The season may be ended, but there’s still lots to do! The Club continues its fundraising efforts, with the focus now firmly on the refurbishment and development of the dressing rooms and player facilities. We are appealing to all members and friends of Sligo RFC to donate any saleable items, vouchers, hampers or services to the club. Please contact Peter Gillespie 087 859 5731 or any other club member with your commitments. The auction will take place at 2pm on Sunday 19th May in the clubhouse.
The Coney Island Challenge will take place on Sunday 13th October this year and will be run by Sligo RFC. Registration for the 10 mile and 10 km runs, as well as the 10 km walk will be opening soon.
Efforts continue within the club to raise the much-needed funds for the development of the clubhouse. The Club Auction will take place on 28th April in the Glasshouse. Anyone with items to be donated to the auction, should contact any club committee member.
A big thank you to all those who organised the draw this year and to the sponsors of the prizes. Here are the results:
1st. Jack Young
Holiday for 4 in Portugal
Seller Harry Young
2nd. Michael Schoen
2 night break in Mespil hotel
Seller Keelan Schoen
3rd. Billy Roe
€150 hamper Cosgrove Centra
Seller Aoife G
4th. Daniel Mc Niffe
€100 voucher Driftwood restaurant Rosses Point
Seller Jake Mc Niffe
5th. Sharon Marshall
€100 voucher Riverbank Restaurant Dromahair
Seller Jasmine Morgan
6th. Aisling Burrows
Sunday Lunch for 2 adults & 2 children in Radisson Sligo
Seller Ryan Burrows
7th. John Lewis
Weekend passes for 2 to Sea Sessions
Seller Cillian Murphy
Raffle cards are in circulation among club members for the latest fundraiser to develop facilities in the club. First prize is an incredible one-week holiday for four in a villa in Portugal. Tickets are priced at €2 each. The draw will take place in the Clubhouse on 23rd March after the Sligo V M.U. Barnhall All-Ireland League match.
Individual tickets are also available. To find out more please visit www.irfucharitabletrust.com
Time to turn back the clock and go back to the rugby club disco. The Back to the 80s Big Christmas Party will take place on Saturday 15th December from 9.30pm ‘til very late, with prizes for the best 80s costume. This event is strictly over 18s and is open to the public, with all profit going to the Sligo RFC Development Fund. Tickets are priced at €15 each and are available from Keane’s Centra Strandhill, Cosgrove’s Centra Maugheraboy and The Record Room.
Last year Sligo RFC raised €7,000 by participating in the IRFU ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Prize Draw. This year, the top prize is a trip to follow the Ireland team to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Other prizes include VIP packages to Six Nations clashes with England and France at the Aviva Stadium and VIP trips to Rome and Edinburgh for two of Ireland’s away Six Nations fixtures.
The ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Prize Draw has proved to be a fantastic fundraising platform for our club. Tickets will be available next week through committee members and coaches.
Sligo RFC will host their first fundraiser of the year on 13th October in The Glasshouse Hotel, when the culinary wizards of the rugby world pit their skills against each other to feed family and friends at the club’s Boston Tea Party. The night will start at 8pm and will be followed by a disco.
Tickets cost €25 per person. Contact Mary (087 2697083) or Martha (087 7638820) to host a table or secure your place at what promises to be a night to remember.
Rehearsals are going well for the biggest fundraising event of the year. The couples have just been announced and all participants are busy working on their two dances. Keep an eye out for the many fundraisers taking place over the next few weeks. Tickets for the big night on Friday 23rd March are available from The Record Room and Ticketstop.ie – get them fast before they’re all gone.