Three Cork clubs comes together to raffle a new home

Three Cork clubs comes together to raffle a new home
The home being raffled is a ground floor two-bedroom apartment in Aylesbury, Ballintemple valued at €285,000.

Three of Cork’s top sporting clubs have joined forces to raffle a newly built Cork home.

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 new 75 square metre, two bedroom apartment in Ballintemple. 

A ticket for the draw costs €100, with organisers selling a maximum of 9,000 tickets. The winner of the apartment will be drawn in a grand prize raffle in October.

Douglas GAA plans to use the proceeds to develop floodlighting and improvements to its pitch, while Cork City FC 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.

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.” 

While 'The Gaff' is the main prize on offer, the runner-up the second prize on offer in the draw is a new five-door Toyota Yaris Terra, provided by Lehane Motors. Third prize is €1,000 in cash.

Aidan O’Connor, Chairman of Douglas FC said: “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

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