The March 16th R&R Pub Quiz night hosted by the DuraCelts, saw the dusty walls of R&R Tavern filled to the brim with participants eager to claim Trivia victory or try their luck with the raffle prizes.
The event was a fundraiser hosted by the Ladies Gaelic Football Team in Ha Noi, and their debut event since the team formed 6 months ago. More than 70 participants joined in the festivities, with standing room only for latecomers. The staggering crowd shocked R&R owner, known simply as Jay, who said the turnout was the largest he had ever seen at the weekly trivia event. It was also a fundraising success, with 4.7 million VND earned to go towards pitch costs, equipment, travel and other team expenses.
During the game, participants were challenged to three rounds of Irish or Vietnamese related questions, and the ability to spell and pronounce Irish names was tested by all, including the MCs. In a key tactical move, the DuraCelts’ Strategic People’s Committee used MC substitutions to keep the night fresh with strong performances by Sarah, Catherine, Phuong, Katy, Marion, Trish and Elisa. One highlight was the unorthodox, but highly enjoyable round of “Heads and Tails” that got trivia-goers on their feet and in compromising positions.
As the winning team divided their earnings and disgruntled losers left before the police lock-down at 11:30 – or else found solace in another pint – the DuraCelts moved to the bar for a celebratory beer. Or two. Or three…
All in all, the night was a big success, thanks to the dedication and enthusiastic spirit of the DuraCelts ladies. The team is making its presence known in Ha Noi in true Viet Celts fashion.
Keep an eye out for more fun-filled events in the months to come.
A special thanks to our generous donors for raffle contributions — The Irish Embassy, Highway 4 & Joma. The night wouldn’t have been a success without them.