The Official Leinster Supporters Club’s first charity event of the season took place at The Penthouse Bar, Horse Show House on Tuesday, 13 November. It was a resounding success raising €2,000 for Leinster Rugby charity partners, MS Ireland and the Down Syndrome Centre.

The participants at this OLSC event – which turned out to be a table quiz and not speed dating, to the surprise of some – enjoyed an entertaining, often hilarious night thanks to RTÉ’s Michael Corcoran who performed the role of quizmaster and comedian with generous helpings of razor-sharp wit to an enthusiastic audience.

There was a fantastic turnout for the event with 17 teams taking part. Team monikers ranged from the quite serious to the completely ridiculous with the hilariously named ‘I Thought This Was Speed Dating’ taking a spontaneous spot prize for the best team name.

The competition got serious after eight rounds when team ‘Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy’ had to be separated from team ‘Thin Quizzy’ by a tiebreaker. If that wasn’t dramatic enough, a second tiebreaker was required.

Eventual winners ‘Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy’, otherwise known as Rory Lorton, Conor Malone and Eoin Sullivan each won a €50 Life Style Sports gift voucher, OLSC mug and the new Sportsfile Double Delight book which documents Leinster’s historic double-winning campaign.

The second placed team, ‘Thin Quizzy’ – Cian Nolan, Nina Nolan, Ross Nolan and Patrick Nolan – each won a Double Delight book and Priory Brewing gift pack of beer. The third place team ‘The Style Council’ – Dave Cahill, Myriam McQuinn, Aidan and Helen Sommerville – each won Double Delight books and OLSC mugs.

A signed Leinster Rugby jersey, won by Myriam McQuinn, proved to be the most coveted item on the night and the one which generated much of the funds raised for charity.

The OLSC would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended the quiz, bought raffle tickets and supported the signed jersey raffle. A special thanks also goes to all those who donated prizes.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Quiz winners

First place: Team Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy – Rory Lorton, Conor Malone and Eoin Sullivan
Second place: Team Thin Quizzy – Cian Nolan, Nina Nolan, Ross Nolan and Patrick Nolan
Third place: The Style Council – Dave Cahill, Myriam McQuinn, Aidan Sommerville and Helen Sommerville

Prize winners

Signed Leinster Rugby Jersey winner: Myriam McQuinn
Darrell Colgan – Zambrero dinner for 2
Mark Gordon – Zambrero dinner for 2
Annie Jones – €40 Peter Mark voucher
Gillian Early – €40 Peter Mark voucher
Laura Pinder – Abseil Experience for two at Croke Park
Carmel O’Connor – Two Munster v Leinster Tickets and two seats on the OLSC bus to Thomond Park
Wayne Forde – Two Premium Level tickets for Leinster v Bath
Oliver O’Connor – Double Delight book
Louisa Brooks – Hamper