Cork clubs set to benefit as board revamps long-running GAA draw

Cork clubs set to benefit as board revamps long-running GAA draw
Colm Barrett, St Finbarr's, battling Peter Ronayne, Carrigaline. Clubs will benefit from a new-look Cork GAA draw for members and supporters. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

CORK GAA will revamp its long-running GAA draw in a bid to boost finances.

The traditional version of the draw is going since 1992 and costs €100 to enter. There's a guaranteed minimum 45% contribution to the draw member's club, which rises to 58% per ticket when clubs sell and agreed target number of tickets.

This new 'Rebels' Bounty' promises to help compensate clubs for lost revenue amid Covid-19 restrictions.

Cork GAA explained it will offer €500,000 in prizes and will "ensure clubs get a fairer distribution of funding based on sales.” 

 A statement added: “The proposed new system is designed to maximise return to clubs and is part of the overall drive to raise revenue for reinvestment at local and county level. It will also give clubs an opportunity to generate funds at a time when traditional methods are restricted because of Covid-19.

County Chairperson, Tracey Kennedy, said; “The traditional draw stood us well in the past, but we now have a great opportunity to enhance the offering, raise more revenue and deliver that increase back to the clubs. Consumer expectations have changed significantly in recent years, and this traditional fundraising drive is evolving to meet that expectation.

“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. This is reflected in the new sponsorship deals which have been announced recently. Cork GAA does well when our clubs do well and we look forward to formally launching this new fundraising initiative in the weeks ahead.”

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