Tuesday 21 May 2019

Fun at 'Happy Feet for Sophia' quiz

Dundalk After Dark

On Friday night I headed for the Castle Bar in Seatown where a special fundraising table quiz was being held to raise money for the 'Happy Feet for Sophia' and a good sized crowd had turned up specially for the occasion.

The night was organised by Cllr Anne Campbell who had taken a night away from her canvassing to host the quiz and wanted to thank everyone who had turned out specially to take part.

I wasn't too long in the door when I met up with Cllr Ruairí O'Murchu from Bay Estate who wasn't too long in the door from completing the Marist 5km earlier in the evening and was there to lend a hand to his colleague, and all this on his birthday too.

Ruairi was sitting having a laugh with Gerard and Mairead Whearty from Mooreland Road who were also with Fiona Johnston from Redbarns Road who were quietly confident they would do well in the quiz.

I should think so, they spent a little too long chatting to host and compere Anne Campbell before any questions were answered in anger!

Another bit of collusion I was a bit worried about was when I caught up with quiz corrector Leigh Walsh from Castletown Road who was sitting chatting to her dad Tony Walsh from Faughart and sister Johanna Walsh from Castletown Road who were both taking part in the quiz.

The words impartial and sitting at a separate table sprung immediately to mind.

Tony and Johanna were part of a more international team Omar Catano and Diana Piedrahita both from Colombia who were enjoying the pre quiz fun with everyone there, but I'm sure Anne was going to wipe the smiles off their faces with some real brain teasers.

Heading for another table I then caught up with Sophia's parents Catriona and Gerry Griffin who were enjoying the company of my old friend Tony O'Hare from Hill View who was with Moira Gray also from Hill View and Sylvia Doyle from New Zealand (now that's an expensive cab home for sure!) and they told me they were called the Fantastic Five and they intended to be just that.

Just arrived in the door and ready for some cranium abrasions were fellow Cllr Edel Corrigan from Ballymascanlon and Catherine Gillespie from Tyrone who were looking forward to a great night and for such a good cause too.

Finally, before I departed I headed for the team called the Thin Quizzys and they included dynamic husband and wife quizzers Alvaro and Marissa Lucchesi from The Valley who were joined by the extremely clued in Garreth and Fionn Weldon from Louth Village and the glue to keep the inspiration alive Mary Gray from Seatown who were all quietly confident and ready to do battle on such an auspicious night.

Well done to all who took part in a fun night.

The Argus