Tipperary telethon raises €20,000

Tipperary County GAA Board thanks all those who supported the Team Tipperary Telethon on Saturday and since.

Tipperary County GAA Board thanks all those who supported the Team Tipperary Telethon on Saturday and since.

Over €20,000 has now been raised with a target of €100,000 set for October 1.

This special fundraiser has been launched to support the training funds for the Tipperary inter-county hurling and football teams which have done so well and provided so much entertainment during their championship campaigns this summer.

The board is seeking 1,000 donations of €100 and each donor will receive free entry for 2 people to the county senior hurling and football finals and a 10% discount voucher for a purchase at the Tipperary GAA shop. A special discount card to selected retail outlets will also be made available to contributors. All contributors who have donated by September 1 2012 will be entered into a draw for 5 pairs of tickets for the All Ireland hurling or football final in 2012. The final closing date will be October 1 2012.

Thanks to the senior hurling and football players who manned the phones for the telethon on Saturday – Brendan Cummins, Lar Corbett, Hugh Coghlan and Peter Acheson along with senior hurling manager, Declan Ryan and minor football manager, David Power and county chairman, Sean Nugent.

Anybody wishing to donate €100 can do so by calling 0504 60040 between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday or online at www.tippgaashop.com, or via any county board, divisional or club officer. We are appealing to the generosity of supporters who are in a position to make a donation to do so in the interests of maximising the chances of success for our teams in the remainder of 2012 and on into 2013. We appreciate the generosity of our supporters and look forward to their continued support of Team Tipperary.