February 10, 2019

Challenge top Déise stars in The KUBE!

“Go quick or go home” GAA fundraiser at WIT Arena on March 29th

The KUBE — one of the country’s most popular and exciting live events — is coming to the WIT Arena on Friday 29th March, with several big-name entries already “boxed off” for the Waterford GAA county teams fundraiser.

Clubs, organisations, charities and schools from across the city and county are being urged to nominate individuals to take their chances in The KUBE — with the overall winner collecting €2,500 in cash for their chosen cause.

Al Eile Stud has come on board as main event sponsor, and high-profile entrants already confirmed include 2016’s double Hurler of the Year Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion) and his All Star-laden county team-mates, Waterford captain Noel Connors (Passage), Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater), and Tommy Ryan (Tallow); while those stepping up to the plate from the Déise senior football fraternity are 2018 Waterford Footballer of the Year Tommy Prendergast (Kilrossanty), experienced campaigner Tadhg Ó hÚllacháin (An Rinn), scoring ace Jason Curry (Rathgormack), and county captain Brian Looby (Ballinacourty).

Themed “Go quick or go home!”, the event will see a 36-strong line-up compete across six rapid-fire heats designed to test their physical ability, mental agility, and responsiveness. All contestants are guaranteed two trips into The KUBE, with the fastest advancing to the next round. A total of 15 different pressurised tasks will be tackled, ensuring a varied, fast-paced spectacle.

Each competitor must raise a minimum of €400 in sponsorship and the biggest revenue generator will get a “golden ticket” straight to the final. The beauty of The KUBE is there’s no prep required — competitors just have to turn up and pit their wits against each other in a series of dexterity tests.

County Board Vice-Chairman Seán Michael O’Regan, who is heading up the organising committee, says it’s an exciting departure for Waterford GAA, bringing a new experience to the same venue that hosted last year’s very successful ‘Strictly Dance’.

“Many people will be familiar with the TV phenomenon that was ‘The Kube’ and this concept has translated into a terrific live package, which our partners once again, Fundraising Events Group, have successfully staged all over Ireland. It’s a polished, high-octane production — complete with a custom-built perspex Kube and professional MC — assuring the audience of a real ‘wow’ factor.”

Among the high-profile personalities mixing with the masses on the evening will be the inimitable John Mullane, who is Waterford’s KUBE ambassador. The great entertainer is looking forward to being part of another Déise classic based on the hit gameshow format.

“The cost of preparing county teams continues to rise and monies raised from The KUBE will go towards putting Waterford’s best foot forward in the upcoming hurling and football championships at adult and underage level,” says John, urging local clubs and groups to show their support and get involved.

Tickets for the event are priced at €20, with full bar facilities provided on the night, plus music afterwards. Doors will open at 7.15, and The Kube starts at 8pm.

*For more information and entry details, please contact Sean O’Regan on 083-1019884 or Pat Grant, 083-1056545.