Kilkenny Factor bounty split

The inaugural Kilkenny Factor competition has yielded three winners.

The inaugural Kilkenny Factor competition has yielded three winners.

Denis O’ Driscoll emerged victorious followed by Natasha Knox and Lisa McEvoy at the county final on Friday night. Event sponsors Rafter Dempsey’s hosted the night which saw renditions of songs made famous by a variety of artistes from Wilson Pickett to Adele.

Heats had taken place over a number of months at pubs and clubs across the city and county with venue winners sent to the overall occasion on Friday night. The kitty of €1,000 was divided between the three after they were declared winners by judging panel of Andrew McGuinness and myself.

Meanwhile, organisers Graham Moloney and David James are planning to extend the contest to hold events in other counties.