Would you like to win your own gaff in a prime location in Cork City? Three sports clubs have come together to raffle an apartment in Ballintemple, one of the most desirable locations to live in Cork.


This unique partnership, the first of its kind in Ireland, has been formed between Douglas GAA, Cork City FC and Kinsale AFC. They have come together for this exciting and fantastic opportunity for one lucky winner. Tickets can now be purchased online at www.winagaff.ie, for €100. The draw date is set for 12th October, but with a limited number of tickets available and expectation that it will be sold out well in advance of this date, make sure you get online as soon as you can.

Commenting on the partnership and their aims, Paul Wycherley, General Manager of Cork City FC said,

“This is such an exciting opportunity and unique partnership. We’re thrilled to be part of this, and how it will support our strategic aims. As part of our strategy at Cork City FC, continued and targeted investment in our academy and community is where the proceeds of this fundraising project are earmarked. This will help us to continue to develop our own players, which we have a successful and proud tradition of. Players such as Alan Bennett, Mark McNulty, and Conor McCarthy have all come through the ranks, while current academy players including Darragh Crowley and Cian Murphy are now playing with the first team. Being able to develop our academy further is a key aim of ours, and this obviously requires ongoing financial investment. Growing our community projects is another key part of our strategic planning.”

The two-bed apartment is part of the luxury Aylesbury Housing Development by Centurion Homes in Ballintemple. Spread over 807 square foot the apartment’s features include integrated and fitted kitchen, double glazed Alu Clad windows, A-rated levels of insulation and a back garden. The ‘gaff’ is built with block and brick with a highly efficient timber frame. Smooth rendered finish and slate roof with zinc cladding on front dormers and canopy. The odds could be in your favour, with a maximum of 9,000 tickets available.

Kieran Cremin, Public Relations Officer of Douglas GAA said,

“We’ve been working hard on this project since the start of the year and delighted to form this partnership with Cork City FC and Kinsale AFC. We really hope that ‘#WinAGaff’ captures the imagination and enthusiasm of people not just in Cork, but nationally and even internationally. The lucky winner will own a beautiful new home, in a new housing development, situated in a fantastic area to live.

As a club, we’re growing all the time, and we need to upgrade our facilities significantly. This fundraiser will help with this, in particular we’re looking at flood lighting and improving our pitches. Whether you’re Eoin Cadogan, Shane Kingston or an underage boy or girl, we want to have the best facilities for all of our players, and coaches, in all teams and grades.”

Derek Nash, part of the team driving this from Kinsale AFC said,

“Kinsale AFC is a community football club founded in 1935 and caters for boys and girls from five years old in the academy through to our senior ladies and men’s teams. The club has experienced an extraordinary period of growth over the past five years with player numbers trebling to approximately 450. This growth has put huge strain on a dated club infrastructure which is no longer fit for purpose.

This exciting partnership will not only provide vital funding to help us finally deliver our clubhouse, but it allows our club be part of something positive that will change somebody’s life. We’d like to extend our sincere gratitude to all who support #WinAGaff, and to all the entrants – good luck!”

There will also be a second prize of a new car, and third cash prize. Terms and conditions will apply upon purchase of a ticket.


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