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Tickets are selling in Australia and Canada for one of Ireland’s biggest ever raffles

Top prize is luxury home in Cork City worth almost €300,000.

Three of Cork’s top sporting clubs have joined forces to offer one lucky winner the ultimate prize – a brand new home, with an estimated value of almost €300,000. With tickets costing just €100, the winner will get to own their own home for the same price as a concert ticket.

The #WinAGaff competition is part of a fundraising initiative on behalf of Cork City FC, Douglas GAA club and Kinsale AFC, with funds being distributed to develop facilities at each for all age levels.

The “Gaff” in question is a brand new 75 square metre, two bedroom apartment in the highly sought after suburb of Ballintemple in Cork city. The property will be presented to the winner in pristine quality, complete with contemporary built-in kitchen, appliances, wardrobes, double-glazed Alu-clad windows and a landscaped patio.

A ticket for the draw costs €100, but a maximum of just 9,000 tickets are being put up for sale. The lucky winner of the apartment will be drawn in a grand prize raffle in October.

Paul Wycherley, General Manager, Cork City Football Club said: “This is the best value home on the market right now anywhere in Ireland. Whoever wins this luxurious apartment will need luck on their side, but they will only have paid €100 to secure the keys. This is a great opportunity for someone to get onto the property ladder with minimal effort, while also helping the three clubs involved to raise much-needed funds.”

The three clubs in question cater for members of all ages. Douglas GAA plans to use the proceeds to develop floodlighting and improvements to its pitch, while Cork City will invest in its youth academy and community projects. Kinsale AFC says the money raised will improve its ageing facilities after the numbers involved in the club trebled in just five years.

While “The Gaff” is the main prize on offer, the runner-up will be given a different set of keys. The second prize on offer in the draw is a brand new five-door Toyota Yaris Terra, provided by Lehane Motors. Third prize is €1,000 in cash.

Aidan O’Connor, Chairman of Douglas GAA said: “This is a life-changing prize and I would encourage people to get their ticket while they can. The gaff is nearly finished and it is getting really exciting now. We will be using the proceeds to fundraise for our clubs. This is certainly a draw with a Wow factor and it will change someone’s life.”

Tickets have already been selling well through the three clubs in question, but word of the competition is drawing interest from further afield.

Mr Wycherley added; “We have already seen people buy tickets from Kerry and Donegal, and from as far away as Australia and Canada. This is the first time a prize like this has ever been offered in Cork, and we expect the 9,000 tickets to sell fast.”

For more information on tickets, and to view images of the #WinAGaff property, please visit the website www.winagaff.ie

Items you could buy for €100:

  • Two All-Ireland tickets

  • Pair of designer jeans

  • A mobile phone

  • A meal for two

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