Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Club Rossie team alongside county board officials that made the Win a House in Dublin draw a huge success in 2018.





Roscommon GAA has made a profit of over €900,000 from its Win a Home In London draw, which took place on Wednesday evening.

The socially distanced draw at Sliabh Bán, Strokestown, independently observed by PwC and broadcast live on Facebook, saw Mary Dinnegan from Ballymahon, County Longford, win a Ballymore apartment in London City Island worth €815,000.

Roscommon GAA grossed €2,161,500 from the draw, inclusive of the following costs:

Discounted purchase of apartment: €635,000

Marketing investment: €246,000

Charity partner contributions: €45,000

Online payment costs: €39,000

Cash prizes for draw: €20,000

GB refunds: €270,000.

As a result, Roscommon GAA will net a profit of €905,000 from the draw, which will be used to upgrade Dr. Hyde Park and develop the Dermot Earley Centre of Participation.

The fundraiser, organised by Club Rossie, the voluntary commercial and fundraising arm of Roscommon GAA, was launched in December 2019 and concluded tonight following a particularly challenging year against a backdrop of the global health pandemic brought about by Covid-19.

This time two years’ ago in 2018, Club Rossie delivered a net profit of €943,000 from its Win a House in Dublin fundraiser.

“Congratulations to Mary Dinnegan on winning this year’s incredible top prize of a luxury home in London. Thank you, and all our entrants, for supporting Roscommon GAA,” said Brian Carroll, Chairperson of Roscommon GAA.

“This is a fantastic result for Roscommon GAA. Delivering over €905,000 profit to Roscommon GAA in the middle of a global pandemic is a massive credit to our Club Rossie team. Our previous house draw in 2018, which netted over €943,000, put our finances in a robust position. This draw is another boost to our balance sheet and will support the development the Dermot Earley Centre of Participation and upgrade of Dr. Hyde Park.

“On behalf of everyone at Roscommon GAA, I would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported this fundraiser, also would like to thank our fundraising team, Club Rossie, for their stellar work. I’d also like to acknowledge the unrelenting support of Seán Mulryan and the Ballymore team, without whom none of this would have been possible,” he acknowledged.

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