THERE was a big British winner in a GAA club's eagerly anticipated draw to win a house in Ireland.
The €155,000 house in Rann Mór Meadow, Letterkenny, Co. donegal was won by London-based Justin Brett who won after he bought a ticket for St Eunan GAA club’s draw online.
The Sligo native's name was drawn randomly from a prize draw at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny on Easter Sunday night.
Tickets were €100 each and competition was fierce as hundreds entered the draw.
Mr Brett's prize was a semi-detached three-bedroom house overlooking St Eunan GAA’s home ground O’Donnell Park.
St Eunan's said the win would be lifechanging for Mr Brett who now hopes to move home.
Clare O’Donnell, who won the last house St Eunan’s raffled in 2008, drew the winning ticket with Charlie Collins of Donegal Sport Hub the MC for the night.
There were also nine other great prizes including fuel vouchers from both Tinney’s and Top Oil, a €1,000 voucher for Evolve Menswear, a family membership for one-year to the Mount Errigal Hotel Gym, a 50” LED TV from Ben Sweeney’s, a luxury package to Shandon Hotel & Spa and holidays courtesy of Liberty Travel and Seamus MacRory.
The proceeds from the draw will help St Eunan’s to pursue its ambitious plans to further develop the facilities at O'Donnell Park.
The other winners were:
2nd Place - Med cruise - Gerard Traynor, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan
3rd Place - Ashford Castle - Eamonn Doherty, Mountain Top
4th Place - Mount Errigal membership - Michael McMenamin, Dooish, Ballybofey
5th Place - €1,000 Tinney's Oil - Niall O Duinn, Tara Court
6th Place - Shannon Hotel & Spa for 4 - Padraig McCafferty, Elwood Downs
7th Place - 50" TV - Ben Sweeney, Kiltoy
8th Place - €1,000 Evolve voucher - Pauline McElroy, Letterkenny
9th Place - €1,000 Top Oil fuel - George Gamble, Churchill
10th Place - Portugal holiday - Kathleen & Noel Boyle, Goldrum, Termon