Report: Battle of the Codes Quiz

Claire Coughlan, lynchpin of the Duracelt’s assault, gets mentally in the zone

On 15 March 2012, both a Viet Celts and a Duracelts team took part in the Battle of the Codes Quiz which was organized by the Vietnam Swans and JASPAS. It was in aid of two charities

The Duracelts team consisted of the following effervescent quiz strategists Marion Klaver, Claire Coughlan, Mags Gaynor, Jonna Naumanen, Niamh Delaney and Camille Moreau.

The Viet Celts team finished 3rd ably captained by the vivacious Kieran Tierney. Were it not for the bounce of a question or the throw of a euphemism, they might have finished higher. The team consisted of Kieran Tierney, Colm ‘Da Oracle’ Ross, Jim Kiernan, Phil Large, Eoin ‘Da Bomber’ Clancy and the redoubtable Nollaig MacEala.

The Little Tigers sent the Viet Celts/Duracelts a very nice letter (below) thanking us for our donation of some VC and Duracelts club kits and polos for prizes and raffles. We also gave a Boston GAA jersey to the auction which had been presented to us by the Chairman of Boston GAA in 2010.

VC Treasurer, Gareth O’Hara was very happy with our participation and said afterwards As an increasingly active member of the community we feel that it is good to give something back and this may become a more regular occurrence”

In total $1000 was raised to be split between both charities. Well done to everybody who took part. However most of the credit for a successful night must go to the Battle of the Codes Quiz management committee who put in a lot of hard work in particular the Vietnam Swans especially Dan Hopkins, Adrian Enright and Dave Diviny as well as Jamie Hills of  JASPAS.

The Viet Celts

Dear Mr. Jim Kiernan (Viet Celts),

 On behalf of Little Tigers Foundation, I would like to sincerely thank you for supporting our charity by donating many prizes for the successful Quiz Night. We commend you for your generosity, but most of all for your charitable thoughts and beliefs in Little Tigers’ vision and mission.

 Every bit counts and with your contribution through the Viet Celts Gaelic Football Club, together with the Hanoi Dragons Rugby Club, Vietnam Swans, Hanoi Oi’s and Jaspas on that special event, Little Tigers is honored to receive 10,500,000VND. This amount will surely help us in our effort to assist the many underprivileged Vietnamese children that we are currently assisting.

 To show our appreciation we have acknowledged your role in supporting Little Tigers and your charitable donation through our website and Facebook.

 We hope you will continue to assist and support Little Tigers as we strive to help as many disadvantaged Vietnamese children to seek a brighter future.


Lucy Pham



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