Rather than ‘ah ref’, there will be soon be cries of ‘two fat ladies’ and ‘legs eleven’ heard in Portlaoise GAA grounds, for Laois’ first drive-in bingo.
Portlaoise GAA are putting an American slant on the much loved game to raise money for the club, and for Portlaoise Musical Society and Multiple Sclerosis to boot.
On the last Sunday afternoon of July, August and September, cars and buses will be able to park up at the grounds and play from the comfort of their vehicle, waited on by volunteers.
Rather than the tradition cry of ‘bingo’, winners will honk their horn and flash their lights.
The overall payout each day will be €7,500, including an accumulative jackpot starting at €1,000,
Vincent Dowling, Chairperson of Portlaoise GAA is calling on all of Laois to come along.
“We are calling on the people of Laois and surrounding counties to come out and support this very worthy cause, while also taking the opportunity of a real chance to win great cash prizes and have a fun day out,” he said.
“It will raise valuable funds for the development of sport for the youth in our community through Portlaoise GAA and musical culture, experienced in the wonderful productions staged every November by the Portlaoise Musical Society. This is a joint fundraiser which will charity partner with MS Ireland to support services in the MS Care Centre for people living with MS and their families.” he said at the launch last Thursday in Peig’s Bar, Portlaoise.
Eyes down for the first session, on at 3pm on Sunday July 27, with a chance to win €50 on a line, €100 on a double line and €200 for a full house on each of ten games. There are also two ‘fliers’ with a jackpot of €1,000 each and if not won, the jackpot will accumulate from game to game.
The MS Care Centre is the only dedicated respite and therapy centre for people with MS in Ireland. For more contact: Annette on 086 839 3964 or visit www.ms-society.ie.