As promised by ‘the bucket crew’ from Castleisland RFC the Palliative Care Unit of the Kerry Hospice Foundation was the beneficiary of its half of the innovative ‘Split The Bucket Draw’ on its first event of 2019.
The presentation of the cheque was made last week by club representative, Denis Cronin to Jack Shanahan, Chairman of the Castleisland branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation.
Increase in Prize-Money
The ongoing Split the Bucket draw is having a very positive effect on the facilities at Castleisland RFC and day to day running of the club according to chairman, Dan Casey.
The popularity and success of the draw can be gauged by the increase in the prize-money from the first week in September launch to last Saturday night’s draw – incidentally both were held in Kearney’s Bar.
Grown from €592 to €1,220
That first draw on September 7th yielded €592 for Maria Sheehan from Brosna – while, in last Saturday night’s round, Melissa and Selina O’Grady benefited from their €2 investment to the tune of: €1,243.
Pat Jameson was the first winner to break the €1,000 mark when his envelope emerged from the drum and with it winnings of €1,220.
Winnings Heading for €30,000
Since it began, the winnings have almost reached the €30,000 mark in the general locality and that’s likely to continue its upward spiral as the popularity of the concept continues in the same direction.
The club buckets can be found in all the pubs locally and in shops throughout the area.
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.
To date, close on €30,000 has been won by locals in the various public houses where the draws are held weekly.
The Winners’ Circle
Maria Sheehan won €592 at Kearney’s Bar on 07/09/2018; Oorla Casey won €499 at Browne’s Bar on 14/09/2018; Joe O’Callaghan won €713 at The Fountain Bar on 22/09/2018; Mike O’Halloran won €961 at Tom McCarthy’s Bar on 28/09/2018; Pat Jameson won €1,220 at Hughes’ Bar on 05/10/2018; Timmy Murphy won €1,213 at Fagin’s Bar on 12/10/2018; Denis Trant won €1,408 at The Half Barrel Bar on 20/10/2018; Louise Joyce won €1,335 at The Shoemaker’s Bar on 26/10/2018; Dave Geaney won €1,328 at The Halfway Bar on 02/11/2018; Paul McCarthy won €1,357 at Browne’s Bar on 09/11/2018; Jerry Courtney won €1,326 at Fleming’s Bar on 16/11/2018; Amy O’Sullivan won €1,437 at Kearney’s Bar on 23/11/2018; Sandra Young won €1,275 at The Fountain Bar on 30/11/2018; Anne Curtin won €1,291 at Tom McCarthy’s Bar on 07/12/2018; Paul Carroll won €1,284 at The Crown Bar on 14/12/2018; Denis Cronin won €1,173 at the Half Barrel Bar on 21/12/2018; Thadey Baby O’Leary won €1,106 at Hughes Bar on 29/12/2018; Derval Nic An t-Sithigh won €1,149 and the Castleisland RFC presented an equal amount to the Kerry Hospice Foundation; Dave O’Connor won €1,132 at the Shoemaker’s Bar on 11/1/2019; Sharon McEllistrim won €1,308 at Browne’s Bar on 18/1/2019; John Carty won €1,272 at the Pitch and Putt Clubhouse; Melissa and Selina O’Grady won €1,243 at Kearney’s Bar on Saturday night 2/2/2019.
The next Castleisland AFC Split the Bucket draw in on this Friday night 8th February 8th in Fagin’s.Bar.
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