A GAA fanatic from Grange is on cloud nine this week after being named the winner of the RTÉ sport sponsored Home for Hurling competition.
Camogue Rovers hurler, James Conway, will bring a friend or family member and a guest living overseas home for the All-Ireland hurling final.
But the prize doesn’t end there, he will also receive two return flights to visit his nominated friend or family member overseas, for a relaxing break after all the excitement of this year’s All Ireland hurling final.
“It’s a super prize,” said an elated James this week.
“I have asked a friend of mine from Dubai to come home. He would be mad to come home and he just has to confirm that he can make it. Then myself and my girlfriend (Aisling Davis from Clarina) get to fly back out to Dubai within the next six months,” he added.
James, who works as a metal fabricator in Patrickswell, was relaxing at home with his parents Dan and Catherine when his name was called out on RTE’s The Committee Room last Wednesday night. He had entered the competition on the Sunday Game only four days previously.
“I was shocked when my name came out. I often enter the quizzes on the Sunday Game and this is the first time ever that my name came out. I was watching the Sunday Game on Sunday evening and I just texted in the answer and thought no more about it,” he explained.
To enter the competition, the public were asked to answer the question: Dublin manager Anthony Daly won two hurling All-Ireland senior championship medals with which of these counties? Limerick, Clare or Cork?
James answered correctly, was named the winner and celebrated his win by going to a house party in Bruff with friends.
“A lot of people have congratulated me and are asking what am I going to do with the tickets,” said the 32-year-old who received his primary school in Bruff before attending the vocational school in Hospital.