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“Who wants to be a Thousandaire?

October 30, 2012

On Saturday 17th November, St Patrick’s GFC, Cullyhanna bring the hugely popular “Who wants to be a Thousandaire?” to St Patrick’s club rooms in Cullyhanna. This show has attracted large audiences all over Ireland over the past five years and is fast becoming the most popular source of fund-raising for schools and clubs. Contestants are drawn from ticket sales and each contestant will play for £1000. The show is fully computerised with 50/50, Ask the Audience and a brilliant video linked Phone a Friend. The questions and four possible answers are displayed on two 8ft x 6ft screens, one at each side of the stage.

This incredibly successful show, which is provided by Pallas Marketing Ltd., is being run by St Patrick’s GFC to assist in fundraising for a second playing pitch. The launch night for the show was held in the Social Club on Friday 19th October and a large attendance included Cullyhanna native Conor McAuley of BBC Newsline and major sponsors Aspray, John McCreesh of M McCreesh Maintenance Contractors, the Murphy Family of Murphy’s shop, Cullyhanna Seamus Duffy of McNamee McDonnell Duffy Solicitors and Martin Casey of Casey Financial Services (main sponsor) and Debbie Davidson from Pallas Marketing (show providers). Other major sponsors include Anjo Wines, Floorform, McMahon Associates and Superbites. The first ticket for the event was purchased by Conor McAuley who also had a very successful and entertaining attempt at the Thousandaire questions. We spoke to club chairman, Frank Lloyd about the show at the launch night who advised as follows:

“We have been in contact with several other groups who ran, “Who wants to be a Thousandaire?” shows around the country with great success. We are all looking forward to a great night on the 17th November as the show is really hi-tech and offers a superb night’s entertainment. The show is timed to start at  8.30 pm and we would encourage people to come early to ensure a seat” said Frank. “We would also like to say a particular word of thanks to our major sponsors, and to all of those who have taken out advertising at the show”, he continued.

Tickets for “Who wants to be a Thousandaire?” are just £10 and are available from any member of the fundraising committee, in Murphy’s Shop, Cullyhanna or at the door on the night.

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