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Monday 10 December 2018

GAA club lotto comes of age

Lotto now has online option

Sheila Fitzgerald

Last Saturday evening saw big celebrations in Knocknagree, as the GAA club celebrated 21 years of its lottery.

For over two decades it has been the financial lifeblood of the club and assisted greatly with the development of club facilities, including two full-size pitches, a training pitch and a state of the art floodlight system. 

Club chairman Jeremiah Moynihan paid tribute to the many volunteers who assisted with the lotto over the years.

"It's great to see so many new people coming on board during the last 12 months off the back of our All-Ireland success. Fresh faces have given a new impetus which we believe is vital for securing our club lotto into the future," Jeremiah said. 

He also thanked all who have bought weekly and yearly tickets over the years.  Dinny Twomey, one of the original founders of the lottery, gave a special mention to those outside of Knocknagree who support the lotto. 

The night also saw the launch of the club's new online lotto, which can be accessed at http://bit.ly/KnocknagreeGAA. 

Club PRO Patrick Hickey explained the move: "With recent success raising the profile of the club and a massive jackpot of €15,000, we had a lot of enquiries on social media about playing our lotto online, so we said we'd have to move with the times!".

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