Table quizzes are very popular, especially in the winter. So it proved in Emyvale, County Monaghan, with two contests running side by side in neighbouring pubs. The Blackwater Steelers, a basketball club, were at the Red Boys. Over at the High House, I was asking the questions for the annual quiz run by Emyvale Cycling Club. I had to do some quick thinking when I inadvertently gave away an answer for one of the questions, which was supposed to be “Ash Wednesday”. Not many of the 18 teams were able to guess who Tommy Bowe’s Ulster rugby colleague is who has just received a call-up for the Ireland team against Scotland at out-half: Paddy Jackson. The winners (on table 5) of the E200 prize were a team from Tydavnet, including Alice Daly. Congratulations to them and to all who took part to make it an enjoyable evening. Thanks also to those who supported the raffle by buying tickets or donating prizes.