Three women get three minutes each to steal as many goods as they can from a Kilkenny supermarket.
On Aintree Grand National Day 1977, it was another type of race that was the talk of the town in Kilkenny as three local women won the opportunity to take whatever they could from a supermarket within three minutes.
'Big Steal Deal Day' may have coincided with the Grand National but there were just three runners in this race against time. Around 6,000 people bought tickets for the chance of a trolley dash. The L&N supermarket in Kilkenny was packed with well-wishers cheering on the three raffle winners.
First prize in the Kilkenny Lions Club Raffle was three minutes in the supermarket with a trolley to steal as much as you like. Second prize was three minutes with a hand basket and third prize was three minutes with just your bare hands. Third prize was won by Kathleen Martin who managed to grab £12.94 worth of goods from the shelves. Margaret McEvoy won second prize and managed to fill her basket with £34 worth of products, even though she forgot the butter. First prize went to Edith Wright from Thomastown who dashed around the supermarket piling products high in the shopping trolley amounting to £112.05.
A housewife's dream, take what you like and the dearer the better.
Despite the expense of the prizes, the Kilkenny Lions Club still had £600 to donate to a local cause, St Patrick's School, run by the Sisters of Charity.
This Newsround report was broadcast on 17 April 1977. The reporter is Brendan O'Brien