the draw since 2011 the success of the initiative continues to bring value to clubs as they invest in the services that they deliver to their members and wider communities.”
Your Club, Your Country – 2019 Prizes & Winners
- Follow the Ireland Rugby Team on their Summer Tour in Australia in 2020 – Return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for two persons – compliments of Vodafone. Ticket Number: 061651 – Sold by Loughrea RFC
- €5,000 Holiday – Holiday voucher worth up to €5,000 – compliments of Energia. Ticket Number: 023438 sold by Portlaoise RFC
- VIP Trip to England v Ireland in the 2020 Guinness Six Nations with the IRFU Patrons Club – Return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets for Twickenham Stadium and spending allowance for two persons – compliments of Canterbury. Ticket Number: 046304 sold by Scariff RFC
- VIP trip to France v Ireland in the 2020 Guinness Six Nations – Return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets for Stade de France and spending allowance for two persons – compliments of Volkswagen. Ticket Number: 047786 sold by Shannon RFC
- Experience Business Class Service with Aer Lingus – Transatlantic business class return flights to East Coast routes with Aer Lingus for two persons – compliments of Aer Lingus. Ticket Number: 129686 sold by Dolphin RFC
- 2020 Galway Races VIP Package – Corporate hospitality at the Galway races and overnight hotel accommodation for two persons – compliments of Guinness. Ticket Number: 090507 sold by NUIG RFC
- Aldi Shopping Voucher – Voucher to the value of €2000 – compliments of Aldi. Ticket Number: 097526 sold by Connemara RFC
- State-of-the-Art Home Entertainment System – Flat screen TV and surround sound equipment to the value of €1,500 – compliments of Aviva Home Insurance. Ticket Number: 049374 sold by Virgina RFC
- Elverys Shopping Voucher – Voucher to the value of €1000 – compliments of Elverys. Ticket Number: 044055 sold by Longford RFC
- VIP package to all three Guinness Six Nations matches in Aviva Stadium – compliments of The Hospitality Partnership. Ticket Number: 062970 sold by Malahide RFC