Main pic: Castlefin Celtic FC members, coaches and players with Gerard Crawford, Circle K Castlefin Store Manager, and Shane Barr FAI Regional Officer.
An east Donegal soccer club has won €10,000, as part of Circle K’s €100,000 giveaway!
Castlefin Celtic FC bagged the money as part of Circle K’s €100,000 giveaway to grassroots football clubs across the Republic of Ireland.
Club members were given the good news by FAI Grassroots Director, Ger McDermott, and Circle K Ireland’s Retail Director of Operations Paul Dixon. Both men congratulated the club on their win, which came thanks to the support of club members and locals who entered on their behalf. The club was randomly selected from hundreds of clubs across Ireland, all of whom are still in with a chance to win the grand prize of €30,000.
Castlefin Celtic FC club representatives were presented with their cheque at the club’s grounds
by Brian Murphy, Store Manager at Circle K Express Castlefin.
Anthony McCormick, Castlefin Celtic FC Chairman said: “The Circle K FAI Club Mark scheme has been a great help to us in terms of ensuring good governance. We’re a tightknit club with an incredible member base, and we’re very grateful to those who nominated us for this competition from Circle K. We were over the moon to find out that we had won this prize, and we can guarantee it will be put to good use!”
Gordon Lawlor, Managing Director of Circle K Ireland said: “I am delighted to announce Castlefin Celtic FC as a winner in the Circle K €100,000 Grassroots Giveaway competition. An incredible amount of time and effort is dedicated by committed individuals to support grassroots football in Ireland. This competition aims to recognise this hard work, with a prize fund that will hopefully have a positive impact on the winning clubs and their communities.”
The Giveaway has seen €70,000 won by clubs across the Republic of Ireland to date. Club members and people in their communities can give their club a chance of winning the grand prize of €30,000 in this week’s final draw. The draw is open to any club that is registered for the Circle K FAI Club Mark Programme.
To find out more on how to nominate your local club, please visit www.circlek.ie/fai-partnership or head over to Circle K Ireland on Facebook and @circlekireland on Instagram for updates.