Mooney Monday 11 August 2014

On Mooney Today....

On Mooney Today....

Soap, Suds and rock and roll.... The Mooney show launches our annual search for Ireland’s best shower singer and we’ve a great prize for the winner

Crystal Swing

Crystal Swing

Crystal Swing join Derek in Studio for a catch up and help Derek launch the Singing in the shower competition

Mooney’s Singers In The Shower


The winner of MOONEY’s Singing in the Shower competition will get a Voucher from TileStyle worth €2500.

TileStyle is a one stop shop, offering a vast selection of high quality Bathrooms, Tiles, Stone, Wood Flooring and Paint. TileStyle is open 7 days a week and is conveniently located just off the M50 at Exit10. Their highly trained team is available to offer any advice or assistance you might need. Meet them here or drop into the stunning showroom. To find out more visit

To enter, all you have to do is make an audio recording of yourself singing in the shower. (If you do this during your daily wash you will not waste water).

Send your audio recording, not to exceed one minute in duration, along with your name and contact number to Please do not send recordings of original compositions. Click here to read terms and conditions for RTÉ.ie and click here to read competition terms and conditions.
Entry to the competition confirms your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
The prize for Ireland's Best Singer in the Shower, as decided by our panel of judges, will be announced on the Mooney show. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Please note that if you submit a recording, RTÉ reserve the right to use this material as it sees fit in accordance with the terms and conditions for rté.ie


A Pair of Terns on a Yacht

A Pair of Terns on a Yacht

About 6 weeks ago we got a call from Ronnie Wilson from Dun Laoghaire. Ronnie and his friend Michael Lennon sail from the local yacht club and they discovered a pair of terns had laid two eggs on their boat, the Síofra, and were starting to incubate them. Ronnie got in touch, wanting to know what he should do and we sent our reporter, Terry Flanagan out to investigate.



It’s MOONEY…. It’s Monday…

So it must be time for our Mooney’s MONDAY Quiz!

And we have a great prize up for grabs today - It’s a get away to the gorgeous Tinakilly Country House, fusing rustic Victorian grandeur with the best in modern food and shabby chic luxury in scenic County Wicklow.

Built in 1883, Tinakilly Country House is set in 14 acres of beautifully landscaped mature gardens overlooking the Irish Sea.

Now beautifully restored with authentic old world charm, it’s the perfect base from which to explore the Garden of Ireland.

The prize includes:

Two Night’s Accommodation for two, subject to availability

Full Irish breakfast both mornings; and

Dinner on 1 evening of your choosing

Go to for further information or follow them on Twitter @TinakillyHouse

and todays Runners-up will get a Mooney PRIDE watch.


Player Ones Questions:

1: Which major American city is nicknamed The Windy City? (Chicago)  

2: Who played the main character, Sophie, in the 1982 movie, Sophie’s Choice? (Meryl Streep)

3: AUDIO QUESTION: What Irish act is singing this song? EX-RADIOMAN: Kodaline (00:06)  

4: Who is the patron saint of Wales? (David)

5: Which Irish premier division soccer team plays at The Showgrounds? (Sligo Rovers)

6: In which country would you find The Loire Valley? (France)

7: AUDIO QUESTION: What TV show is this the theme tune of? EX-RADIOMAN: Hill Street Blues (00:06)

8: Which Irish TV show featured Judge, Godmother and Forty Coats? (Wanderly Wagon)

9: Force 10 From Navarone and Where Eagles Dare were written by which Scottish novelist? (Alistair MacLean)

10: What is the Richter scale used to measure? (Earthquake magnitude)

11: Roy Keane played for which English club before joining Manchester United? (Nottingham Forest)

12: What suburb of Dublin was the location of a famous battle in 1014 involving Brian Boru? (Clontarf)


Player Twos Questions:

1: What singer won the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest for the UK with Puppet On A String? (Sandy Shaw)

2: Kilkenny City is on which main river? (Nore)

3: AUDIO QUESTION: What Irish act is singing this song? EX-RADIOMAN: Sinead O’Connor (00:06)

4: Who is the patron saint of Scotland? (Andrew)

5: Which English premiership football team are nicknamed the Toffees? (Everton)

6: The African cities of Dakar and Monrovia are on the coast of which major ocean? (Atlantic)

7: AUDIO QUESTION: What TV show is this the theme tune of? EX-RADIOMAN: Friends (00:09)

8: How many sides does an octagon have, 6, 7 or 8? (8)

9: US President Richard Nixon visited Ireland while in office in 1969, 1970 or 1971? (1970)

10: What group featured both Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins as lead vocalists? (Genesis)


Player Threes Questions:

1: The Seine River flows through which European capital city? (Paris)

2: Which Irish golfer won the US PGA Championship last night? (Rory McIlroy)

3: AUDIO QUESTION: What Irish act is singing this song? EX-RADIOMAN: The Riptide Movement (00:06)

4: Brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher formed which group in Manchester in 1991? (Oasis)

5: Which Irish TV show was set in the fictional town of Ballymagash? (Hall's Pictorial Weekly)

6: AUDIO QUESTION: What TV show is this the theme tune of? EX-RADIOMAN: Mission Impossible (00:06)

7: In which Australian city would you find the world famous Opera House? (Sydney)

8: Whose motto was “one for all and all for one”? (The Three Musketeers)

9: Poseidon is a Greek God principally associated with what? The sea, the moon, or the sun? (The sea)

10: "The Snapper" and "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha" were written by which Irish novelist? (Roddy Doyle)

11: What is a male deer called? (A buck)

12: On an Irish vehicle registration plate, the letters "KY" are used for which County? (Kerry)

13: What first name, beginning with "B", links the names Brush, Fawlty and Rathbone? (Basil)

Singles Night Out!

Singles Night Out!

We are organising a singles night out for our listeners who are over 35! The where and when is still being finalised, but if you are interested in joining in the fun, then send us an e-mail! Let us know your age, gender, and if you are single. You must be available to travel to the venue at your own expense. Please send your e-mail to, with the subject line 'Singles Night Out'. And keep listening for further information!

Search For A Child Star Finalists

Search For A Child Star Finalists

Earlier this year, we launched our competition to find Ireland's newest child star. The competition was open to boys and girls who were aged 10 years old or under. We asked you to record a piece that was no more than three minutes long, and e-mail it in to us.

The finalists, in no particular order, are:

- Hannah Kinsella (9 years old, from Lucan, Co. Dublin) with Pushover
- Nikki Brown (8 years old, from Saggart, Co. Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind
- Anna Lily Fox (6 years old, from Ballinalee, Co. Longford) with a Johnny Cash medley
- Laoise Farrell (9 years old, from Ogonnolloe. Co. Clare) with The Call
- Alannah Bermingham (10 years old, from Kilmacud, Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind

The date for the final will be announced shortly and the winner will perform at our Christmas Mooney Tunes concert.


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He Drinks Tequila

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