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Cairde Cappagh Information

What is Cairde Cappagh?
Cairde Cappagh is the latest fundraising effort by Killyclogher St Mary’s/Cappagh GAA Club.

How does it work?
Members agree to subscribe to a monthly Direct Debit of £20 per month equating to £240 per year. Alternatively, members can make a once yearly payment of £240 to the Scheme.

Where does the money go?
Every penny goes straight against our outstanding borrowings relating to the last phase of our development programme which provided us with our new complex comprising four new changing rooms, referee’s room, fully equipped gymnasium and the Cappagh Suite multi purpose room. The last phase also saw the completion of the training pitch; our second full sized pitch at Ballinamullan. Our main sand based pitch now has one of the best surfaces in the county.

What do I get for donating?
The reason for donating is that you agree with what we are doing here in the Parish of Cappagh, you agree that a strong GAA Club in the Parish enriches all our lives, you agree with all the work we do for the youth of the Parish and you agree that we continue to provide first-class facilities. As a token of appreciation each member of Cairde Cappagh will be entitled to attend all home game free of charge, a year’s membership of the KC GYM and will recieve a unique piece of Cairde Cappagh apparel.

What do we do here?
Thanks to our forefathers in the Parish, we are obligated to carry on the great tradition of Gaelic Games and Culture in Cappagh. From the days of using the likes of McCrossan’s field, McAleer’s field and McGrath’s field we now find ourselves in a modern sporting complex at Ballinamullan. The acquisition of these lands and the later buildings were a result of a massive volunteer effort by our Members.

We stretch our facilities to the full because we have become a victim of our own success. We field teams from Under-8s right through to Adult level in Football, Ladies Football, Hurling and Handball. Our Scór na nÓg and Scór participants are renowned throughout the country for their levels of success. We involve people from all four corners of the Parish. We work with the schools in the Parish to promote our games and pastimes with our youth.

Our main achievement is the massive number of people we cater for during a typical week. This level of community participation has immeasurable social benefits. It makes Cappagh a better place for all of us to live in.

I already subscribe to the weekly Lotto. Is that not enough?
Cairde Cappagh is not a replacement for our weekly Lotto. It is in addition to the Lotto. The Lotto funds our Club’s day-to day running costs. Cairde Cappagh income is to be used completely for Club Development. This is not a Draw nor does it replace our Lotto. It does not guarantee you more Tyrone tickets.

Is now not a bad time to be asking for more?
It is always a bad time to be asking for more. If we stopped fundraising because the economy is bad then we would have done nothing all year. We would not have run Strictly Come Dancing, held the Féile na Ceapai festival weekend nor held the ‘Croker to Cappagh’ Cycle Challenge. However, £20 per month is only the equivalent of a newspaper a day or a few drinks at the weekend. We do accept that many people have very little excess cash at the moment and that is why we put no pressure on anyone to join. Cairde Cappagh will not be for everyone.

If you’d like o find out more or you would like to join Cairde Cappagh contact:

Pat McCrory: 079 7063 7947