Kildare man (72) to appear on Winning Streak this Saturday evening

Retiree might get the chance to spin the Big Wheel

Leader reporter


Leader reporter


Kildare man (72) to appear on Winning Streak this Saturday evening

Winning Streak presenters Sinead Kennedy and Marty Whelan

A 72-year-old Ballyteague man may get the chance to spin the big wheel on the National Lottery’s Winning Streak gameshow on RTE One this Saturday night (April 21).

Seamus Brennan is a retired ESB Worker and part-time farmer, who will battle it out with four other contestants for a chance at the top prize.

Seamus has been retired from the ESB for a number of years after 40 years’ service, but keeps busy running a small farm on a part time basis at Ballyteague, where he looks after cattle and horses. He spent most of his working life in the ESB, based in Allenwood, in Kildare but he spent his last eight years at the ESB based in Co Offaly.

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Seamus has been married to Mary for the past 46 years and she is really excited to be coming up to RTE to cheer her husband on.

The couple have four adult children: Paul, Angela, James and Ciaran, and they are also going to be supporting Seamus in the audience on Saturday. Seamus also has four grandchildren,  Aine, Ben, Rory and Isobel.

In his spare time Seamus is a big GAA fan and supports his local Ballyteague GAA club for whom his son Ciaran lines out. He also supports the Kildare county team who he says would be the best team in Leinster if it wasn’t for Dublin! With any winnings from the show Seamus says he is going to spend it all on his family.

Seamus will appear on Winning Streak this Saturday, April 21, at 8.20pm on RTE One.