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    Mooney, Tuesday October 1st 2013


    On Mooney today, with Marty Morrissey...

    We hear the story of Annie, one of the most enduring musicals of all time. We’ve tips to help fussy eaters with the foods they dislike, and three listeners play Mooney's Tuesday Quiz!


    Foods We Hate

    Eat It, "Weird Al" Yankovich’s parody of Michael Jackson’s classic song Beat It, will strike a chord with parents up and down the country. Dinnertime would hardly be the same without the fussy eater refusing to eat his greens, turning his nose up at the seafood looking up at him, wretching at the thought of where that liver has come from!

    It’s not just kids that are fussy eaters. Marty Morrissey still can’t eat cheese. Brenda Donohue can’t touch yoghurt.

    So if there’s a foodstuff that you can’t stomach, well, we're happy to say help is at hand! Louise Lennox is a chef, and she joins us in studio today!  Louise will be giving us tips to stick with the food we don't like, as for the next 21 days, Marty and Brenda will be eating the foods they dislike.  And in three weeks time, Louise will return to studio to find out how they got on!

    For more on Louise Lennox, visit her website:


    Annie The Musical

    It’s a hard knock life indeed! That was from the 1982 film Annie, a classic tale with a popularity that has endured down through generations. It tells the story of the spirited 10-year-old girl who goes on to win the hearts of pretty much everybody she meets...

    And today, we want to know if there is a little orphan Annie somewhere near you!

    Festival Productions will be staging their production of Annie this winter at the National Concert Hall. The production is in full swing, and all is looking rosy, except for one little problem...

    They are short an Annie! Now Festival Productions are not in the complete state of panic you might imagine... they have one very talented young lady to play the lead role, but the thing is, they need two Annie’s to alternate matinees with evening concerts.

    So in their wisdom, the have come to Mooney for some help!

    So do you know a little girl that could be our missing Annie? We are looking for someone who is between 10 and 12 years of age and who is bursting with talent, energy and star appeal.

    Zena Donnelly

    To tell us more we are joined in studio by Tony Finnegan, who is both director and "Daddy Warbucks" in the upcoming production, as well as the very lovely and talented Zena Donnelly, who will be playing one of the Annie’s...

    For more information about how to audition for Annie, contact Tony Finnegan on or call 041 988-7699.


    Mooney's Tuesday Quiz

    It’s Tuesday, it’s MOONEY, so what does that mean?

    Well, “Mooney’s Tuesday Quiz” of course!!!

    And, we have a terrific prize up for grabs today…

    It’s a two-night weekend break for two people sharing a deluxe room at the 4-star River Lee Hotel & Urban Escape Day Spa on the banks of the River Lee in Cork City (formerly known as Jurys Cork).

    Your prize includes breakfast on both mornings and dinner on an evening of your choice in Weir’s Bistro!

    Our three contestants were picked yesterday, so tune in and play along with them!

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