Become a ‘thousandaire’ thanks to Limerick secondary school’s fundraiser

Donal O'Regan

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Donal O'Regan

Ronan O'Mahony, Niamh Mulcahy, Padraig Flanagan, principal, Tommy O'Donnell, Ciara Neville, Neil Cronin at the launch

Ronan O'Mahony, Niamh Mulcahy, Padraig Flanagan, principal, Tommy O'Donnell, Ciara Neville, Neil Cronin at the launch

THE VISIT of six members of the All-Ireland winning Limerick hurling panel with the Liam MacCarthy Cup to Castletroy College will live long in the memory. 

The over 1,200 boys and girls in the auditorium showed how sports mad the school is with the rapturous welcome they gave former pupils, Gearoid Hegarty, Dan and Tom Morrissey, Barry Nash, Lorcan Lyons and Andrew La Touche Cosgrave.

The school wants to ensure they keep producing sporting stars of the future. Castletroy College is holding a Who Wants to be a Thousandaire night in the Castletroy Park Hotel on Thursday, November 8. Eight lucky contestants will be drawn from the audience and be in with a chance of winning €1,000 each. 

Sports stars Ronan O'Mahony, Munster; Niamh Mulcahy, Limerick camogie; Tommy O’Donnell, Munster and Ireland; Ciara Neville, World U20 silver medalist and Neil Cronin, Munster, all attended the launch.

Padraig Flanagan, principal, said Who Wants to be a Thousandaire is an exciting new fundraising venture for Castletroy College.

“We urgently require funding to upgrade and enhance our playing pitches which serve our 1,220 students. These pitches host an array of sports including hurling, rugby, gaelic football for girls and boys, camogie and athletics. The pitches are also a key infrastructure for our extensive PE programme,” said Mr Flanagan. He said this fundraising venture is a unique partnership between parents and the school with the support of Pallas Marketing, who created the show.

“I thank the parents committee who have worked so hard to raise funds and I acknowledge the enormous contribution of my colleagues especially Richie and Martina,” said Mr Flanagan. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the night. Contact 061 330785.