Ardee woman wins golden ticket to the Olympic Games

Kirsty Crosbie from Annaglog Ardee won a ticket to the Olympics Games when she bought a chocolate bar

Kirsty Crosbie from Annaglog Ardee won a ticket to the Olympics Games when she bought a chocolate bar

Kirsty picked up a Cadburys Twirl in O’Gormans Centra Ardee and inside was a piece of paper telling her she had just won a gold ticket to the Olympics.

“I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “When I opened the bar and saw the slip of paper that told me I had won a prize.

“At first I thought I won a free bar of chocolate. I was shocked when I phoned Cadburys and the lady informed me that I won a ticket to the Olympics.

“I am the 11th person in Ireland to win one.”

The trip is for two nights in London in early August. It includes flights, and accommodation at a five-star hotel and admission to the volleyball and handball at the Games.

“I can bring a friend. I have three older sisters so I have decided to bring a close friend to save conflict,” laughed Kirsty.

Kirsty is the youngest daughter of Brendan and Loretta Crosbie. She is a past pupil of Ardee Community School and a former pupil of Collon National School.

In her spare time she enjoys baking and writing short stories. She is currently studying office administration at College in Dundalk.

“I am really looking forward to heading off to London,” she said. “It is a wonderful opportunity and a trip of a life time.

Sometimes when I think about it seems like a dream.

“It will be great.”