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matt-cooperFancy showing off how much you know of the week’s news in front of a random media celeb? Fancy winning a snazzy t-shirt? Fancy doing all this and having a chat with Matt Cooper at the same time?!

Well, if you do, you’re in luck because The Last Word on Today FM kicked off their new weekly quiz, The Last Word of the Week, last Friday.  It will take the form of a head-to-head quiz between a member of the public and a celebrity.

Anyone can enter, via this handy online form, but you will have to come up with a good answer to why you want to be a contestant (in 50 words or less). I wonder if my opening paragraph would suffice…

To get the ball rolling, last Friday saw an initial quiz-off between Fintan O’Toole and Joe O’Shea – a heavyweight pairing to be sure.  That said, the person you’d expect to win, does.

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I’m counting down the days until this Friday’s Habitat for Humanity charity quiz in Brandon’s Bar, Ennis, Co. Clare.  Hopefully it will be  a great night and raise loads for a very worthy charity.

Paddy Jordan will be providing entertainment on the night with a live music set after the quiz has finished. He may also be helping out with one of the rounds of the quiz! More details as the week progresses…

I’ll also be posting some info on how the rounds will be structured and offering a few clues as to the round names. “Full Multimedia rounds” is not an idle boast. This will be a different type of quiz from the norm (around these parts). Busy week ahead for the blog!

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GAA Golden Ticket

charlie-golden-ticketRTÉ Sport and the GAA are giving away a ‘Golden Season Ticket’ this week on Drivetime Sport.

This is basically the gaelic games equivalent of the Golden Ticket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and will get you into any GAA game of your choice, anywhere in the country, throughout 2009.  This includes big games in Croke Park and you can even use it more than once a day!  That’s if your transport capabilities are up to the task, admittedly.  Still, it’s a great prize.

Anyways, you’ve probably guessed that I wouldn’t be mentioning it here if a quiz wasn’t involved and you’d be right.  They’re running a quiz all this week to find a suitable person to bestow this prize on.

Each night from Monday to Wednesday, a celebrity quizmaster will ask three questions.  Judging by the standard of Monday’s questions (asked by Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh), this could be one of the hardest quizzes we’ll come across here on the blog.

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