A ROCKCHAPEL man who admitted that he has never won anything in his life walked away with two prized All Ireland hurling tickets from The Corkman this week.
With a beaming smile, Michael McAuliffe of Foiladown told how he'd spotted the competition in The Corkman and was now very glad he entered.
"I turned to my wife, Helena and said 'well, we'll definitely have to enter this as you just never know, we could win it'," said a clearly delighted Michael on Monday evening.
The prize which includes corporate box tickets, which will enable Michael and Helena to get a bird's eye view of the game along with return train tickets.
He said the last time that he got to Croke Park was for a semi final match in 1999.
"I just couldn't believe it when I got the call. It was a very nice way to kick start a Monday and that is for sure. The All Ireland hurling tickets are like gold dust," said Michael.
When pressed on his view on the upcoming rematch on Saturday, he said Cork will whip the Banner county by three points.
And he said his favourite player on the Rebel team is Kanturk native and star goalkeeper Anthony Nash.
"I've never won anything in my life and, well, this just tops it all," said Michael.