Category Archives: Fundraising

BIG BLUEFIN QUIZ! Saturday 11th May 2019

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon at the BIG BLUEFIN FAMILY TABLE QUIZ on Saturday 11th May in Kilcornan Hall, Clarinbridge at 4:30pm.

* Cake Sale * Spot Prizes * Fun & Games*

Bring the whole family, invite your friends, that crazy cousin, anybody and everybody… of all ages are welcome!

All donatations of spot prizes  (an item or gift certificate for either a child or an adult) or home baking; will be gratefully appreciated! Donations of spot prizes will be collected on Monday 29th April; Wednesday 1st May and Wednesday 8th May (or text Madeline to  arrange another time on 0872453519. Thank you in advance!

Results: 100x100m Swim Challenge

Big cheer to the athletes and parents from Bluefin Swim Team and Predator Triathlon Club who bravely attempted to swim 100x100m (and 50x100m) in Kilcornan this St Patrick’s Day.
This was a youth-led fundraiser, and 100% of the monies raised going towards a backstroke wedge for the pool.

The Result…

The swimmers raised an amazing €190! Together with a donation from coach Karen’s fundraising dinner, we have a backstroke wedge in the post, on it’s way to the club!

The Superstars…

3hrs 46mins: Sarah (Bluefin) and David K (Bluefin)

3hrs 20 mins: Maurice (Parent), Hannah (Bluefin) and Brogan (Bluefin)

3hrs 4mins: Mathys (Predator), Geordan (Bluefin/Predator), Anthony (Bluefin) and Ross (Predator)

2hrs 47mins: Emma (Bluefin/Predator), Rory (Bluefin) and Sorcha (Bluefin)

2hrs 30 mins: Luke (Bluefin/Predator) and Robin (Bluefin)

50x100m in 1hr 53mins: Kieran (Bluefin), Michelle (Parent), David (Parent), Cormac (friend), Helen (coach) and Harry (Bluefin)

Athletes successfully completing the challenge will receive lifetime membership to the “100 Club”… forever… AND, receive the coveted “100 Club” bag tag… and all the fame that goes with it!


Special thanks to all our volunteer lane counters… Loic, Paul, Caoilin, Maeve, Hannah B, Olivia, Lucy, Patrick, Tom, Pat, David and Christine.

Huge thank you to our fantastic pancake queen, Madeline, for the four-hour pancake-making marathon!

Big thanks to Karen for her continued fundraising for the club.

Thank you, as always, to Kilcornan Pool!

Table Quiz fo Special Olympics

As we prepare to see Bluefin’s Emma Barrett off to represent Ireland at the WORLD GAMES in Abu Dhabi next month… we have just enough time for a bit of fun!

Please support us and Special Olympics Ireland at this Table Quiz  in the Woodstock Hotel, Ennis on Friday 1st March at 8pm.

See you there!

RESULTS! Big Bluefin Bingo Fundraiser

Over 200 players flocked to Kilcornan for the Big Bluefin Bingo Bonanza Fundraiser on Saturday 10th November, to help raise a whopping €3,776.42 for the club!!

As sounds of legs eleven, two fat ladies and “ONE MORE LINE” filled the hall, an exceptional night was made by all the wonderful supporters, of all ages from across the county, to make this event a phenomenal success! Thank you!

Well done to all the winners of over 40 fabulous prizes that were won in the Bingo and Raffle, including €100 door prize sponsored by Yeats College, €100 Snowball prize sponsored by Ward & Burke and a Four Ball Galway Bay Golf & Country Club prize worth €570!

Bluefin Swim Team is incredibly thankful and grateful to our fantastic parents that make up our fundraising committee; Maryse Collins, Helen Van de Beek, Karen Roland and Jean Kearney. Thank you for taking on the onerous task of gathering prizes, promoting the night, and putting together such a fun-filled night for all.

Our thanks go to Kilcornan’s Ciaran McGrath and staff, for their continued support over the years; to Paul Gunning for providing the PA; to Sorcha Kearney and her team for managing the Coffee Shop; to Siobhan and Loretta of Fun Bingo, and to all the families that got involved selling tickets, donating prizes and for seizing the dauber!

Our highest appreciation to the many, many businesses in Clarinbridge, Kilcolgan, Kinvara, Maree, Oranmore and surrounding areas for their continued support to our club.

Top of the House to you all! :o)