Progressive Co. Leitrim club Aughavas last week made history when they became the first Co. Leitrim to make their weekly Lottery available online.
The club have teamed up with Co. Galway company [link= “www.locallotto.ie “]www.locallotto.ie[/link] to make it possible for fans of the club all over the world to support them on a weekly basis.
“Sports clubs all over Ireland have been using [link= “www.locallotto.ie “]www.locallotto.ie[/link] to sell their weekly Lotto tickets for the last year, but we are the first club in Co. Leitrim to do so, ” said Terry Williams of Aughavas GAA Club.
“The weekly Lotto draw plays a huge part in our fundraising efforts. You can now take part in our draw on our club website [link= “www.aughavasgaa.com “]www.aughavasgaa.com[/link] or on [link= “www.locallotto.ie “]www.locallotto.ie/Leitrim/Aughavas/[/link]
whether you are in Aughavas, Dublin, Galway, London or New York.
“It is a safe and secure system, and it helps us reach people who live all over the world but who give their allegiance to Aughavas GAA Club. ”
The idea of [link= “www.locallotto.ie “]www.locallotto.ie[/link] came when founder Warren Healy lived in America, and realised he had no way of supporting his home GAA club, Carna-Cashel in Co. Galway.
“It grew from there, and now clubs all over Ireland are getting weekly revenue from supporters who no longer live locally, and are therefore not able to buy a weekly Lotto ticket in the local pub or shop, ” said Warren Healy, who runs [link= “www.locallotto.ie “]www.locallotto.ie[/link] from An Spideal, Co. Galway.
“We also discovered once we set up the site that people living locally also started to buy online, which is another welcome development for clubs like Aughavas. We realise how difficult it is to keep a club afloat and this definitely opens up a new source of revenue. ”
Clubs who require more details of how [link= “www.locallotto.ie “]www.locallotto.ie[/link] operates should contact Warren (firstname.lastname@example.org, 087-2365854, 091-553855.)
12-Jul-07 by Aughavas GAA