GAA-mad Cormac scores on gameshow
What a young Aherla man initially though was a prank turned out to be a slice of luck that saw him strike it lucky on the RTÉ Winning Streak game show.
In fact Cormac O'Driscoll, a 19-year-old GAA mad UCC student, enjoyed a very successful appearance on last Saturday nights show - taking home a whopping €33,000 in cold, hard cash and the keys to a brand new Toyota Corolla worth a cool €25,000.
Cormac, an arts student at University College Cork, only started his studies this term and the money will no doubt come in handy during the remainder of his time in college.
It was the first time that Cormac, a keen footballer and hurler with the Canovee and Cloughduv GAA Clubs, had ever bought a Winning Streak scratch card - so he now has a 100 per cent record with them. He admitted that he did not initially believe his mother Geraldine when she rang him to say his name had been pulled out on the show the previous week.
"I dismissed it as a prank until my phone was lighting up with about 10 calls congratulating me."