Breakfast with Hector
It’s Friday and the sun is shining! Hector investigated a call for Vikings this morning. Dennis Fitzpatrick spoke with Hector about the search for Viking-looking actors. The History Channel’s ‘Vikings’ has been commissioned for a second series and are filming most of the show in Ireland. The series will also be shown on RTÉ One. Open castings were taking place this morning in Templebar for anyone who looked like a Viking or had experience in rowing, archery or craftsmanship. The very best of luck to those who auditioned.
Dave McGrath had been leading a very strong reign until he met his match this morning in Longford’s Ann Ryan. The Dub had been fighting a strong battle all week but Ann was accurate in her answer and managed to overthrow the Dub. Ann managed to win herself a fantastic prize from Clarion Hotels Ireland of a night away with a meal to the value of €100.
Gone to The Dogs had some weird and wonderful annoyances. Everything from Bubble Machine’s not being what they used to be, to the back pocket of jeans getting lower and lower, as far as joggers who are so determined in their sport that they’d almost go through a lamp post! Congratulations to Alan Skerritt who has won a trip to his local dog track along with 9 friends all thanks to igb.ie.
All this week Hector was giving away a Canon camera and printer thanks to Canon and Currys PC World. This morning he gave away the last PowerShot SX270 super zoom camera and PIXMA MG5350 printer to Colette Faul in Cork. The overall draw also took place today. The prize is a family break to a Fota Island Lodge at Fota Island, the award winning Canon EOS 700D DSLR camera and accessories, a Selphy CP900 wireless portable photo printer, access to Fota Wildlife Park, and a Canon photographer to come along to the wildlife park and train the winner to get the most out of their prize. Robbie Woods from Dublin 14 was drawn out of the hat and will be receiving all those prizes and heading off to Fota Island.
Paul Behan from Dublin and Colette Blanchfield from Co. Kilkenny spoke with Louise and Hector this morning giving their predictions for the up and coming Electric Ireland minor hurling match next weekend. Paul thinks Dublin will win by 4 points while Colette figures Kilkenny will beat the Dubs by 1 goal and 4 points. Who will win? We’ll find out in a matter of days. For coming on air this morning, Paul and Colette will receive their respective county jerseys for the match, all thanks to Electric Ireland.
Cranky Car received a car yesterday from a very Cranky Jessica in Limerick. Jessica was less than happy with heading in to work indoors with such beautiful weather outside. So Hector set the Breakfast with Hector wheels in motion and contacted Jessica’s boss in ELFC in Shannon to see if anything could be done. Bregeen Brennan answered Hector’s request and granted the workers time off today just in time for the weekend. Jessica and her colleagues will be skipping out of ELFC at 3pm today to enjoy the nice weather and weekend ahead.
We will be back Monday at 7am on RTÉ 2fm. Until then, put on the sunscreen and enjoy the weather!