Tickets have been bought by people in Australia, Brazil and South Korea for the chance to win a home in Cork
Organisers of the #WinAGaff competition - where the lucky winner will get a brand new home worth almost €300,000 - have identified the top locations for ticket sales both at home in Ireland and abroad. 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.
“There has been huge support for the competition, that proves the point that people around the world think that €100 would be tremendous value for a brand new home," Paul Wycherley, General Manager, Cork City Football Club said. "However, the time to announce the winner is fast approaching. Such is demand, we might even reach the maximum number of tickets in the draw by early September, so if people have not yet entered for this amazing price, the window of opportunity is closing.”
Cork is by far the most popular place where tickets have been bought, followed by Dublin, Kerry, Tipperary and Limerick. However, the competition organisers say they’ve been surprised by the levels of interest from overseas. The demand for tickets has been strongest in Britain, Australia, the USA, Canada and Germany. Sales have even been recorded in UAE, Thailand, Brazil and South Korea.
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.
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.
For more information on tickets, and to view images of the #WinAGaff property, please visit the website www.winagaff.ie