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Inishowen duo go on a Winning Streak 16.04.19

TWO Inishowen women appeared on the TV game show Winning Streak last Saturday, April 13th, and won a combined haul of €93,000.
Sarah McCarron from Clonmany bagged herself a cool €48,000 (including a holiday to Madeira) while St Johnston woman, Kathleen Coyle won €45,000 when her niece’s husband, Christopher Boyce, played in her place.
 Pictured here at the presentation of the winners cheque were from left to right: Marty Whelan, Winning Streak co-host; Sarah McCarron the winning player; Niall Andrews, Head of Sales at the National Lottery and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak co-host. The winning scratch card was bought at Centra, The Cross, Clonmany.
Sarah McCarron said that the news of her getting to play on Winning Streak had the whole of Clonmany buzzing last week. She admitted to being overwhelmed by the good wishes from all her friends and neighbours and says her phone hasn’t stopped ringing since. For the past 10 years, she has worked in the local pharmacy and is well known in the area.
Sarah has been married to Terence for 24 years and they have three children, Ciaran (21), Sean (17) and Clare (19). It was her son Ciaran who she had to thank for her good luck as he bought her the winning scratch card for Mother’s Day.
The family were all excited ahead of their mum’s Winning Streak appearance, along with Sarah’s parents Paddy and Rose and her sister Anne. Her two brothers, Michael and Don McGonagle, who run the Ballyliffin Hotel weren’t able to make it but watched the show, along with a crowd of locals at the hotel.
 Pictured here at the presentation of the winners cheque were from left to right: Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak co-host; Christopher Boyce who played on behalf of his wife’s aunt, Kathleen Coyle, Niall Andrews, Head of Sales at the National Lottery and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak co-host. The winning scratch card was bought at Crana Superstores, Cockhill Road, Buncranna.
Kathleen Coyle from St Johnston had just returned from mass last Saturday evening when her phone rang and her niece told her she had been pulled out of the Winning Streak drum. She quickly turned on the television and watched the last few minutes of the show, unable to believe the good news, until she saw her name at the end credits of the programme.
Kathleen then set about selecting who would play in her place. She is very close to her niece Annette and decided that Annette’s husband Christopher Boyce would be the man for the job. Christopher was more than happy to do it and certainly did her proud by winning her €45,000 in cash.
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