On Wednesday night, the local football club, Ballyhaunis Town FC held a table quiz in The Hazel Bar, Ballyhaunis. Twas nice to have a relatively local quiz to go to – usually I have to drive through Ballyhaunis and then on to Claremorris or somewhere even more exotic.
It’s not often (i.e. never) that I’ve based a post around the raffle that took place on the night but today will be an exception.
Let me explain: as with almost every quiz you’ll attend, this one featured raffle tickets being sold at half-time. Ger was away from the table at this point but myself, my dad and father-in-law all bought tickets (as you do). Normally, neither I nor any of my team-mates ever seem to feature in the prize-winning, when the tickets are drawn out of the hat. However, on Wednesday night, for the first time in my life the opposite problem occurred. Between the three of us with tickets, we won four different prizes! This level of success became embarrassing, to be quite honest with you. My own win came third in the sequence and things were already becoming shameful. Even though there were several bottles left on the table, I opted for some chocolates!
Bizarrely, we weren’t the only multiple winners in the draw. Two other fellows in the bar ending up winning two and three prizes. I think the rest of the crowd were on the verge of revolution by the end!
And then we ended up winning the quiz.
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