DONEGAL clubs were celebrating some winners in the 2021 GAA National Club Draw.
Neil A O’Donnell, from the Naomh Muire club, won a €1,000 cash prize, the sixth prize, while Ciaran Porter of St Mary’s Convoy, won the 15th prize, €300 cas.
Aodh Ruadh, Ballyshannon sold 1,422 tickets – the most of any county in Ulster – and receive a €1,000 prize.
The Naomh Bríd club was one of the clubs nationwide to win €1,000.
A total of €1,464,670 was raised through the draw.
Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Larry McCarthy, presided over the eighth annual GAA National Club draw which took place in Páirc an Chrócaigh.
All of the money raised by clubs through the selling of tickets is retained by the clubs, with the list of prizes provided by Ard Chomhairle. The draw was independently observed by Brian Cormack, Audit & Assurance Director, Mazars.
Uachtarán McCarthy said: “The beauty of the draw is the money is kept by the clubs because all the risk is taken by Central Council. Central Council provides the prizes, prints the tickets, prints the promotional material and administers the draw so, there is no risk to a club, they simply go out and sell the tickets and a club can raise up to €25,000 every year.
“Do the math on that; if a club sold the maximum number of tickets since the draw started a club would now have €200,000 – and that’ll buy a lot of sliotars.
“I thank all the clubs who participated this year, all the ticket sellers and of course the Central Council staff who administered the draw.”
National Club Draw Prize Winners
- All-New Renault Clio – Christy Anita Mya and Grace Phillips, Claremorris GAA, Co. Mayo
- €2,000 Cash Prize – Stevie Lee, Kilkerrin Clonberne GAA, Co Galway
- All Ireland Hurling & Football Final Package – Cormac Flynn, Lucan Sarsfields GAA, Co. Dublin
- All Ireland Hurling & Football Final Package – Christy Fay, Dunderry GAA, Co. Meath
- All Ireland Hurling & Football Final Package – Bronagh Mullen, Mountnugent GAA, Co. Cavan
- €1000 Cash Prize- Neil A O Donnell, Naomh Muire Lower Rosses GAA, Co. Donegal
- All Ireland Hurling Final Package – Amanda Deaton, Na Fianna GAA, Co. Dublin
- All Ireland Football Final Package – Michael O’Connor, Crusheen GAA, Co. Clare
- All Ireland Hurling Final Package – Kevin Colman, O’Dwyers GAA, Co. Dublin
- All Ireland Football Final Package – Noel Pepper, Naomh Barrog GAA, Co. Dublin
- €500 Cash Prize- Martin Ryan, Drumcullen GAA, Co. Offaly
- €500 Blue Book Voucher- Jamie Connolly, Tooreen GAA, Co. Mayo
- €500 Cash Prize- Denis O’Brien, Shannon Gaels GAA, Co. Roscommon
- €500 Shopping Voucher- George McGrath, Portobello GAA, Co. Dublin
- €300 Cash Prize- Ciaran Porter, Naomh Mhuire Convoy GAA, Co. Donegal
Club Specific Draw – Clubs who won €5,000 in the National Club Draw for clubs who sold a minimum of 200 tickets
- Coolboy GAA, Co. Wicklow
- Shankill GAA, Co. Dublin
- St. Patricks Donabate, Co. Dublin
Clubs who won €1,000 in the National Club Draw
Galway- Menlo Emmetts GAA
Leitrim- Drumkeerin GAA
Mayo- Tooreen GAA
Roscommon- Shannon Gaels GAA
Sligo- Shamrock Gaels GAA
Dublin- Good Counsel GAA
Kilkenny- Tullogher Rosbercon GAA
Laois- Camross GAA
Longford- Legan Sarsfields GAA
Louth- Sean O’Mahonys GAA
Meath-Wolfe Tones GAA
Offaly- Belmont GAA
Westmeath- Ballinagore GAA
Wexford- Faythe Harriers GAA
Wicklow- Glenealy GAA
Clare- Whitegate GAA
Cork- St. Nicholas GAA
Kerry- Abbeydorney GAA
Limerick- Ballysteen GAA
Tipperary- Killenaule GAA
Waterford- Abbeyside Ballinacourty GAA
Cavan- Mountnugent GAA
Donegal- Naomh Brid GAA
Monaghan- Aughnamullen GAA
The clubs who had the highest ticket sales in each province- €1000 each
Fingallians, Co. Dublin (Sold: 2500)
Lucan Sarsfields, Co. Dublin (Sold: 2500)
Na Fianna, Co. Dublin (Sold: 2500)
Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal (Sold: 1422)
Micheal Breathnach, Co. Galway (Sold: 2430)
Tralee Parnells, Co. Kerry (Sold: 827)