They say that Christmas is a time for giving, and supporters of Kilkenny Camogie have been digging deep to help fund their All-Ireland drive.
As highlighted on Sunday, Kilkenny camogie board established the GoFundMe campaign in the wake of their semi-final victory over Cork.
That win set up a final clash with Galway on Saturday 12 December, a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland final. Throw-in is set for 7pm and you can hear the game in full on KCLR.
Fundraising efforts this year, usually involving table quizzes, flag days, party nights and more, took a real knock with Covid-19 restrictions. As such, efforts have turned to online fundraising to bridge the gap and cover the costs associated in getting a team through an All-Ireland final camp.
The good news is that at time of writing (Wednesday AM), donations have smashed through the original €5,000 target and currently stand at just over €8,000 (figure updated 3pm, 2 December).
Speaking to KCLR, organisers are delighted with the response though expenses continue to add up.
“We have a small few more expenses because of Covid restrictions”, says Kilkenny Camogie’s Martin Quilty.
“The girls will probably be stay overnight which means they’ll all have to have their own separate rooms. At the minute, things are going good. The laptop is still up for grabs for anyone who donates through the GoFundMe Page.”
“We’re asking people to keep with it and keep donating if you can at all”.
The laptop in question is a brand new ASUS laptop donated by ElectroCity Kilkenny which will be given to one lucky funder.
To get your name in the draw, you need to donate €10 or more before the campaign closes. The draw will take place on Monday 14 December.