Fermanagh GAA is asking you to ‘play your part’ and help support their latest fundraising initiative.
As one of the smaller counties Fermanagh are actively competing at all levels and in all age groups to keep pace with recent successes and as a result they require funding as County Chairman Patsy Dolan explained.
“It takes a large amount of money to run the GAA in Fermanagh to meet the present day demands that the county teams have. We’re trying to do things as best we can, but there are expenses we can’t ignore. Travel expenses of those coming to training, catering, medical and other aspects, such as the coaching of youth.
“Everything we do costs money and as County Chairman I’m making an effort to enhance and to make better what we’re doing right across the board.”
The fundraising scheme is asking people to contribute the sum of £120, either by donation or by £20 a month for six months or £10 a month for 12 to help the county meet the challenges that a difficult financial landscape places on preparing teams to the highest standards.
In 2012 Fermanagh GAA were left with a shortfall of approximately £100,000 and it is hoped that the generous donations will go some way towards redressing the balance.
By ‘answering your county’s call’ Patsy hopes the support will not only ease financial concerns, but spur Fermanagh back to the All Ireland Semi-Final glory days of 2004 and build upon the recent National League Senior football and National Hurling title successes.
“We are asking the people of Fermanagh to help get the shoulder behind the wheel and get us back to the big days.”
If you wish to help out you can pay by cash/cheque or complete a standing order form available in the County GAA offices and throughout the county. For more information you can contact the Fermanagh County office on 02866320500.
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