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Friday 22 August 2014

Couple jet off to Big Apple after big win

Published 17/10/2013 | 05:26

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick and her husband Patrick from Ballyclough, Mallow enjoying their trip to New York with Big Money Game host Brian Ormond.

A BALLYCOUGH couple took a bite out of the Big Apple when they jetted out to New York courtesy of the Big Money Game TV gameshow.

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick and her husband Patrick were one of 39 lucky winners to be picked for a six day luxury break. Gameshow host Brian Ormond accompanied the winners on their fun-filled trip of a lifetime.

Kathleen and Patrick, who have four children and two grandchildren, were among four Cork winners on the trip.

Kathleen enjoys music and sightseeing - which she was guaranteed to get by the bag load in New York.

Although she was the one who collected the N-Y-C stubs, she missed the show when her name was called out and heard the good news from her son. Neither of the Fitzgeralds had been to New York before. To make sure that they got to truly experience shopping in New York, there was €2,500 spending money also given to the winners. The group got to stay at the Sofitel Hotel in midtown Manhattan along with sailing on the Hudson and a gala dinner as well as a Broadway show.

The winners returned home with their goodies last week.

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