DIT Graduate crowned ‘Countdown’ King

01 July 2014:       DIT Graduate Mark Murray has become the first ever Irish champion of the popular Channel 4 word game show Countdown.  Mark was crowned champion after a scintillating grand final of the Show last Friday.  Mark, who works in credit control for UK firm Ovo Energy, excelled in nearly all rounds. He got off to a fast start when he opened the show with the nine-letter word “elongates” and ended up with a final score of 105 points thanks to his words “squalor”, “notarise” and “solacing”.


Mark was tipped to win the final as he has impressed throughout the 70th series of the programme. He accumulated the season’s highest score of 120 points in mid-April and went on to notch up eight successive wins. 

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