UCC ARTS STUDENT: to appear on Winning Streak gameshow – Aherla

27 September 2017
By Elaine Murphy

This week’s episode of Winning Streak (Saturday 30th September) will feature 19 year old student and GAA fanatic Cormac O’Driscoll from Aherla, Co Cork. Cormac recently started college and is an Arts student in University College Cork (UCC), following some good results in his Leaving Certificate over the summer.

He is also a keen footballer and hurler, plying his trade for Canovee GAA Club and Cloughduv GAA respectively. When his mother Geraldine called him on Saturday to say his name was pulled out he dismissed it as he thought she was playing a prank on him. However within minutes his phone was “lighting up with about 10 calls” congratulating him. It was the first time Cormac has ever bought a Winning Streak scratch card so he has a 100% record with then so far. If he does well on Saturday night Cormac is going to upgrade his car and get a brand new phone.

The second episode of the new series of Winning Streak will be broadcast this Saturday evening (30th September) at 8:15pm on RTÉ One, where presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy will guide five players through the iconic show, which gives them the chance to win cash, cars and luxury holidays. One will get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to spin the Grand Prize Wheel with a maximum prize of €500,000.

The other four players chosen to participate in the second episode of this series are:

Denis Burke from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Mark McDonnell from Cabra, Dublin 7
Madeline Carthy from Strokestown, Co Roscommon
Tom O’Sullivan from Clondalkin, Dublin 22

The popular gameshow first appeared on our screens way back in September 1990 and since then a massive 5,840 people have taken part, winning in excess of €165 million in prizes. Almost €2.5 million alone was won in prizes on the past season of Winning Streak.


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