KILKENNY had two big wins courtesy of the Premier county over the weekend. Freshford man Adrian Byrne left Dublin with €33,600 in his pocket thanks to a scratch card bought in Roscrea.
The night before Kilkenny’s hard fought victory over Tipperary Mr Byrne, pictured in Freshford, appeared on the Winning Streak game show and in what can only have been a good omen for the All Ireland Final Mr Byrne walked away with what should have been Tipperary money.
Mr Byrne was given the ticket as a birthday present, and it was a gift that kept on giving. Although he hadn’t been watching Winning Streak when his ticket was picked out of the drum. Mr Byrne soon realised something was up when he checked his phone and he saw that he had 54 missed calls. When he found out that he was to appear on winning streak with a chance of winning up to €500,000 instantly on the Grand Prize Wheel, he was delighted. Mr Byrne is well known to residents in Freshford where he works in the family grocery shop on the square in Freshford. His family were all supporting him on his appearance on the TV game show, his parents Seamus and Agnes Byrne were in the crowd on the evening to support him. Mr Byrne also has has two brothers and a sister who were cheering for him on the night.
A big fan of the dogs, Mr Byrne is planning investing some of his winnings in a greyhound. He already has four dogs in training at the moment, he’s planning on purchasing a top class dog now so that he can compete at the highest levels of the sport.