On Friday the 11th November 2022, the club held it’s very first “Blessington Lakes Table Quiz” and let’s hope it will now become an annual event.
The doors opened at 7.30pm, and the steady stream of quizzers arrived donning various degrees of 80’s groovy gear.
Tony McGinley kindly offered his quizmaster and compere skills for the night and he didn’t disappoint – true to form, there were some great questions but in each round, there was always at least one teaser that had most people scratching their heads. The function room was full to the brim of quizzers looking to get at least an A in the quiz master’s classroom.
Winners on the night were table 14 with a great score of 72 out of 80 – Niall O’Connor, Sharon O’Connor, Emma Robinson and Aisling Guiltrap.
Best Dressed Man was Shane Kelly, Best Dressed Lady was Catherine Behan.
The quiz was the brainchild of Lady Captain Aisling O’Connor and even though there was a sub-committee formed to organise, Aisling did the lion’s’ share of the work…from designing and creating all the 80’s paraphernalia, careful prep of the room earlier in the week, printing out of answer sheets, being a stylish hostess on the night and to ensure the job was completed, she arrived at the clubhouse at 8am the following morning with mop in hand, to ensure the function room was left as she found it.
This was a fundraiser for the club and at the last count, over €700 was raised. A huge thank you to all of those who attended.