The Draw Committee of the Tipperary County GAA Board Draw has decided to delay the first draw of the 2012/2013 scheme unitl June 8th in response to a survey of clubs who are reporting great interest in the draw, but many of whom are still in the process of selling to new and existing members.
County Board Draw Chairman Peter Byrne (Clonakenny) told The Tipperary Star, “This is a very special draw with 25 cars to be won marking the 25th anniversary of the Tipperary Clubs draw. In addition, there will be 25 prizes of €500 each month for the entire 12 months, and of course the weekly lotto of €1,000 and all this for a membership of €100. The membership can be paid by Direct debit, monthly at €10, 5 x€20, 2 x€50 or €100 .
“To acknowledge the great being done by all our Club Co-ordinators and promoters, the Draw Committee have introduced a very special prize of a car this year which will be drawn among all promoters and club co-ordinators. A promoter needs to have a minimum of 10 members to qualify and will get an extra entry in the draw for each 10 members he or she has signed up.
“Many clubs have recruited new promoters this year and part of our reason for delaying the first draw is to give them an opportunity to sell the draw to new members in their area. Our survey of clubs completed over the weekend shows a very positive response from people all over the county to the Tipp draw once again and we are confident of increased membership in this our 25th year. Every club in the county has benefited from the draw over the years and for many clubs it is their single biggest source of finance to run their club.
“As Chairman of the Draw Committee I want to urge every club officer, co-ordinator and promoter to make maximum use of these few extra weeks to sell the draw, it is my own experience that there are many people out there who are only too willing to support our clubs and the GAA in Tipperary if they are asked,” he said.