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Friday 25 April 2014

One saver going home with a car

Pat Delaney, Chairman Killarney Credit Union (left) presenting the winner of the Killarney Credit Union member's draw Pat Joe Sweeney with the keys of the Mazda car with Verniece O'Sullivan of O'Sullivan Motors, Mazda Dealer Killarney, Stephen Darmody and Mark Murphy, Manager Killarney Credit Union at the Killarney Credit Union. (Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin)

KILLARNEY Credit Union prides itself on keeping customers happy, but this week they took things a step further when they sent one saver home with a real smile on his face.

Denis Sweeney from the Port Road in Killarney was the big winner of the December draw at the Credit Union and drove away in a 2014 Mazda 2.

"Denis was just thrilled when I told him, but it took a while to convince him, he was sure I had the wrong person first," Credit Union spokesperson Karen McCarthy said.

The December draw was one of two that takes place in Killarney Credit Union every year, with members invited to sign up for €2 a month to take part.

"This is something that we have done for the past six or seven years and it is very popular. We give out a total of 20 prizes, including the car," Karena said.

Such is the success of the biannual draw and the sign up rate among members of Killarney Credit Union that it is completely self-financing.

As well as the car, winners can also pick up cash amounts ranging from €250 to €1,000. This year's winners included: €1,000: John O'Leary, Geraldine O'Sullivan.

€500: Margaret & Willie Burke, Phyllis Flynn, Sheila Kevins, Noreen O'Sullivan, Thomas G O'Leary, William O'Leary.

€250: Tom Fleming, Margaret Cronin, Marian Fogarty, Erika Mockeviciute, Timothy McCarthy, Neilus Cronin, Breda Griffin, Breeda Villing, Michael & Joan Spillane, Morgan & Jenna Pierce, John & Bridget Dineen.

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