The 2012 IRFU ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Prize Draw took place at the Aviva Stadium today. The winning tickets were drawn by IRFU President Billy Glynn and Ireland’s newest captain Jamie Heaslip.
A total of 65,427 tickets were sold meaning that Irish club rugby will benefit to the tune of 654,270 euro.
Speaking today at the draw, Padraig Power, IRFU Director of Commercial & Marketing, commented: “The draw has been a huge success again this year and we are delighted to have helped rugby clubs to harness the popularity of Irish rugby to raise over 650,000 euro.
“These are challenging times but our volunteer base has shown it is as vibrant as ever in raising these funds for grassroots rugby.
“I would like to thank our family of sponsors for the array of prizes and offer our congratulations to all the winners.”
The draw was overseen by Aidan Connaughton, an independent auditor from Grant Thornton, and Lionel Mahon of Ulster Bank.
Your Club, Your Country – Grand Prize Draw Winners
1. Tour with the British and Irish Lions in Australia in June 2013 – Winning Ticket 126558
International flights, hotel accommodation, test match tickets and spending allowance for 2 persons up to 18 nights. Compliments of O2
2. Ireland v England 2013 RBS 6 Nations VIP Gold Package – Winning Ticket 061307
VIP match tickets, official IRFU hospitality, hotel accommodation and PUMA Irish rugby goodie bags for 2 persons. Compliments of PUMA
3. Italy v Ireland 2013 RBS 6 Nations VIP trip to Olympic Stadium – Winning Ticket 118014
Return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for 2 persons. Compliments of Guinness
4. Scotland v Ireland 2013 RBS 6 Nations VIP trip to Murrayfield – Winning Ticket 119448
Return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for 2 persons. Compliments of Ulster Bank
5. Wales v Ireland 2013 RBS 6 Nations VIP trip to the Millennium Stadium – Winning Ticket 162584
Return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for 2 persons. Compliments of Paddy Power
6. Ireland v Argentina 2012 GUINNESS Series VIP hospitality package at the Aviva Stadium – Winning Ticket 058186
Corporate box with full hospitality for 12 guests. Compliments of the Hospitality Partnership
7. Dress like an Irish rugby player – Winning Ticket 058846
Eden Park IRFU formal wear to the value of €;1500. Compliments of Eden Park
8. Attend ‘Captain’s Run’ and win tickets to Ireland v Argentina at the Aviva Stadium – Winning Ticket 032814
Observe a training session with the Ireland squad, tour of the Aviva Stadium, goodie bags and tickets to Ireland v Argentina 2012 GUINNESS Series for 2 adults and 2 children. Compliments of Aviva
9. Ireland v France 2013 RBS 6 Nations VIP package at the Aviva Stadium – Winning Ticket 161706
Match tickets and official IRFU hospitality for 2 persons. Compliments of LeasePlan
10. Get kitted out like an Irish rugby player – Winning Ticket 082196
Elverys Sports voucher to the value of €;1,000. Compliments of Elverys Sports
The winners will be contacted early next week with information on their prizes