Cork GAA is launching its revised Draw, now called Rebel Bounty, on the 15th of November. It will give Cork GAA clubs an opportunity to raise funds, while also raising cash and support to fund the preparation of Cork GAA Teams.
The bench mark for Killavullen GAA Club, in line with all Junior Clubs in Cork, is 55 ticket sales @ €100 each, which goes directly to Cork GAA and any advance of sales of that number of 55, stays entirely with Killavullen GAA Club. Killavullen GAA Club had 104 members of the old County Board draw in 2019 / 2020 so, Killavullen Club would be marginally better off, with the new format, and there is a significant opportunity to grow the numbers participating, and that extra revenue, stays entirely with the club.
County Chairperson, Tracey Kennedy, said; “The Rebels' Bounty will give clubs an opportunity to make up some of the shortfall in fundraising because traditional ‘big-ticket’ events have been restricted by COVID-19. Our focus is on moving forward together, as a county, as clubs and as individual members.”
Enhanced prizes totalling €500,000 and a more progressive incentive scheme for clubs are set to form a significant part of the overhaul. The scheme is designed to ensure clubs get a fairer distribution of funding, based on sales.
Total Prize Fund OVER €500,000 - ALL CASH Prizes
- Summer Jackpot’ €100,000 (August 2021)
- Monthly Prizes of €20,000 and boosted to €25,000 in December and April 2021
- 30 monthly prizes
The “One Club Model” is promoted within Cork GAA, to benefit all units who share a club grounds.
Opportunities are encouraged, for local arrangements to organise sales within various units, such a Killavullen juvenile Group, Killavullen Ladies club and the adult club, in the case of Killavullen GAA.
Each of these groups is a benefactor in any improvement in facilities in our grounds, and improvements are necessary all the time.
Killavullen GAA Club, having consulted and listened to their members and users, seek to raise funds for the following immediate action items, that need to be addressed.
- Improve the lighting in Pitch 2, so that more teams can utilise the fantastic grass based surface especially in the winter months, when daylight fades early.
- Prevent rainwater from the Hill in Killavullen running into the sand based training area and car park.
- Clean and re-seed the lower bank of the main field, after removal of the diseased Leylandii trees.
More long term, Killavullen GAA Club intend to investigate the potential for the following more strategic projects, and need to have a healthy cash reserves to carry out any of these actions.
- Additional Two Dressing Rooms so as to have changing facilities / welfare units for t he increased playing cohort, both male and female in Killavullen GAA Club grounds.
- Provide an additional Astra Turf training area, separate but adjacent to the existing unit to cater for larger training pods and usage.
- Investigate option in the environs of Killavullen Village for an additional pitch, to supplement our existing arrangement.
Cork GAA will provide a template for Customized Local Promotion Flyers, resulting in Customized online flyers for the clubs to print or send to members.
- For Example; “Killavullen GAA Rebels’ Bounty launched”, which the County Board suggest should be linked to Local Projects / Developments.
The launch will take place on November 15th and close in February 2021 so that entails 12 weeks of sales before the first draw.
- Minimum ticket price of €100.
- 50% or sharing of tickets sales allowed.
The target set by the Club Chairman 2020, Joe Howard is 150 ticket sales, which would result in a net benefit to Killavullen Club of €9,500
Joe said, “It is vital that, that GAA community in Killavullen support this, very vital initiative, as club funds have been eroded during the Covid pandemic, with no golf classic in 2020 and suspension of the Local Lotto. Killavullen GAA does not want to see any deterioration of their facilities, or to drop back in its support of coaching programs in the club and both local schools, but funds do need to be raised to replenish the coffers for 2021, and for the incoming new chairman to have funds to realise his ambitions for the club in 2021 and beyond.”