The FAI’s National Draw has prizes in two categories.
As a reward for selling tickets a number of prizes are ring fenced for the Leagues.
In Kerry the winners from this section were:
Both won 2 International Tickets.
Both win Summer Camp Places.
Kerry soccer scores big in FAI’s National Draw:
The two senior Cup finals were not the only thing taking place in the Aviva Stadium last Sunday where the National Draw was also held. This year was the most successful for the FAI’s draw which allows clubs and Leagues to sell tickets and raise much needed funds while the governing body supplies a myriad of excellent prizes.
Just over 112,000 tickets were sold nationwide which saw almost e1 million going to the grassroots of the Beautiful Game all over the country.
117 prizes were drawn in the National section and it was the daughters of former Killarney Celtic and Kerry great John Don O’Donoghue and his wife Jane that scooped one of the most coveted prizes of a trip to the Champions League final in Milan, courtesy of the FAI and Abbey Travel.
The family were actually in the Aviva supporting Cork City and watched the draw for the 4 Ford cars which was done live at half time. However it was only when they got home that they checked the rest of the results.
“We are very involved with the Football for All Programme at Killarney Celtic and we used the FAI’s National Draw as a fundraiser. Obviously we bought a few ourselves and put down the girls names on the ticket. As we are steeped in soccer to win a trip to the biggest club game in the world is a dream come through” said John.
Adrian Kirby, who bought his ticket from Listowel Celtic, won a year’s free power from SSE. Killarney Celtic’s Football for All were certainly the lucky ones as Lylia Warren’s ticket was drawn out winning a 2 night break in a suite in the Clarion Hotel in Sligo.
Ted Moloney and Eric O’Connor will both be looking well for the upcoming Festive season as the tickets they bought them Nivea Men’s /Women’s Hampers. Ted bought his ticket from the Kerry Schoolboys Girls League while Eric’s was purchased from the Kerry Branch of the Referee’s Society.