Limerick carpenter hoping to carve out luck during Winning Streak appearance

The episode will broadcast on Saturday at 8.15pm where  presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy will guide five players through the show

The episode will broadcast on Saturday at 8.15pm where presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy will guide five players through the show

A LIMERICK carpenter is hoping to carve out some luck for himself when he appears on Winning Streak this weekend.

Pat Walshe from Abbeyfeale will be among the five participants who will appear on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE One this Saturday night.

Pat’s route to the show was the product of good luck, starting with his wife Anne winning €55 on the Lotto three weeks ago. As she was collecting her winnings she bought three Winning Streak scratch cards and gave one to Pat, one to her son, Sean and kept one for herself.

Her son won €10 and bought another three cards and Pat scratched out three stars and an appearance on the show.

Self-employed carpenter Pat has been married to Anne for the past 28 years. They have two sons, Sean, 27, and Paudie, 25. He comes from a huge family boasting seven siblings, two brothers and five sisters.

Pat has been working for himself for the past 11 years but has more than 30 years of construction carpentry experience behind him.

In his spare time he loves cycling, whether it is alone or with Paudie and a friend of his. He particularly likes to get out for a few hours and cycle through the Black Valleys of Killarney, not too far from Abbeyfeale.

The episode will broadcast on Saturday at 8.15pm where  presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy will guide five players through the 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.