The Faythe Harriers GAA Club has launched an ambitious fundraising raffle offering people the chance to win a €400,000 house in Maynooth in return for a €100 ticket.
The three-bedroom, semi-detached home in Carton Wood, Maynooth is part of a housing development built by Wexford developer Anthony Neville who is a member of the club.
The number of tickets will be capped at 12,000, giving the club a net profit of €800,000 if they are all sold.
All the proceeds will go towards the completion of the new Faythe Harriers clubhouse and community centre in Páirc Charman, which is currently under construction.
'We needed one big fundraising idea to raise enough money to build and develop the clubhouse', said club secretary Pat Henebry of the raffle launched last week at The Showhouse, No 1 Carton Wood, Maynooth, which is the prize on offer, with former Wexford hurler Larry O' Gorman and current star Lee Chin in attendance. The Maynooth house is due for completion in October and is valued at €405,000. The draw will take place on New Year's Eve. Tickets can be bought online at www.winthehouse.ie. and from the organising committee.