An Ríocht Athletic Club’s 50/50 Draw is Up and Running

Tom O’Leary, An Ríocht AC 50/50 Draw treasurer about to present a cheque for €450 to Anne Boyle on behalf of the O’Connor Sisters, Brosna and Boston syndicate.

A new, weekly fundraising club draw has entered the consciousness of the Castleisland area.

Like many of the clubs and organisations in the town, An Ríocht Athletic Club caters for a broad hinterland and its impressive range of facilities and grounds are in constant need of maintenance and upkeep.

The club carried out a widely welcomed resurfacing and tarmacing of a section of its well used pathway from just west of the clubhouse down to the Crageens bridge.

Appeal for Support

Now the draw organisers, Joe Walsh and Tom O’Leary are urging people in their area of coverage to support their An Ríocht 50/50 Draw.

The funds from this will go to completing the resurfacing of the path which skirts the clubhouse and track and takes in the river walk where the River Maine, in its infancy, meets An Sean Abhainn and they head off in harmony towards Castlemaine.

An Ríocht AC 50/50 draw is being, unashamedly, run on much the same lines as the Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Draw.

Increasing Levels of Participation

The parallels are that both clubs are catering for increasing levels of participation from youth in sport from hill and valley around here and they need the support these draws provide.

An Ríocht, in its capacity as guardians of the town park, can claim that it’s improving its outdoor facilities and paths and thereby catering for all ages and levels of mobility.

Envelopes and Boxes Available

All the An Ríocht AC 50/50 Draw equipment, including envelopes and boxes can be found in places like: Castleisland Post office; Costello’s Shoe Shop; Centra; Walsh Bros. Electrical; An Ríocht AC; Phil Horan’s Shop; Denis Cronin’s; Tom McCarthy’s Central Bar; Fagin’s Bar and more draw boxes will be places in new venues over the coming week or so – and its draws are made on Monday mornings at various venues.

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