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A £150k family home up for grabs for price of raffle ticket

By Mark Bain

A GAA club in Co Down has launched a competition with a rather unusual star prize - a brand new house.

St Patrick's GAC Mayobridge, home to the county's oldest Gaelic club, will be handing the keys of the property over to the lucky winner next August.

The eye-catching three-bedroom property in Banbridge is the main prize in the club's latest fundraising raffle.

Entries are priced at £100 a go.

The winner will be moving into their new home worth £150,000.

Other prizes include a new Honda CRV vehicle, £10,000 in cash and a Mediterranean cruise.

The top prize is the three-bedroom semi-detached property in the Bishops Green development close to Bridgewater Park and The Boulevard Shopping complex.

It also has great links across the country with easy access to both Belfast and Dublin via the A1 dual-carriageway.

Mayobridge GAC finance committee secretary Michael Toner said: "We're delighted to launch our 'Win An A1 House' campaign that could change someone's life.

"For just £100 one lucky person will win a house worth £150,000 in a great location, while we think the other prizes aren't bad either. This major fundraising undertaking is to develop and extend our facilities and to grow our existing playing facilities."

Working with a local developer Lotus Homes, the club secured a house in the prestigious new development, located just off the Castlewellan Road.

The club, seven miles outside Newry, is celebrating 130 years and the draw is limited to a maximum of 8,000 entries.

Tickets for the raffle, on August 17 next year, can be purchased online at www.winana1house.com

The club caters for all ages and has teams from Under-6s up to senior level, along with ladies' football, camogie, handball and Scor. Earlier this year it was awarded a Platinum Club Maith Award, which recognises best practice.

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