North Dublin club raffles new €250k house for €100 a ticket

by Sylvia Pownall
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Fair City star Rebecca Grimes has rallied behind her local football club which is offering one lucky supporter the chance to win a €250k house – for just €100.

Balscadden FC is offering a two-bed townhouse in a brand-new development in Balrothery as the top prize in its monster draw, plus another €10k to furnish it.

Funds raised will go towards a football pitch and sporting facilities which will be used by the club and St Benignus NS, and by the wider community.

Rebecca, who plays Hayley Collins in the RTE soap, said she was delighted to lend a hand to her local club in promoting its Win a Dublin Home draw.

She said: “It’s great to be involved in a worthy cause like this that’s so close to my heart. Balscadden is my local club, so I really hope people can support it.”

Players and volunteers organised a bag pack at Tesco in Millfield, Balbriggan at the weekend to highlight the draw, with the ultimate aim of selling 7,000 tickets.

The top prize is a block-built house which comes with a choice of kitchen, air to water heating system, underfloor heating, landscaped garden and cobblelock drive.

Club secretary Willie Burke revealed: “There’s been lots of interest and the prize speaks for itself.

“It’s a potentially life-changing draw and we wish everyone who enters it the very best of luck.

“To win a house right on the commuter belt in a lovely village like Balrothery would be an unbelievable story.”

The lucky winner will be announced on June 29 in Balscadden Inn where a raft of runner-up prizes including a Mediterranean cruise, a family trip to Lapland and trips to Berlin, Rome and Barcelona will also be allocated.

To buy tickets online, and for more information, visit

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