Thursday 20 June 2019

Young Irelands enjoy table quiz night

Dundalk After Dark

Libby Turnbull and Sarah Laverty
Libby Turnbull and Sarah Laverty

On Friday night I headed for the Castle Bar where a table quiz was taking place for Young Irelands GFC and by the time I got there the place was packed with people all ready to have a good night at the fundraiser for the club.

I wasn't too long in the door when I had the pleasure of meeting up with two ladies Sarah Laverty and Libby Turnbull both from Knockbridge who were there to help out their main men Gavin Farrell from Littlemills and Cian O'Donoghue from Avenue Road who told me they were there to make a show of all the rest and become overall winners.

They were sitting with a bunch of lads who included Jamie Browne from Belfry Avenue, Caolán McCabe from Ashbrook, Luke Murray from Old Muirhevna and Aidan Dixon from Belfry Avenue many of whom play with the club and were looking forward to a mad night with everyone there.

Not too far away I got a word with Amy Doyle and Courtney Casey both from Muirhevnamor along with Ben and Willie Casey also from Muirhevnamor. I was told that Ben 'The Bull' has been the main man for looking after the club's pitch and he is now handing over the reins to 'The Wee Bull' Willie and Packie Maguire whom he told me are well up for the job.

Looking cool calm and collected were Declan Manley, Josie and Gerry Mone all from Point Road who told me they were Last year's winners and were looking forward to keeping the winning run going.

After this I headed over for a chat with a bunch of ladies who were looking extremely well and they were Kate Molloy from Carlinn Hall, Dara Conway from Littlemills and Dara Savage Kilcurry who were joined by Dermot Mone from Point Road who were looking forward to a great night and were quietly confident they were going to blitz the quiz!

Not too long later I caught up with a group of ladies who were looking well and in great form and included Geraldine McGrath from Coley, Sinead Clennon from Ardee, Deborah Kerr and Angela Smith both from Fernwood and Julia Roberts from Hollywood, oops I mean Adrienne Foley who was down from Dublin specially and was going to round up the troops and were going to win.

Just arrived in and wondering where president Barry McDermott had gotten to were Caoimhín and Catherine O'Callaghan from Avenue Road with Packie Maguire from Avondale Park who assured me they certainly weren't the packed team, but I doubted that.

Finally, before I departed, I caught up with my old friend Fiona Murray from Headford who was with husband Enda and kids Neil and Ciaran who were ready to do battle and were certainly in with a great chance, well that's what they told me!

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