Thursday 17 April 2014

Two students blag their way to Sydney to take Jailbreakers title

Two Trinity College students have blagged their way 10,690 miles to Sydney to take the 2014 Jailbreakers title.

The TCD Jailbreak encouraged students to try to get as far away from the college campus without paying a cent – and all within 36 hours.

Participants happily rose to the challenge – managing to reach Sydney, New York and Venice with 80 teams in total competing.

Students from UCD, Trinity, UCC and NUI Galway had to beg, borrow and blag over the past 36 hours while also raising vital funds for the charities

The winners were announced as Trinity medical students Salim Sebaoui and Kyryll Chulak who landed in Sydney just before 9pm last night.

"We got hooked up with a Dubai-based tourist company who were kind enough to offer us flights to Australia," Salim told RTE's Morning Ireland.

"We kept that a secret from everybody else for the surprise effect and it worked out. We're here."

Jailbreak 2014 winners Salim and Kyryll Chulak

Asked how they were going to get home,  Kyryll said: "Walk probably... ah no our sponsors were kind enough to give us return tickets."

The runners up were Sean Kearns and Aoife Ní Shuilleabháin from NUIG who made it all the way to Denpasar in Bali wearing wedding dresses.

Over €33,000 was raised was raised for the St. Vincent de Paul and Amnesty International as part of the competition.

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