A 50:50 lottery or Split the Pot fundraiser has been established to raise much-needed funds for our club.
The alternative to not undertaking fundraising activities is to increase player membership heavily, but doing so would be against our club’s values. Sporting’s overheads, such as rental of training facilities, equipment, insurance etc., require thousands of euros to be generated yearly. It hasn’t been made any easier with recent price inflation.
Below, we’ll examine what Split the Pot is, why to enter the fundraiser, when the draws take place, and where the draws take place.
Split the Pot is a fundraiser used by different not-for-profit organizations to raise much-needed funds. The fundraiser requires entrants to buy tickets at €2 per entry. The monies collected are then split evenly between a single successful entrant and the club. Hence the name Split the Pot.
More than one entry can be purchased per person if desired. Each entry costs €2. Draws will be completed throughout the year. The draw is to take place once a fortnight. The more entries into the fundraiser, the bigger the prize. For example, 200 entries would result in a €200 prize for the lucky winner. The other €200 would go to the club. The club’s half will be used to pay for equipment, pitch rental, insurance premiums etc.
The draw is to be conducted on Sundays (may be subject to change depending on bank holiday weekends etc.) and will be videoed and published on the Sporting Ennistymon F.C social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
Online entries can be purchased from anywhere in the world. Sporting Ennistymon F.C uses an Irish-based company, ClubForce, to process online payments.
Since its establishment in 2008, Sporting Ennistymon Football Club has seen hundreds of local players pass through its doors. The club offers a sporting and social outlet to young and older adults from the North and West Clare areas. Based in Ennistymon, Sporting draws members from Ennistymon, Lahinch, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna, Kilfenora, Miltown and Quilty. Providing the people of the North and West Clare regions with an opportunity to play the beautiful game do come with various costs.
Examples of expenditure include:
- Pitch rental
- Training facility rental
- Insurance payments
- Registration of players with leagues
- Purchasing of necessary equipment, i.e. Footballs, Cones, Bibs etc.
- Referee fees
By entering this fundraiser, you are contributing to a not-for-profit group whose goal is to give the gift of the “beautiful game” to the people of North and West Clare.
Entering the fundraiser helps the club prosper and may benefit you. Unlike other lotto’s, each Split the Pot draw has a guaranteed winner, giving you an even better chance of taking home half of the collection. But be warned, as they say, if you’re not in, you can’t win.
The two methods one has of entering the Split the Pot draw is to purchase entries online or in participating stores. It is recommended that interested participants place their orders online. Online entrants can enjoy incentives such as buying five entries and getting one free.
I want to enter online
To purchase entries online, one can follow this link to the ClubForce website, where they can select one of the following options:
- 3 draws (€1 OFF)
- 10 draws for the price of 9 (1 FREE draw entry)
- 12 draws for the price of 10 (2 FREE draw entries)
Purchases can also be made through the ClubForce mobile application, which can be downloaded from the following marketplaces:
Please find the videos linked below to assist with navigating the application or with the initial setup.
I want to enter in-store
One can purchase physical entries can be purchased in the following locations.
- Ennistymon – Kathscleans, Foodies, Cooley’s House, McInerney’s Bar.
- Lahinch – ***COMING SOON***
- Inagh – The Good House.
- Miltown – ***COMING SOON***
Split the Pot draws are due to take place every second Sunday in alternative venues. The full list of draw dates can be seen below.
- Sunday the 12th of June 2022 – Winner of Draw 1 is Mark Shanahan
- Monday the 27th of June 2022 – Winner of Draw 2 is Aaron McNulty
- Monday the 11th of July 2022 – Winner of Draw 3 is Darragh Wynne
- Sunday the 24th of July 2022
- Sunday the 7th of August 2022
- Sunday the 21st of August 2022
- Sunday the 4th of September 2022
- Sunday the 18th of September 2022
- Sunday the 2nd of October 2022
- Sunday the 16th of October 2022
- Sunday the 30th of October 2022
- Sunday the 13th of November 2022
- Sunday the 27th of November 2022
- Sunday the 11th of December 2022
- Sunday the 26th of December 2022
PLEASE NOTE: The dates may be revised closer to the draw date due to bank holidays, and other reasons.