Galway Bay Rugby Club to Launch Major Fundraiser

Galway Bay Rugby Club will launch “Who wants to be a Thousandaire” as their major fundraiser for this year in the O’Reilly’s Bar, Salthill, on February 7th at 8pm. Thousandaire is run nationwide by Pallas Marketing and has raised over €15m for clubs, schools and charities since it first launched in 2001. Contestants will be drawn at the show and will have a chance to play to win 1000.

Galway Bay Rugby committee member, Justin Healy said “We are delighted with the response from the local companies who have come on board as major sponsors and advertisers. All sponsors and advertisers will avail of on-screen advertising on the night of the show and will be promoted strongly by us. We still have some more sponsorship opportunities available so if you are interested please get in touch

Mr Healy went on to say “the proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards helping grow our club from its modest roots to a club for all kids who want to experience the game of rugby and all it has to offer and he extended an open welcome to all to attend the launch.Galway Bay players 1

The show will be launched by Mayor Pearce Flannery with a number of Galway’s best as well as Connacht rugby players expected to attend. Those in attendance at the launch will also get a sneak preview of the show.

Tickets for the show which will be held on March 10th in The Salthill hotel are priced at €15 each and can be purchased from any committee member. There will be a discount for families or groups with four tickets available for €50. Tickets will be available from the night of the launch. Tickets are expected to sell out in advance of this most entertaining and fun-filled show and people are encouraged to purchase their tickets early.

Chairman of the club, Brian Harte, paid special thanks to the hard-working committee for all their help and said if any company wished to support the event to contact any committee member or email

The Main sponsors of the event are:

Grant Thornton; Hartmann’s Jewellers; The Ardilaun Hotel; Tom Sheridan’s Bar, Clybaun Road; Leo Walsh Pharmacy; Supervalu Bearna; Robinson’s Fruit Shoot drinks; Murray Spellman; O’Reilly’s bar, Salthill


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