Donegal soccer clubs launch draw for house worth almost €180,000

Fundraising initiative set to create big interest

Donegal soccer clubs launch draw for house worth almost €180,000

The first prize is a four bed semi-detached house

A house worth almost €180,000 is up for grabs in a fundraising raffle that has been launched by two Donegal soccer clubs.

Cockhill Celtic FC, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is organising the competition along with another Inishowen club, Aileach FC.

Entry is €100 and a cap of 4,000 tickets are available.

Each club hopes to generate up to €100,000 each from the draw.

The lucky winner will win a four  bedroom semi-detached house in Gleann Aoibhinn, Clonbeg, Buncrana.

Among the other prizes is a one week all-inclusive Mediterranean cruise.

Extra prizes will also be drawn for anyone who is paid up by October 31.

The draw is scheduled to take pace on Tuesday, December 29.

The clubs will use the money to upgrade facilities. Cockhill were badly affected by the floods of August 2017.

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"We wanted to do something to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2020 so when the conversations began with Aileach about “Win A House 2020” we were delighted,” explained Cockhill Celtic chairman, Dermot O’Donnell.

“Cockhill and Aileach have a superb relationship and we were very impressed with the professional, well organised draw they ran in 2018. We have faced many obstacles in the last few years since the floods destroyed our playing facilities in 2017.

“Hopefully with the help of this draw, we can now make plans to improve and invest for the future of football in our community continuing the good work over 50 years. Best of luck to everyone who purchases a ticket,” he said.

Stephen O'Donnell, Chairman, Aileach Football Club, added:  "As a club, we have gone from strength to strength over the last number of years and we hope this draw will help us to continue the work we have put in.  We are delighted to be partnered with Cockhill Celtic for the draw as the are a club we hold in high regard. 

“ We decided to put a limit of 4,000 tickets in this draw to increase the odds in the favour of the person purchasing a ticket.  We are aware that their is a lot of house draws throughout the country but not with the odds we're offering.  Best of luck to everyone!”

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