Saturday 29 April 2017

Taoiseach Enda Kenny buys €100 ticket to win a house at Mayo match

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Donegal fans didn't leave Castlebar empty handed today despite a two point defeat to Mayo.

Fan Alma Kavanagh managed to persuade Taoiseach Enda Kenny to part with €100 for a ticket where the prize is a new house in County Donegal.

Primary school principal Alma is a member of the St Eunan's GAA club in Letterkenny. Her brother is 2012 All-Ireland winner Rory Kavanagh.

The club is raising money for a new all-weather training pitch at their O'Donnell Park grounds and the top prize in the club draw is a new €155,000 home nearby.

Kenny's Government has already stumped up €80,000 for the new Astro turf pitch through a Sports Capital Grant. The club draw will help to raise another €80k towards the project.

"Another hundred euro from Enda will help," said Alma.

The draw takes place on April 16, Easter Sunday with tickets also available online at gaahousedraw.ie. €20k of runner up prizes include a Med cruise and a fortnight in Portugal.

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