“It’s a dream come true”


DOUBLE VERIFICATION MC Henry McGlade and Westport and Mayo GAA star Eoghan McLaughlain check the winning raffle ticket number Win a home in Westport 2.

Prize draw organized by Westport GAA, another great success

Oisin McGovern

LIMERICK’s wife, Lorraine Ní Gháirbhith, became the proud owner of a seaside home after winning the coveted Win A House In Westport 2 Draw from Westport GAA.
Lorraine (pictured), who lives and works in Dublin as a lecturer at DCU, said winning the four-bedroom house on West Road was “a dream come true”
She was one of 9,883 participants in Westport GAA’s second “Win ​​a Home in Westport” raffle, which the club described as “a wonderful success”.
Lorraine bought her ticket online after being inundated with Facebook ads for similar raffles after entering a raffle for a house in Clare.
After entering in hope rather than expectation, the Limerick native says winning the incredible prize has opened up a world of opportunity for her.
“My dream come true would be to live by the sea in the west. That’s why it’s totally unreal, ”she said.
“We literally have the impression that a door has opened to the universe and I have just been presented with this quantum field that anything is possible. I can’t make up my mind, ”she said.
“I feel that anything is possible. I feel so vibrant, abundant and grateful. It’s amazing, a phenomenal experience.
Having previously visited the area on vacation, Lorraine is now seriously considering moving west after struggling to buy a house in Dublin lately.
Currently a tenant in the capital, Lorraine compares her gain to a sort of “divine intervention”.
“I don’t know what’s possible, but at the moment I think absolutely anything is possible,” said Lorraine, who teaches Irish language education.
“At the moment, it’s like magic dust has been sprinkled on me. I’m so grateful and blown away.
The draw took place live on the Westport GAA Facebook page, hosted by MC Henry McGlade, and the winning ticket was drawn by Westport and Mayo GAA star Eoghan McLaughlin.
Westport GAA Club President Charlie Lambert said: “Everyone’s support is greatly appreciated as we expand our facilities to meet the demand of our members as one of the fastest growing GAA clubs. of Connacht. ”
The second Win a Home fundraiser in Westport was led by a team consisting of Danny McLaughlin, Charlie Lambert, Chris McGowan, Ann Baynes, Paddy Reynolds, Seamus Moran, Patrick Reilly, Paul Gannon and Helen Gannon.
The € 325,000 four-bedroom semi-detached house, located in the Sli na Misean development on West Road, was sponsored by building contractor Sli na Misean, Eamon and Geraldine Padden from the Broadhaven Bay Hotel in Belmullet.
Of the other nine winners in last Sunday’s draw, three were from Mayo, one from Galway, one from Cavan, one from Dublin, one from Kerry, one from Kildare and one from France.
Although the final draw count has not yet been announced, it is estimated that it could be in the order of € 450,000. With the club having started expanding its new facility on the road to the golf course, project manager Danny McLaughlin hopes the money will now be put to good use.
“We received a building permit for our new land facility in the first quarter of 2021 and started earthworks in the third quarter. Our plan is to begin construction of a new field the size of Croke Park in spring 2022 with the goal of having a few exhibition matches per day in September 2022. Spring 2023 is the goal for the field to be be available to all sections of the club to play at, ”said McLaughlin.

The full list of winners is as follows:
1st prize 4 bedroom house, sponsor, Broadhaven Bay Hotel, Lorraine Ni Ghairbhith, Limerick
2nd prize € 5,000, sponsor The Castlecourt Hotel, Michael Kiernan, France
3rd prize € 3,000, sponsor, PortWest, Evan Ralph, Mayo
4th prize € 1,000, sponsor, Hastings Insurance, Tim Moriarty, Kerry.
5th prize € 1,000, sponsor, SuperValu, Maura and Rosaleen Gannon, Mayo
6th prize € 1,000, sponsor, Knockranny House Hotel, Komalta Nayeck, Kildare
7th prize € 1,000, sponsor, Carraig Donn, Dan Fox, Cavan
8th prize € 1,000, sponsor, The Helm, Maeve O’Connell, Co. Galway
9th prize € 1,000, sponsor, Jim Hogan Couriers, Anthony Scahill, Dublin
10th prize€ 1,000, sponsor, Electric Skyline, Keith Walsh, Mayo


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