Winner confirmed after the novel Win-A-Gaff draw; a new two-bed apartment was first prize

Winner confirmed after the novel Win-A-Gaff draw; a new two-bed apartment was first prize
Neil Prendeville of Red FM, with the winning ticket of Gerard Woods of Killorglin, Co Kerry, at the WinaGaff draw, at Douglas GAA Club.Picture: David Keane.

Hundreds of thousands of euro has been raised for three Cork clubs following the huge success of the WinAGaff competition.

Nine thousand tickets were sold in the past six months or so, at €100 a pop, with people keen to win a brand new two-bedroom apartment in Ballintemple.

Gerard Woods, from Killorglin in Kerry, was announced as the winner of the main prize at an event on Saturday night.

Ella Woods, Hollie Herlihy and Amy O Lehan, enjoying the Sarsfields Camogie Club victory dinner, at the Rochestown Park Hotel.Picture: David Keane.
Ella Woods, Hollie Herlihy and Amy O Lehan, enjoying the Sarsfields Camogie Club victory dinner, at the Rochestown Park Hotel.Picture: David Keane.

It is believed that Mr Woods, who is abroad at the moment, has been contacted about his win.

“It’s not a phone call you’d be annoyed about taking,” laughed Aidan O’Connor, chairperson of Douglas GAA, who organised the competition along with Kinsale AFC and Cork City FC.

“I was surprised at the success of it to be honest,” he added.

Ruth McCarthy and Ellen Twomey, enjoying the Sarsfields Camogie Club victory dinner, at the Rochestown Park Hotel.Picture: David Keane.
Ruth McCarthy and Ellen Twomey, enjoying the Sarsfields Camogie Club victory dinner, at the Rochestown Park Hotel.Picture: David Keane.

“Tickets were on sale for around six months and I was actually worried in July and August when people were on holiday and that, with the amount we sold.

“But the number of tickets that were sold in the closing week was colossal,” said Mr O’Connor.

“It’s a life-changing prize.

“We won’t know the final score raised shall we say for a while until we consider all the costs for marketing and prizes as well.” 

Niamh and Emma Fitzgerald and Eimear O'Riordan, all from Ballypehane, enjoying the fun at the WinaGaff draw, at Douglas GAA Club.Picture: David Keane.
Niamh and Emma Fitzgerald and Eimear O'Riordan, all from Ballypehane, enjoying the fun at the WinaGaff draw, at Douglas GAA Club.Picture: David Keane.

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.

The second prize, a Toyota Yaris, went to Kieran Minehan of Ballinlough while third prize, €1,000 went home with Sheila Murphy of Whitechurch.

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