Loreto’s Euro drive gets Monster boost from Toyota

Loreto have launched a Monster Draw – in conjunction with club sponsor Loughlin Murphy of Toyota Sandyford – as part of their fundraising efforts for their European campaign which takes place in Amsterdam from April 19-21.

The Beaufort side will take on some of the biggest clubs on the continent as they line out against teams from England, the Netherlands, Germany, Belarus and Spain in the Euro Hockey Club Cup. It follows their run to the EY Champions Trophy last spring.

Hannah Matthews tries out the Toyota Aygo for size.

For their Monster Draw, Toyota have come on board with a Toyota Aygo worth €16,500 which they will raffle off.

“Tickets for the raffle cost just €30 and are being strictly limited to 2,000,” explains Club President, Bronwyn O’Donnell. “Those are great odds really when you consider that there are also some big ticket cash prizes along with 15 other fantastic prizes, up for grabs.”

Some of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Amsterdam trip, while the balance will help offset the costs of a major pitch resurfacing project that will begin in late June.

“The club shares its facilities with the local Loreto Beaufort Secondary School, so as you can imagine, the pitch is in constant use,” O’Donnell says.

“The school and club laid the current pitch in 2007 and it has proved an invaluable resource to the club, school and wider Rathfarnham community.

“These are exciting times for the club, ahead of our centenary celebrations in 2026. This new water-based surface will give the 550 girls and ladies playing in our junior and senior sections top class facilities to support them into the future,” O’Donnell adds.

While ticket numbers for the MONSTER DRAW are restricted to 2,000, the draw itself, which takes place on March 23 is open to the general public. Tickets can be purchased online by logging on to the club website www.loretohockeyclub.ie.

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