Local bride's Winning Streak
A BRIDE-to-be is faced with a big dilemma this
Saturday - whether to say 'I do' to her fiance or to
RTE's Winning Streak.
Mary O'Sullivan (34) from Shrove, couldn't believe
it when she was drawn to appear on the show the same
day she is to marry long-term partner, Eoin Hamdam.
The Dublin-based special needs assistant will marry
IT consultant Eoin (39) in her native Inishowen on
October 27. Question is, will they get her to
Montrose on time?
"What are the odds of getting picked for Winning
Streak on your wedding day? I still can't believe
it," she laughed.
"My mother always buys me scratchcards and when I
got the three stars recently I considered waiting a
while to post it, in case I was picked and it
clashed with my wedding. Then I thought, 'nah, that
won't happen'. Well, it did," she said.
Shrove's Mary O'Sullivan who was
picked for Winning Streak on her wedding day.
She got the good news
she was to appear on the show as she returned from a
month's mind Mass for her beloved aunt and
godmother, Bridie O'Donnell in Carn. "I think it was
a wedding present from my aunt Bridie who passed
away," she said.
Mary, the daughter of Donal and Rosaline, has
decided to stick with her wedding schedule. But with
all her family and friends attending the nuptials,
she has now chosen a friend's daughter - Dublin
student Ciara Ní Chleirigh (21) - to take her seat
on the show. She has even instructed her young proxy
to bring a 'rent-a-crowd' of her choosing to cheer
"I've told Ciara to go and have a great time with
her friends and of course win me plenty of money,"
Mary and Eoin will marry in Moville
as her stand-in appears on Winning Streak.
Meanwhile, Mary is putting finishing touches
this week to her dream wedding. She will marry at
1pm in St Pius the Tenth church, Moville, in front
of 170 family and friends followed by a reception at
the Redcastle Hotel.
"We have tweaked the reception a bit now. When the
meal is over we'll all pull up a seat to watch Ciara
on Winning Streak between 8pm and 9pm - the hotel is
hoping to get us a big screen. The dancing can get
underway after that."
Mary and Eoin who have been together for nearly five
years and rent a home in Blackrock, Co Dublin, will
enjoy a six-day honeymoon in Budapest. Before that,
the lucky bride-to-be will be in with a chance of
winning cars, holidays and up to 500,000 euro in
cash on the television gameshow.
"It will be a great start to married life. Whatever
money Ciara wins on the show we will put towards a
deposit on a house," she beamed.