Last night we were delighted to be invited to a charity table quiz organised by our friends at Contracting Plus! The quiz was in aid of the Peter Mc Verry Trust. The Peter McVerry Trust is a charity set up by Fr Peter McVerry to reduce homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage. Fr Peter McVerry has been working with youths in Dublin’s north inner city in 1974. You can find out more about this great cause here.
Moral and hopes were high for our team at the start of the evening. We set our sights on a top 3 finish.
The Contracting Plus team did a beautiful job organising and decorating the veune.
Our team scored high in the first opening rounds, however over time we began to slip down the leader board. Relationships and patience were tested. Tipperary is surrounded by 8 counties, who knew.
Our IT consultant John Hannaway steadied the ship with some great knowledge about the capital of Turkey. Unfortunately Patricia Lynch, our Cavan GAA representative, did not have the sporting knowledge we had hoped for. Sarah Pope our Contracting Manager showed she was the team’s dark horse and displayed some great nuggets of wisdom. Our Marketing Manager Ciaran failed to live up to expectation on the music round which ultimately meant there was no way back.
In the end RECRUITERS finished 13th. Naturally there will be an inquiry with the Contracting Plus team as we feel this standing does not accurately represent our fountain of knowledge. The standard of questioning was fun, diverse and challenging. We were delighted to get David Attenborough’s age right, however we couldn’t quite name Steven Avery’s lawyers or Ringo Starrs real name, shameful we know. We did however win* two tubs of Ben and Jerry's so we all went home winners.
*they were actually given to us out of pity.
Read more about the charitys brilliant partnership with the yummy ice cream brand here.
We will be more prepared next time. All participants who underperfomed on the night have been let go, as 13th is not the standard we uphold.
It was a great evening and the team were very happy to support such an important cause. Well done to all involved.