Limerick man does brother proud on TV lotto

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

Ned Morrissey, Doon, who played on the Big Money Game show on behalf of his brother Mick, with Sinead Kennedy; Nigel Scully, National Lottery and Brian Ormond
IT WAS ALREADY the perfect weekend for Limerick hurling fans but it was made even better for Mick and Ned Morrissey.

IT WAS ALREADY the perfect weekend for Limerick hurling fans but it was made even better for Mick and Ned Morrissey.

Ned, from Cooga, Doon played on behalf of his brother on Saturday’s Big Money Game. He won €42,000 and a trip to Dubrovnik.

As Mick was in Bulgaria, Ned stood in for him and did a stellar job as he had the second biggest winning amount of the night. Ned is married to Patricia and has two daughters, Catherine and Mary, and an 18 month old grandson called John.

However, Ned says he is “not one bit lucky” and Mick is the lucky one!

The brothers are from a popular Doon family of 13 - six sons and seven daughters. Mick, who works as a groundsman in UL, bought the Big Money Game scratch card in Michael Leonard’s Centra on Moore Street in Cappamore. He missed his name being called out but he got a call telling him the good news.

It was a great sporting weekend for Doon as they had six players on the minor panel. The Morrisseys are also good sports people and good “doggy men”. They say they will probably spend some of the winnings on a greyhound and hopefully add to their winnings in the future!