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Downpatrick FC Say Thank You To All Their Sponsors
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Gavin Oakes of Plus2Print  receives his voucher from Kerry Fisher, Downpatrick FC Committee member.

Gavin Oakes of Plus2Print receives his voucher from Kerry Fisher, Downpatrick FC Committee member.

Downpatrick FC Say Thank You To All Their Sponsors

Local businesses have backed the Downpatrick FC  soccer team from the County Town of Down.

The committee of Downpatrick Football Club undertook a sponsorship drive last season to help cover the costs on equipment and match days.

“The response from the local business community was tremendous,” said Tony McShane, Club official.  “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the many businesses who sponsored the club.

“As a way of a thank-you to these businesses Downpatrick FC recently organised a raffle with three prizes.

Tony McShane, Downpatrick FC committee member, presents Jim Masson of Down News with two tickets to the Northern Ireland / Portugal Qorld Cup Qualifier.

Tony McShane, Downpatrick FC committee member, presents Jim Masson of Down News with two tickets to the Northern Ireland / Portugal World Cup Qualifier at Windsor Park.

“The sponsors of our strips and training gear were entered into their own draw with the prize being a nights B&B in the Burrendale in Newcastle which was won by Plus 2 Print.

“The next draw involved all the Match Day sponsors with the first prize being two match tickets to the Northern Ireland World Cup Qualifier against Portugal in Windsor Park. This prize was won buy Jim Masson, Managing Director of Down News.

Jim Masson said: “Local businesses can play a big part in helping out the sporting clubs in their area. Sport touches on business activity too and is an important part of our community.

“I was delighted to go and watch Ronaldo score a hat-trick again Northern  Ireland at Windsor Park – one of the treasured sporting moments in my life. Thank you Downpatrick FC!”

Tony McShane added: “The second prize was a voucher for a lovely meal at Downpatrick Cricket Club’s restaurant and this was won by Lorraine Hynds of the Bargainland Store in Downpatrick.”

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If anyone is interested in sponsoring Downpatrick FC this season they can contact Tony McShane on 07716853990 or e-mail the club on [email protected]

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Lorriane Hynds of Bargainland Stores in Downpatriick receives her voucher for a meal fro two at Downpatrick Cricket Club from Downpatrick FC committee member, Kerry Fisher.

Lorriane Hynds of Bargainland Stores in Downpatriick receives her voucher for a meal fro two at Downpatrick Cricket Club from Downpatrick FC committee member, Kerry Fisher.