Cobh Ramblers hosting an online quiz this Friday night for Cork charities

Cobh Ramblers hosting an online quiz this Friday night for Cork charities
Fionn Duggan, Cobh Ramblers U19 player, out keeping fit as he passes the LE William B Yeats P 63 naval vessel Cobh last week. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

THIS FRIDAY at 7.30pm, Cobh Ramblers are holding an online fundraising quiz, called 'The Isolation Football Challenge'.

The primary objective of the 'Isolation Football Challenge' is to raise funds for both Cobh Ramblers as a club and also for those working on the frontline services in the fight against COVID-19.

In that regard, the chief beneficiaries from the fundraiser will be the CUH Charity and The Mercy Hospital Foundation.

“Our Front line Services staff have gone above and beyond over the last number of weeks and we want to show our support for their efforts,” said Cobh Ramblers in a club statement.

“The fundraising event will aid both the football club and the two nominated charities, with a 50% split on all entrance fees and 100% of any non-participant tickets purchased going directly to the two nominated charities.

“If you are unable to take part but want to contribute directly to the fundraising for the Mercy Hospital Foundation and CUH Charity, then please purchase a ticket and select the 'not participating' option.” 

Action from Cobh Ramblers and Athlone Town in high winds. Picture: Larry Cummins
Action from Cobh Ramblers and Athlone Town in high winds. Picture: Larry Cummins

 Hosting the quiz will be the well known comedian Andrew Ryan, who has made appearances on a number of television programmes in the UK and Ireland in recent times, while performing regularly at live events such as the Edinburgh Festival.

For those interested in entering the quiz or looking just to contribute to the appeal, one can go to the Cobh Ramblers Clubforce page, https://member.clubforce.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=980&intTE_ID=1302#topp 

Participants in the quiz can enter as individuals or play as a virtual team via Zoom, Houseparty or any other app of choice.

The answers to the questions will then be submitted via Google Forms. This form will be emailed to all participants on the day of the quiz. 

Meanwhile, during a time which is a very uncertain climate for a League Of Ireland club to operate in, Ramblers also have organising a weekly Spot The Ball competition through their social media channels.

The cost of single entry for this is a €5 entry fee, with a maximum of four entries per person.

If there is no winner , the weekly prize money will be rolled over to the following week.

Prize money will be based on the number of entries (50% of entry fees paid back out on prize money). If more than one winner money will be split evenly between all winners.

Cobh Ramblers also have been producing their own in house podcasts, to try to give fans some piece of a football fix with the stoppage of League Of Ireland action.

The most recent edition of Cobh Rambling was with the former Cobh player John Andrews, who is now based in Iceland as the head coach of Vikingur’s women team.

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