Limerick Ladies Football launch new fund-raising venture

Jerome O'Connell

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Limerick Ladies Football launch new fund-raising venture

At the launch of the Limerick Ladies Football Dog Night were players Maire Lyons and Cliodhna Ni Cheallaigh with sponsor Patrick Bourke of PBC

LIMERICK Ladies Gaelic Football launched a fund-raising night in Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday March 9.

“Following on from success at provincial and national level in 2018, for both our underage and adult teams, it is desirable and necessary to keep the forward momentum going. So, this night is intended to be a celebration of all that is good about this fast growing female sport,” said PRO Barry O’Halloran.

“This is our primary fundraiser for 2019. Funds raised will go towards the training and gear funds of each of the county squads,” he said, adding that the event is sponsored by PBC Building Maintenance.

“As well as greyhounds battling it out on the track, some humans will do so also, which will add to the fun. Uniquely, there will also be a points based ‘Club Championship’ where ladies football clubs will compete against each other based on the results of their three greyhounds and the leading club at the end of the night will win a €500 cash prize”

Tickets for any of the three ‘buster races’ which includes admission and race card costs €10. There will be prizes for the best dressed man and best dressed lady, a monster raffle and more.

“As Limerick LGFA continues to progress with our efforts to provide many playing opportunities for all girls, across our 24 clubs, we are also raising the standards for the preparation of our various county teams. Limerick LGFA – “Gone To The Dogs”, is our key way of raising the necessary funds in order to ensure that our teams are as best prepared as they can be when representing Limerick,” said County Chairperson, Dawn Hennessy at the launch of the fund-raising event.