England’s joy at the European Championships today will be shared by fans of grassroots football across the Irish Sea after they got €10,000 into the kitty, all thanks to our #SaveOurGame campaign. Our cause sees us calling on all Irish footie fans to do the unthinkable and support England at Euro 2020 for the greater good of the game on the Emerland Isle.
Don’t worry we haven’t gone mad! The reason we are asking Irish supporters to do this is because every time The Three Lions hit the back of the net on the tournament, we’re going to donate €10,000 to grassroots football in Ireland, and that’s exactly what happened on Sunday.
Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling was the hero for Gareth Southgate men as they saw off Croatia 1-0 in their opening Group D fixture at Wembley. The wide man latched onto a wonderful assist from Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips to score the only goal of the game, adding €10k to the pot for Irish grassroots football in the process.
With at least two more group games to come for England (against Scotland and Czech Republic respectively), there are even more chances for them to top up our balance and for Irish football’s sake, we hope they score goals galore!
Don’t forget we’ll double the donation to €20k if Jack Grealish or Declan Rice trigger our backstabber bonus by scoring at the championships.
To claim your share of the money 18+ representatives from clubs with senior teams nationwide in Ireland are asked to get in touch via [email protected] or via Paddy Power’s social media channels explaining what they need the money – which is capped at €100,000 – for and why.
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