A Limerick COUNTY football club has thought outside of “boxers” to raise money for the club.
Lisnagry FC have announced that they will be holding a large designer lingerie and underwear warehouse sale in Castleconnell on Friday and Saturday October 29 and 30.
In short, all funds raised will go towards the redevelopment of their main land at Scanlon Park. It is unplayable for many months of the year due to traffic congestion.
Prices will be very low at the event, as items will be up to 80% off retail prices. Brands available that day will include Wonderbra, Playtex, Champion, Maidenform, Shock Absorber and Hanes Brands.
Lisnagry FC treasurer Aileen Hogan said the idea came from one of the club’s parents.
âHe’s a manager at Hanes Brands in Shannon. They do these sales for ‘family and friends’ in Shannon on a regular basis and he thought it would be a great way to fundraise. We are very excited and hope this will raise the funds. much needed funds to help us set up our land, âAileen said.
Formed in 1982, Lisnagry FC is an integral part of the local community. The club believe in a player-centered approach to football and the basic tenet of the philosophy is to focus less on winning and more on player development.
âWe currently welcome children aged five to eighteen and have two adult teams at the junior level. We recently started girls’ football which has turned out to be a huge success. We currently have almost 60 girls playing soccer on a Saturday morning, âAileen said.
âWe recently applied for sports capital funding for the redevelopment of our main field and, as part of that request, we thought about how Scanlon Park could become a true community sports facility for Castleconnell and the surrounding area. In the later stages, we hope to build a walking track, an all-weather lit 7-a-side pitch, a clubhouse that can be used as a meeting place for small businesses, clubs and societies, and shelters for men. It is expected that this facility will accommodate young and old, âsaid Alieen.
The clubs believe in equal time for all schoolchildren players with a focus on keeping all children in sport and its goal is, and always has been, to be an inclusive club that has a broad base of players.
âWe are very happy to have Down Limerick Syndrome as one of our partners in this redevelopment plan. Ellen Tuffy, President of Down Syndrome Limerick, told us at length about the dual benefits of sport and peer mixing for their members. Together, we plan to develop a sports program that will encourage their exercise and socialization with the wider community, âAileen explained.
But to carry out their plans, they must start fundraising.
The large lingerie and underwear warehouse sale takes place in the Castleconnell community hall.
There will also be clothes, costume jewelry, used books and football boots. Friday evening October 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., is an event reserved for VIPs.
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Doors open Saturday October 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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