$45K raised for local teams at Eatons Hill Hotel’s annual Sporting Lunch

Every year, Eatons Hill Hotel hosts an annual Sporting Lunch in the Grand Ballroom. In 2023, the venue held it’s 11th annual lunch, and it was the 8th sell out event in a row.

Aiming to raise funds for local sporting clubs, the Albany Creek Crushers and the Samford Stags, this year’s event broke the record, raising $41,000! Topped up by the Comiskey Group, the family donated $4,000 to bring the total to $45,000.

Watch some of the action unfold HERE

Albany Creek Crushers representatives with Erica, Paul, Rob & David Comiskey.

The Sporting Lunch on Friday 7th July was hosted by Luttsy & Mitch Lewis who brought out comedian, Steve Allison first to get the crowd amped up for an afternoon of banter. Attendees enjoyed a 3 course meal and premium beverage package whilst listening to guest speakers, Broncos superstars, Kotoni Staggs and Adam Reynolds; followed by State of Origin legends, Chris Walker, Todd Carney and Greg Bird.

Watch some of the action unfold HERE

The Sporting Lunch sold raffle tickets with prizes which included:

  1. Comiskey Distillery Hamper
  2. Robert Oatley Wine Hamper
  3. Byron Bay Brewery Esky & Merch
  4. Great Northern Challenger Kayak
  5. Bundaberg Rum Prize Pack
  6. Jack Daniel’s Prize Back

There were some incredible auction items up for grabs, including:

  1. 2 Night Stay at BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort
  2. A Dinner for 2 at Penfolds at Magill Estate South Australia Restaurant
  3. NRL Grand Final Tickets
  4. Autographed Jersey (Dolphins 2023 NRL Squad Jersey, signed and framed)
  5. Autographed Jersey (QLD 2020 State of Origin Jersey, signed and framed)
  6. Autographed Jersey (Cowboys Jersey, Signed and framed)
  7. Autographed Jersey (Signed by Kotoni Staggs)
  8. Autographed Jersey (Signed by Adam Reynolds)
The Comiskey family with representatives of the Samford Stags, on stage at the Sporting Lunch

The Comiskey Group wish to thank all sponsors and attendees for their incredible effort to support our local teams. Over the last 11 years of the Sporting Lunch we have raised:

2013: $17,000
2014: $21,000
2015: $15,000
2016: $16,000
2017: $23,000
2018: $30,000
2019: $33,000
2020: $24,000
2021: $28,000
2022: $28,000
2023: $45,000

These funds go straight to local teams, Samford Stags and the Albany Creek Crushers, keeping kids on the field; learning teamwork, staying active, making friends and even maybe starting their career in sports!

The Sporting Lunch will be back in 2024 and is expected to sell out once again. If you’re wanting to buy a table you can get in early, email

Proudly sponsored by Balter, Byron Bay Brewery, Penfolds, Squealing Pig, Diageo, Power’s, Treasury Premium Brands, Robert Oatley, Gold Coast Bakery, Brown Forman, Connoisseur, Mad Printing & Design, XXXX, PFD Food Services, Moco Food Services, Riverine Premium Beef, QRB, Bundaberg Rum, Coca Cola Amatil, Great Northern Brewing Co, Gateway Providers, Simon George & Sons and Diageo.

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