Cork businessman hosting League of Ireland quiz in aid of BUMBLEance

Cork businessman hosting League of Ireland quiz in aid of BUMBLEance
Cork City's Daire O'Connor shoots on goal against Shamrock Rovers last season. Picture: INPHO/Ken Sutton

CORK City fanatic Damien Sreenan has come up with an online League of Ireland quiz this Saturday in aid of a great cause.

The former City board member and businessman who is the co-owner of healthy food delivery service BodyChef, is running 'The Greatest League in the World Quiz', with all proceeds for BUMBLEance.

Like many other businesses, BodyChef is temporarily closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, so Sreenan has turned his focus to raising money for charity with the quiz starting at 7pm on Saturday night.

Tickets, priced €7 are available from Eventbrite: 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/102993514374/ 

Last week he was involved in a Cork City FC quiz along with RedFM presenter Ruairí O'Hagan, which proved very popular.

"Everyone knows that charities are struggling at the moment, but I feel there is a great opportunity for all charities to take advantage of the millions of people sitting at home with nothing to do, just waiting for some entertainment. I did a bit of research on online quiz software and video-streaming, and here we are with our first national event," he said.

"This is about combining two things that I'm truly passionate about - the League of Ireland and fundraising. It's an opportunity for the League of Ireland family coming together to test their knowledge against other fans around the Country. We are all missing the football at the moment so it will be good to get some friendly online rivalry going.

"We'll have four rounds of 15 questions on all things League of Ireland which will be broadcast live on YouTube and answered on your phones." 

Cork City fanatic and charity fundraiser Damien Sreenan.
Cork City fanatic and charity fundraiser Damien Sreenan.

He explains, as it's virtual, it's impossible to cheat. 

"You will get multiple choice answers and the faster you answer the more points you get! You will watch the quiz live on YouTube on a TV, Laptop or Tablet and on another device like your phone you answer the questions. It's very easy and great fun."

The Cork City quiz involved ex-players like Achille Campion, John O'Flynn and Neale Fenn making appearances.

"This spurred me on to put together a giant League of Ireland quiz-night for people who love and support their local clubs to have some friendly rivalry, lots of banter and raise money for an important cause while we do. At the end of the day supporters of the League of Ireland are part of a fantastic group, and for one night only we hope to bring a much needed bit of fun, laughs & football banter."

BUMBLEance is the world’s first fully interactive, state of the art, Children’s National Ambulance Service. It provides a national service for critically and seriously ill children, who require transportation between their home and children’s hospitals, hospices, national treatment centres and respite centres. 

Founders of BUMBLEance, husband and wife Tony and Mary Heffernan at the Cork International Hotel launch of BUMBLEance 12, the Children's Ambulance Service, Southern Region newest ambulance to be added to the fleet. Picture: Brian Lougheed
Founders of BUMBLEance, husband and wife Tony and Mary Heffernan at the Cork International Hotel launch of BUMBLEance 12, the Children's Ambulance Service, Southern Region newest ambulance to be added to the fleet. Picture: Brian Lougheed

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