Rugby Club to Split the First Bucket of 2019 with Hospice

Castleisland RFC members pictured as the prepared for their Split the Bucket launch at the Shoemaker’s Bar at the end of August. Included are: Nóirín Uí Chathasigh, Derek O’Connell, Brian Horgan, Dan Casey, Denis Reidy and Colm Nolan. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Timmy Murphy (left) and Jerry Courtney are among the popular winners of the Castleisland Rugby Club’s Split the Bucket fundraiser. They won close on €1,400 each on different nights. ©Photographs: John Reidy

The Palliative Care Unit of the Kerry Hospice Foundation will be the beneficiary of Castleisland Rugby Club’s half of the innovative ‘Split The Bucket Draw’ on its first event of 2019 which will take place in early January.

Our Way of Saying Thank You

“This is our way of thanking everyone who has supported our fundraising efforts to date and to the pubs, retailers and restaurants who have facilitate us on an ongoing basis. It is also, of course, our way of showing support for a very worthy cause,” arsa Nóirín Uí Chathasaigh, honorary club secretary.

Very Beneficial Impact

The ongoing draw is also having a very beneficial impact on the facilities and day to day running of the club according to chairman, Dan Casey.

“Thanks to the overwhelming response from the communities around to the draw we are able to get things done and make improvements for all our players from juvenile to senior. Every bob we make goes into the development of club facilities.

Hugely Popular Winners

“When we launched this idea at the end of August we thought we’d be doing great if we got in €200 every week.

“But we’re now up to €1,300 and the public has really thrown its support in behind us.

“We had a couple of hugely popular winners as well along the way. There were great celebrations on the nights Timmy Murphy and Jerry Courtney won and the draw nights themselves are great fun and we look forward to them.

“We’ve had winners from Ballymac and Brosna and that’s great too as the club here caters for players from all the surrounding parishes and they’re great supporters of club activity,” said Chairman Casey.

The club buckets can be found in all the venues outlined above. You just put your €2 in the envelope with your name and telephone number and pop it into the bucket and wait for the call.

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