Cookstown team The Quizzly Bears make NI pub quiz final

The Quizzly Bears pub quiz team from Cookstown narrowly missed out on becoming overall champions of McCoy's NI Pub Quiz final
The Quizzly Bears pub quiz team from Cookstown narrowly missed out on becoming overall champions of McCoy's NI Pub Quiz final
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Cookstown pub quiz team The Quizzly Bears made it to the final of the McCoy’s NI Pub Quiz 2015, but just missed out on the much coveted title of brainiest in Northern Ireland.

Heats for the competition took place in 13 towns and cities across Northern Ireland, with the winners of each heat going head-to-head in the final at The Errigle Inn in Belfast.

Cookstown’s Quizzly Bears just lost out to The Wasps Bee Team who proved themselves to be “in a different league” from the competition and walked away with the £1,000 prize.

The Wasps Bee Team captain Dominic Cassidy was delighted at his team’s success after narrowly missing out on the title a few years ago.

“The four of us love a good pub quiz and regularly take part in local competitions,” said the team captain.

Ricky Watts, McCoy’s Business Account Manager congratulated the winning team.

“The McCoy’s NI Pub Quiz is a much anticipated event every year with everyone competing valiantly for the £1000 prize and title of McCoy’s NI Pub Quiz Champions.

“Our finalists were certainly a bunch of intelligent individuals who made the final an exciting and nail-biting evening,” said Ricky.

“This is the sixth McCoy’s NI Pub Quiz which gets bigger and better every year with almost 100 teams competing in our province-wide heats to fight for a chance to come to the fun and thrilling final.”

This year’s quiz was part of the larger McCoy’s ‘In a Different League’ campaign to mark the brand’s newfound status as the Official Crisp Partner of the Northern Ireland football team and a deal with the Irish Football Association (IFA).

For more information on the McCoy’s NI Pub Quiz and to test your own knowledge on quiz questions follow @McCoysNI on Facebook and Twitter.