Press Release

May 01 2024

Basketball Ireland Club Draw 2024 Winners

The Basketball Ireland Club Draw 2024 has taken place at the National Basketball Arena, with prize winners drawn from six different clubs across the country.

Rasa Praske of Athlone BC was in possession of ticket number 29 from her club, taking home the first prize of a trip to Boston and €1,000 in spending money. Siobhan Mackey from New Ross Sparks is on her way to Disneyland Paris, along with €1,000 spending money after her club ticket number 1 was drawn, while Stella Hurley, ticket holder number 43 of Morning Star BC was the winner of the trip to the Italian Grand Prix and €500 spending money. 

A full list of winners can be seen below. 

This was the first year since its inception in 2014 that the Basketball Ireland Club Draw was conducted digitally, allowing more grassroots clubs than ever before to engage with the fundraiser. 

Speaking following the conclusion of the draw, Basketball Ireland CEO John Feehan said: "Overall I'm very pleased with the levels of engagement we have seen from our clubs during the process. This is the first time the Basketball Ireland Club Draw has moved away from physical ticketing and there was always going to be a transition process, but ultimately this format makes it much easier for our clubs to participate and raise some vital funding. That is the core aim of this superb initiative. Increasing accessibility is a major part of our digital strategy for our sport and this move has been another step in the right direction in that regard.

Conducting the draw alongside Feehan was Basketball Ireland's CFO Donal Walsh and Interim Head of Commerical and Brand Mark Russell.

The winners of the prizes are as follows: 

Prize Club Ticket Number Club Seller Winner 
Trip to Boston 29 Athlone BC Rasa Praske
Trip to Disneyland 1 New Ross Sparks Siobhan Mackey
Trip to Italian Grand Prix 43 Morning Star BC Stella Hurley
Apple Product Suite 2 Kestrels BC Liam Madden
Samsung TV Entertainment System 12 Waterford Wildcats Fiona Lapthorne
K Club Hotel & Spa Experience 12 St. Vincents Paul Ryan

Basketball Ireland would like to thank everyone who particpated or bought tickets to support their local club in the 2024 Club Draw.