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Table Quiz 2014

St Mary’s College RFC was the venue for the PPU Annual Table Quiz on February 19th. As always there was a healthy attendance with 18 teams taking part.

Our quiz night provides an opportunity for past pupils and friends of St. Mary’s to team up and get to find out just how little they actually know! At the same time, we have a bit of fun, some food and drinks and, of course, raise much needed funds for our chosen charity.

This year the night raised €1,730 which was presented to “AWARE” which is run by fellow past pupil, Amo Sayed.

The popularity of the event is largely bolstered by the quality and quantity of raffle prizes on offer.   Once again the generosity of “PPU” members and supporters who donated enabled us to have a general and a bumper raffle. There were so many winners on the night and almost every team left with something! The following were the winners of the main raffle;

  • iPad - David Fanagan
  • FBD Hotel voucher - Amy Fanagan
  • Cellar Restaurant Merrion Hotel voucher - Emily Mortell
  • Graeme McDowell Ryder Cup Flag - Eoin Fogarty
  • Playstation vita console - John Devereux 

The quiz itself was also of the highest standard and was bolstered by the introduction of a ‘dingbats’ round which everyone found particularly challenging but enjoyable.

The prizes were generously sponsored by Eugene Stronge of Febvre Wine.

The quiz was very competitive with a 'class of 2004' team winning outright. The final result was;

1. Ronan Lynagh, Keith McAndrew, Conor Gorman & John Andreucetti

2. Paul Andreucetti, Niall Buckley, Richard Andreucetti & Peter Mac Giolla Ríogh 

3. Sarah Halpin, Michael Foley, Amanda Wynne & John Devereux

Overall the night ran very smoothly and this was down to the organisation of Daragh Coleman ably assisted by “PPU” Committee Members, Michael Moriarty, Marcus Spring, Maurice Davin, Ciaran Lennon and Michael Foley. Thanks also to Paul Oppermann for providing the very popular half time finger food and to St Mary’s RFC for the use of their facilities.

There were big shoes to fill for the role of Quizmaster after our resident quizmaster, Colm Sweeney, stepped down this year. We would like to take this opportunity for his many years of excellent service.We were very fortunate for his years of dedication and expertise within the role.

Gareth Henson ably made his maiden voyage for the night. Like the Irish rugby teams of old, he will find it harder to get ‘dropped’ from this role than it was to get there in the first place!

Looking forward to seeing you all there next year!

Marcus Spring (2002)

 

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