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International demand for local raffle

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 4:46pm

Tickets for the #WinAGaff competition have been bought across the world with sales recorded from Britain to South Korea.

Organisers of the competition, where the winner will get a brand new home in Cork worth almost €300,000, have identified the top locations for ticket sales both at home in Ireland and abroad. It’s 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.

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.

Paul Wycherley, General Manager, Cork City Football Club said: “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. 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.”

The ‘gaff’ in question is a brand new 75 square metre, two bedroom apartment in the sought after suburb of Ballintemple. 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 and a maximum of 9,000 tickets are being put up for sale. The lucky winner of the apartment will be drawn in a grand prize raffle later in 2019.

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.

For more information on tickets, and to view images of the property, visit

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