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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Help Wexford to hold world's biggest quiz

RECORD-BREAKING ATTEMPT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR GAA

PADRAIG BYRNE

Published 29/01/2013 | 12:37

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PEOPLE all over county Wexford are being given the opportunity to be part of a Guinness World Record attempt, while at the same time raising some much needed funds for Wexford GAA.

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Wexford GAA and South East Radio have teamed up and are hoping to smash the Guinness World Record for a quiz with the most participants, in the most venues in one night. At the moment the record stands at 2,679 people across 39 venues in the UK, but it is hoped that GAA clubs across the county can lure about 4,000 people to take part on Thursday, February 21.

GAA clubs from across the county will host the quiz night at venues in their area, and the questions will be broadcast live on South East Radio by Alan Corcoran and Liam Spratt at 9 p.m. sharp. Registration at each venue will take place from 8:15 p.m. and at the moment there are approximately 46 venues confirmed across the county. The top 10 team scores from all venues will be broadcast after every second round and a tie-breaker will be enforced to determine an overall winner. Entry will cost €40 per table and there is plenty of incentive to do well with the prizes on offer.

First prize is €1,000 for the winning team along with a set of jerseys for their nominated GAA club. Second prize is €500 and four gold season tickets to Wexford Park for their nominated GAA club, and third prize is €250 and four All Ireland tickets for their nominated GAA club.

There will be eight rounds of 10 general knowledge questions, so the public are being advised to get brushing up now.

One of the organisers of the quiz, Marion Doyle, said: 'It's the first time we've ever done something like this and hopefully it will take off. There are some great prizes up for grabs and then hopefully everyone who took part will get to say they were part of a Guinness World Record at the end, and a plaque will be given to each venue. The full list of venues has just been posted in the last few days, so we're urging people to get online and register or contact their local GAA club to see where the closest venue to them is.'

For more information or to register a table at your closest venue, visit the Wexford GAA website or the South East Radio website.

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