Ballinderry Shamrocks GAC Crowdfunding Project.

by Ballinderry Shamrocks GAC in Cookstown, Mid Ulster, United Kingdom

We did it
On 10th November 2021 we successfully raised £11,320 ( + est. £480.00 Gift Aid ) with 65 supporters in 28 days

To raise enough funding support to bring all our youth back into our facilities so that they can gain back their interaction and moral.

by Ballinderry Shamrocks GAC in Cookstown, Mid Ulster, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Just continue doing for a longer period that what we intend doing now.

Our club.

Our club is located in a small rural parish along the shores of Lough Neagh straddling along the Derry and Tyrone county borders.The club has a rich tradition and heritage of serving the local  community through the promotion of Gaelic games,in particular the games of Gaelic football and camogie.We currently have in the region of 400 members of which 250 are youth members(under 18 years old) who are involved in our club playing their respective games.

Our facilities.

Over the course of the last 10 years our club have embarked on a highly ambitious facilities/development strategy.During that time we have spent in the region of £1.8m and now provide two floodlit playing pitches,a synthetic multi-sports pitch,and a community hub which includes an indoor sports hall and a studio space for our members.

Our appeal.

During the past two years,with the financil impact of the COVID 19,our revenue funding has been catastrophically impacted through the loss of income and we urgently need funding support to help our youth to emerge from this horrific  coronavirus crisis

 Our appeal for funding is focussed on our youth—their wellbeing,particularly in the areas of connectivity,activeness and togetherness,has taken quite a battering.

 Our club wants to ensure that every opportunity is provided for our youth to have these qualities of life returned to them.

What we intend to do

We will be encouraging all our youth in our catchment area,irrespective of class,creed or ability,to come out to our facilities,both indoor and outdoor,to paticipate in all the best quality coaching in their respective game skills,while at the same time enjoying the camaraderie which team sports can bring to them

How will we use the funds

1.We will hire in specialised coaches for each of our sports to

a)help develop each youngster’s skill sets

b)help train up our existing internal and indeed newcomer coaches so as they can continue carrying on the good work in future years.

2.We will hire indoor winter facilities when needed.

3.We will purchase relevant equipment and other coaching aids which will be beneficial for the attainment of the youngsters coaching and fitness goals.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£20 or more

Complimentary bottle “McGuigan” white or red wine.

A donation of £20 or more will be rewarded with a voucher to collect a nice bottle of White or Red wine courtesy of our local hostelry “THE BRIDGE BAR”.Thank you very much Adrian and Colette.

£30 or more

A free £10 car fuel voucher

A donation of £30 or more will be rewarded with a generous £10 fuel voucher compliments of our club’s main sponsor CRF (CrossRoad Fuels) Thank you Brian and Claire. And YES,your donation includes the wine as well!

£50 or more

Wine,fuel and free hub hire.

A reward for a £50 donation will include the two previous rewards(wine and fuel) PLUS a free one hour hire of our hub facilities for your family and/or friends recreation

£200 or more

Free pitch side advertising for 2022 season

To our business community,a donation of £200 will be rewarded with a free pitch advertising space for the 2022 season. (aye,OK,we will throw in a bottle of that nice wine as well!)

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