Wednesday 17 September 2014

Michael strikes oil and wins free fuel for a year

Published 09/10/2013 | 05:36

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Michael Dineen, Cork Road, Killarney, winner in the September Topaz Experience of a Lifetime with Shirley O’Connor, Assistant Manager, Topaz Restore, Killarney.

A KILLARNEY family has literally struck oil after winning free motor fuel and home heating oil for a year in Topaz's Play or Park loyalty game.

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Michael Dineen, a chartered civil engineer said he was delighted and surprised when he heard he had won September's prize of free fuel for a year for three people.

The 41-year-old, who is originally from Cúil Aodha, near Macroom in Cork, has been living on the Cork Road in Killarney for 12 years with his wife Jacinta and three children.

Michael runs his own company MF Dineen & Co Ltd, a chartered engineering consultancy, and said the free fuel prize was the one which caught his eye.

"I do a good mileage every year so that was the one I went for. I've won a few things before so I'd consider myself lucky enough," he said.

"Still, I didn't hold out a whole lot of hope and I was very pleasantly surprised when I got the call from Topaz."

And who are the other two lucky winners going to be?

"Well we haven't fully decided that yet. We might have to hold a few interviews with family members," he joked.


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