€10k boost for bluebell knockmitten

by Aaron Dunne
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Bluebell Knockmitten United have won €10,000 as part of Circle K’s €100,000 giveaway to grassroots football clubs across the Republic of Ireland.

Bluebell Knockmitten United club members were given the good news by FAI Grassroots Director, Ger McDermott, and Circle K Ireland’s Retail Director of Operations Paul Dixon.

Both men congratulated the club on their win, which came thanks to the support of club members and locals who entered on their behalf. The club was randomly selected from hundreds of clubs across Ireland, all of whom are still in with a chance to win the grand prize of €30,000.

Bluebell Knockmitten United club representatives were presented with their €10,000 cheque the the club’s grounds by Sajjad Maqsood, Store Manager at Circle K Ninth Lock.

The Circle K Grassroots Giveaway has seen €70,000 won by clubs across the Republic of Ireland to date, and club members and people in their communities can give their club a chance of winning the grand prize of €30,000 in this week’s final draw.

The draw is open to any club that is registered for the Circle K FAI Club Mark Programme, which aims to provide clubs with a road map to good governance, reward clubs for achieving and maintaining high standards, recognise clubs for their commitment and achievements and help grow football in communities across the country.

2 December 2023; Bluebell Knockmitten United were today announced as the winners of a cheque for €10,000, at part of the Circle K grassroots competition. Pictured are Bluebell Knockmitten United players, coaches and committee members, with Robbie De Courcy, FAI development officer, South Dublin, and Sajjad Maqsood, store manager, Circle K, Ninth Lock

To enter the competition customers must download the Circle K app and register for PLAY or PARK, Circle K’s loyalty programme. Then, simply select your chosen football club within the app and upload your Circle K receipt to generate a draw entry for your club. One draw entry is generated per receipt uploaded. The more entries a club gets, the higher their chances of winning.

Jimmy McGuirk, Knockmitten United Chairman, said:  “The Circle K FAI Club Mark scheme has been a great help to us in terms of ensuring good governance.

“We’re a tightknit club with an incredible member base, and we’re very grateful to those who nominated us for this competition from Circle K. We were over the moon to find out that we had won.” this prize, and we can guarantee it will be put to good use!”

Bluebell Knockmitten United players, coaches and committee members, with Robbie De Courcy, FAI development officer, South Dublin, and Sajjad Maqsood, store manager, Circle K, Ninth Lock.

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