Mary Dinnegan from Longford wins London apartment worth £695,000

December 31st, 2020

€906,500 (euro) raised for the development of GAA facilities in Roscommon in the fundraiser

Tonight, Wednesday 30th December 2020, in a socially distanced draw independently observed by PwC and broadcast live on Facebook, Mary Dinnegan, from Ballymahon in Longford won a Ballymore apartment in London City Island worth £695,000.

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. Speaking on behalf of Roscommon GAA, Brian Carroll, Chairman of Roscommon GAA said: “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.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 €943k 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 Sean Mulryan and the Ballymore team, without whom none of this would have been possible”.  A gross €2,161,500 was raised with the following costs:

Following this investment, Roscommon GAA retain a profit of €906,500.Winners

Thank you We are very appreciative of all the support we received from across the world and especially from Roscommon and Ireland. The funds raised through the Win a Home in London fundraiser will make a considerable difference to the future of many young people in Roscommon through the development of vital sports facilities. A contribution from the competition proceeds will also be made to our charity partners. We will be donating €35,000 to the London Irish Centre in Camden and €10,000 to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice. We are very grateful to Sean Mulryan and the Ballymore team for all their support to Roscommon GAA over many years. Finally, the fully voluntary Club Rossie team, who receive no pay or expenses, deserve a very special mention for their incredible efforts in raising €3.5 million over the past 7 years including €943,000 in our 2018 draw.

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