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Our man John bids for Rebel double

THE All-Ireland finals of the GAA's hunt for a the nation's greatest sports 'brainiac' will come to a head on the eve of the Senior football finals — and there bidding to make it a Rebel double will be Corkman columnist John Tarrant, who will be up against a Kerryman in his bid to win the GAA All Ireland 125 quiz final.

See Page 6 THE GAA's hunt for a the nation's greatest sports 'brainiac' is narrowing to a close and pitched in among the final contestants is a Millstreet man whose name is synonymous with sport... and well known to readers of The Corkman.

Corkman columnist John Tarrant is very much at home in Cork's sporting arenas, tallying scores and keeping well up to date with all things GAA. He is now down to the last eight who have shown their sheer prowess by advancing to the GAA All Ireland 125 quiz final.

On Sunday night, memory man Jimmy Magee entertained and also challenged the brains of GAA enthusiasts from the four provinces with many tough questions.

John rose to the challenge and he now finds himself entering a head to head battle on Friday, September 18, where he will have to compete against the top sports memory men from Wexford, Offaly and Kerry.

The All Ireland 125 Quiz champion will be presented with a trophy by the GAA President Christy Cooney and will also make a guest appearance on a special live show of RTÉ's The Sunday Game on the night of the All-Ireland Football Final. Also up for grabs are All-Ireland tickets, dinner and a night in the four star Croke Park Hotel.

Audience tickets for the final night can be purchased by contacting Elaine in the GAA Museum on 01 8192375 or emailing