Message from Geri Hickey [Draw Co-Ordinator]
When the Hurlers Co-Op Draw was initially set up in 1982 I am sure no one envisaged that it would still be taking place in 2015.
In the last thirty-three years the Draw has become a Co-Op in every sense of the word with individuals and clubs all working together with a single focus – the development of GAA within their club and their county.
Every person who buys a ticket is contributing to this ongoing success and to the development of their own club and to GAA in County Kilkenny.
The Hurlers Co-Op Draw continues to give value for money. The ticket costs €50 for 5 draws with a cash alternative to all the top prizes.
From the very first ticket your club sells, it is funding the facilities in your local parish as well as contributing to development at County level.
Take time to stop and see how the facilities have developed and improved through your ongoing effort and dedication – no more togging out in the ditch or behind the car on a cold winters night. Today people demand high standards and it is up to you to ensure your club meets their expectations.
We need your support again in 2015. We are asking you to help us ensure the upkeep of the existing clubhouses and pitches and provide for the continued development of the facilities.
Thank you & Good Luck!
Message from Ned Quinn – [Chairman Kilkenny GAA]
Is cuis athais domsa mar Cathaoirleach Coiste Contae Cill Chainnigh failte a chur romhat do crannchur 2015 agus tugam cuireadh duit a bheith pairteach ann im mbliana.
As Chairman of Kilkenny GAA County Board I am delighted to invite you to participate in the 2015 Hurlers Co Op Draw. This year marks the 33rd year of the draw which is organised on a cooperative basis to benefit both the Clubs of our County and Kilkenny County Board.
Down through the years the proceeds from this draw have helped fund many of the excellent developments that clubs throughout the county have embarked on and continues to be an extremely important source of revenue for them.
At County Board level the revenue from the draw has been retained for Capital expenditure and has been of enormous importance in allowing us to continue with the redevelopment of Nowlan Park where we have just completed the installation of a state of the art Media Centre in Ardan Breathnach at the O’Loughlin Road side of the ground that includes facilities for seven radio stations, upwards of thirty newspaper reporters and a TV studio. Further work planned for this year includes the doubling of the number of wheelchair spaces available in Ardan De Gras and the redevelopment of the area adjacent to Ardan O Cearbhaill.
The success of the draw in each of the previous thirty two years has been made possible by the willingness of club members to go out and sell the tickets on behalf of their own clubs and I commend and sincerely thank each and every one of them for their efforts in doing so while asking them to continue this great work again this year.
Sincere thanks is also due to the Piltown club where the draw originated and to Draw coordinator Gerri Hickey who leaves no stone unturned in her efforts to maximise the sale of tickets to the greatest extent possible.
The cost of each ticket in the draw which is completely risk free to all clubs remains at €50 again this year with a minimum return to each club of €25 per ticket sold rising to a possible
€33 per ticket when additional sales targets are achieved.
We are currently enjoying a golden era of success at both club and county level and I appeal to the generosity of all GAA followers to support the Hurlers Co Op Draw this year and
thus play your part in ensuring the continuation of the great work that is being done for the promotion of Gaelic Games in every club in our county.
Eamon Ó Coinn
Cathaoirleach Coiste Contae Cill Chainnigh.
1st – 4th Draws
1st Prize Car valued €12,500* or cash €10,500
2nd prize A holiday of choice valued €2,500 or cash €2,000
3rd Prize Castlemartyr Resort (Value €600) 2 nights inclusive of breakfast and a 5-course meal for 2 on one evening
4th Prize Monart Spa Hotel, Wexford (value € 550) 2 nights bed and full Irish breakfast on both mornings plus one evening meal for 2 people
5th Prize Kellys Hotel, Rosslare Strand (value €550) 2 nights bed and full Irish breakfast on both mornings plus one evening meal for 2 people
6th Prize Cash €500
7th – 8th Prize Cash €400
9th Prize Waterford Castle Garden Lodge (value €350) 2 nights self catering accommodation for up to 6 people
10th – 11th Prize Cash €300
12th – 13th Prize Cash €250
14th – 19th Prize Cash €200
20th – 25th Prize Cash €150
26th – 30th Prize Cash €100
1st – 7th Prize Cash €1,000
8th Prize Castlemartyr Resort (Value €600) 2 nights inclusive of breakfast and a 5-course meal for 2 on one evening
9th Prize Monart Spa Hotel, Wexford (value €550) 2 nights bed and full Irish breakfast on both mornings plus one evening meal for 2 people
10th Prize Kellys Hotel, Rosslare Strand (value €550) 2 nights bed and full Irish breakfast on both mornings plus one evening meal for 2 people
11th -20th Prize Cash €500
21st – 22nd Prize Cash €400
23rd Prize Waterford Castle Garden Lodge (value €350) 2 nights self catering accommodation for up to 6 people
24th Prize Cash €300
25th Prize Cash €250
26th – 28th Prize Cash €200
29th – 31st Prize Cash €150
32nd – 40th Prize Cash €100
Special Draw for Clubs €5,000*
Each Draw night there will be a Special Draw for €1,000 (5 draws in total)*. Clubs will be issued with one ticket, in the Clubs name, for every 50 tickets sold. These tickets will then be entered into a Special Draw on the night of each draw for a single prize of €1,000. Seller of 1st Prize (monthly) – €100
For every ticket sold the club benefits as follows:
1 – 100 €25 per ticket
101 – 200 €27 per ticket
201 – 300 €30 per ticket
301 + €33 per ticket
In addition a club will receive 10 free tickets for every 100 sold.