Club Clare launches major fundraiser for Clare hurling

Club Clare launches major fundraiser for Clare hurling



Club Clare Hurling Supporters will launch the new nationwide show ‘Who wants to be a Five Thousandaire’ as their major fundraiser for 2019 in Treacy’s West County Hotel, Ennis, on Friday 26 April at 8.00pm.

Thousandaire is run nationwide by Pallas Marketing and has raised over €15m for clubs, schools and charities since it first launched in 2001. The night will feature a prize payout of up to €40,000. Contestants will be drawn at the show and each of the 8 contestants play for a maximum of €5000. All multiple choice questions will be shown to the audience on large screens.

John Kerin, Chair of Club Clare, 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 the night of the show and will be promoted strongly by us on the night.”

Clare Senior Hurling Joint Managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor said the proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards funding the provision of identified facilities, equipment and services for Clare hurling.

“We would like to extend an open welcome to all to attend the launch,” they added.

Tickets are expected to sell out in advance and people are encouraged to purchase their tickets early from Treacys West County at (065) 686 9600.  Tickets €20 or family tickets €50 (4 adults, or 2 adults and 3 children).

For more on the show ‘Who wants to be a Five Thousandaire’ visit

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.