Race Night in aid of Athleague Community Centre project

A fundraising Race Night in aid of Athleague Community Centre redevelopment is taking place in Hamrock’s Lounge on Saturday, 24th of June next with barbeque, horse races and music, starting from 8 pm.

The redeveloped community centre is a focal point for this vibrant community and its environs for future generations and an official opening will be held in the coming months.

Speaking to the Roscommon People, committee chairperson Ivan Connaughton said: “We are very thankful for your support to date. With your financial support and that of many state agencies over the past number of years, we now have a centre available for use by the community and for commercial activity with our main hall, meeting rooms, epi-centre and conference room.

“There is now an opportunity for previous and new groups to come together and book the centre. We can cater for all functions/events including parties, weddings, funeral groups, meetings, charity and sporting fundraisers, etc.

“Like many other organisations throughout the area, we have a loan to clear from the redevelopment works. We will have to fundraise in the coming years to clear the loan and the committee would appreciate your support for our Race Night”.

Mr. Connaughton also highlighted some of the other weekly activities that take place at the centre, including 25 Card Drive (every Monday night at 9 pm) and Bingo (every Tuesday night at 8.30 pm from the 4th of July next). Both are very important income streams to assist with covering running costs.

He added: “We are particularly excited that Bingo is returning on the 4th of July. We are reintroducing the jackpot and making a few minor changes to allow for a potential increase in prize money. So bingo-goers can put Tuesday, 4th of July in their diaries and we look forward to welcoming you all”.

The committee would appreciate your support for their upcoming fundraising Race Night by sponsoring a race or buying a horse. Deadline for race sponsors and purchase of horses is 12 pm on Friday, 23rd of June.

Come along for a night out with Tote Betting, Auction Race, Music & Barbeque in Hamrock’s Lounge/Beer Garden on Saturday, 24th of June at 8 pm. There will also be a Novelty Race on the night with local celebrities. Further details will be available on social media.

For more details

For further details/queries, contact any of the following: Ivan Connaughton (Chairperson): 086-8985013; JP Murray (Secretary): 087-7955095; Henry Hamrock (Joint Treasurer): 087-7541730; Mags Treacy (Admin): 086-8033105, or email: athleaguecommunitycentre@gmail.com.