Roscommon GAA is the organisation responsible for the promotion of Gaelic Games and Irish Culture in County Roscommon, Ireland.
It is an amateur, volunteer-driven body and a group of 15 volunteers are elected to serve on the Executive Committee, which handles the day-to-day activities.
The organisation provides games and cultural activities for players from Under 6 to adult level and also fields representative teams which compete against teams from other counties.
Club Rossie is a volunteer sub-committee of the county executive and serves as the commercial and fundraising arm of Roscommon GAA. Club Rossie was established in 2013 with the primary purpose of generating revenue to support the growth and development of Gaelic Games in County Roscommon.
Our income comes from Membership Sales, Merchandise, Event Tickets, Sponsorship and various fundraising events, such as this draw. Since its foundation, the committee has raised approximately €4,000,000 with the money going towards the provision of activities at club and county level as well as the development of facilities.
Previous competitions run by Roscommon GAA
Win a House in Dublin
In September 2018, Roscommon GAA and Club Rossie launched our first major fundraiser and offered one lucky person the life-changing opportunity to win a house in Dublin worth €425,000. The three Bedroom, end-of-terrace home at Royal Canal Park, Ashtown, Dublin 15 was developed by one of Ireland’s leading Home Builders, Ballymore. The Draw took place on December 30th 2018 and you can read about the winners here.
The coverage gained by the draw, which was the biggest of its kind in Ireland at the time, led to several sporting bodies launching similar draws, so when it came to our next fundraiser we knew we’d have to do something bigger and better.
Win a Home in London
Launched in December 2019 “Win a Home in London” offered a two-bedroom apartment worth €815,000 (£695,000) as the top prize. Developed by Ballymore the apartment was located in one of London’s most culturally rich new neighbourhoods, London City Island and the draw gained global attention. The Draw took place on December 30th 2020 and you can read about the winners here.
The funds raised from these draws put Roscommon GAA in a strong financial position for future development projects: the refurbishment of the county GAA grounds, Dr Hyde Park, as well as the establishment of a Centre of Excellence within the county.
A contribution from the proceeds of both draws were made to our charity partners; €35,000 to the London Irish Centre in Camden and a total of €20,000 to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice.