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Thursday 2 October 2014

Shortt beats D Kube to pocket top prize

Nicola Donnelly

Published 25/03/2014 | 05:32

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Brian Ormond and Ger Durnan at the Chlann Mhuire’s The Cube in the City North Hotel.

WELL over 700 people attended Clainn Mhuire GAA Club's fundraising event, D Kube, to see contestants battle it out to win the top prize for their charity or club.

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And through sponsorship and ticket sales, the club has managed to raise nearly €19,000 with further money coming in, which will go towards developing its grounds.

A total of 41 contestants tested their physical and mental abilities and response abilities, were whittled down to just four finalists after playing numerous games D Kube had challenged them to.

The battle was on against Aidan Shortt, Peter Durnan, Finbar Hoare (playing for Temple Street Children's Hospital) and Barney Rock (playing for The Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre) – with Aidan Shortt being crowned the overall winner and walked away with €3,000 for his club, Balscaddan Football Club. Peter Durnan secured €500 for St John's Ward at Crumlin Children's Hospital by coming in second place.

The event, which was held at City North Hotel, and hosted by RTE presenter Brian Ormond, was deemed a great success by the organisers.

'We had over 700 people attend the event and it went extremely well,' said one of the organisers Catriona Flynn.

'We are overwhelmed with all the support and money raised and we greatly appreciate everyone who supported the event.'

During the night, contestants were divided into five groups to play against each other in D Kube and they battled it out to become the overall winner.

Each contestant, who was sponsored by a local business or club within the Fingal area, were playing to win the top prize for their charity or club of their choice.

The organisers would like to take this opportunity to thank all who were involved in the event and all those who supported and sponsored it.

The main sponsors of the event were City North Hotel, Armstrong Machinery, Country Crest, James Duff Opticians in Skerries, Sign Works The Naul, Karmer Kar and JDM Carpentry who made the stage.

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