Quizzing in July
This near-miraculous event took place, fittingly, in the spiritual home of quizzing in Claremorris, Gilligan’s Bar. The coincidence of the quiz being in Gilligan’s, and on a Tuesday, turned out to be slightly problematic for one or two of the regular Tuesday night crew, who turned up after 10pm. This is perfectly normal behaviour during the Winter months when the weekly Tuesday night quiz invariably doesn’t start until 10.50. However, last night, some of them discovered they were too late and had to sit it out.
Not that we could laugh. Myself and my team-mates Ger, Breda and Andrew arrived just in time to claim the last available table!
Obviously, I don’t need to tell you that the pub was packed, reflecting the support for the community for the Irish Cancer Society. Particularly, it showed the backing being given to the two local lads who are cycling from Malin Head to Mizen Head to raise money for the charity. Fair play.
Structurally, the quiz featured eight rounds of 10 with a 16-photo picture round. Once it got going, the quiz flew along at a steady clip, with a break after five rounds to sell raffle tickets being the only pause.
I’ve included the questions we missed below as an interactive quiz for you to try. We finished on 86/96, a score which happily left us five points ahead of the team in second place.
Update: Picture answers here