Laois GAA will hold the first of the annual €130 county board ticket draws behind closed doors on Friday evening and have outlined a schedule (outlined below) for clubs to return their tickets.
The first of the four monthly draws is always well attended with club delegates from around the county returning tickets.
This is a huge annual fundraiser for Laois GAA clubs but the first draw will essentially be held behind closed doors with only necessary county board officials in attendance.
Laois GAA will, however, stream the draw live on social media.
“Owing to the current Coronavirus guidelines issued by the HSE, Laois GAA are requesting our Clubs to return their sold tickets to LOETB Centre of Excellence in allocated time-slots,” said Laois GAA chairman Peter O’Neill in an email to the clubs this morning.
They are requesting:
- not to send delegates that are feeling unwell
- not to send delegates from affected areas
- not to send delegates from vulnerable groups (i.e. the elderly (aged 65+), those with underlying medical conditions e.g. heart disease, lung disease, diabetes and liver disease)
- Arrive at your allocated time and leave the Centre after your tickets have been handed over.
“The draw will take place at 9.30pm and will be live-streamed on Laois GAA Social Media platforms.
“The draw results will also be e-mailed to all Club Secretaries. We will be appointing Independent witnesses to oversee the draw along with County Board Officers.
“If you have any further queries or need to discuss your allocated time slot please contact either Tom Clear, Hurling Board Chairperson on 087 2722765 or Laurence Phelan, Football Board Chairperson 086 8521941
“We are requesting all Clubs to abide by our guidelines in the interest of our Clubs and Members and we thank you for your co-operation in advance.”
The first draw was due to be held last week but was postponed because of a clash with the Leinster U-20 football final.
The other draws are due to take place as scheduled on the first Friday in April, May and June.
There is a €10,000 top prize each month with over €130,000 in prize money to be won over the course of the four draws.