Brian and Eimear jive to first place

‘STRICTLY ST PATRICK’S A BIG SUC­CESS

Bray People - - THE NOTEBOOK -

‘STRICTLY St Patrick’s’ night turned out to be a great suc­cess, with prin­ci­pal of the Bray school Brian O’Do­herty tak­ing the top prize along­side his part­ner teacher Eimear Buck­ley.

Brian and Eimear did the jive to win the com­pe­ti­tion which was held at Fitz­patrick Ho­tel in Killiney.

The event sold out com­pletely so a live stream was held at the Koo on the night so that ev­ery­one could see the cou­ples dance.

The best video on the night was an in­ter­est­ing take on John Dug­gan’s in­ter­view for the Martello, with a Foot­loose twist along­side Ju­nior In­fants teacher Ciara Ryan.

They then took to the floor dressed in red to take on the cha cha.

There were a to­tal of 30 dancers tak­ing part and com­pe­ti­tion got pretty heated dur­ing the weeks com­ing up to the com­pe­ti­tion.

Posters and ban­ners cov­ered the town, plead­ing with the pub­lic to cast their votes for par­tic­u­lar cou­ples.

The dancers trained from early Fe­bru­ary with ded­i­cated weekly ses­sions to bring them up to scratch for a great night of en­ter­tain­ment.

The evening was or­gan­ised by the par­ents com­mit­tee in­clud­ing Louise Lyons, Sarah Quinn and Anne Kelly as well as Kevin Rowe Event Man­age­ment.

There were 11 teach­ers tak­ing part as well as a host of mem­bers of the pub­lic.

The evening in­cluded a Bol­ly­wood dance-off and there were tough calls on the night from the judges – ra­dio per­son­al­ity Adrian Kennedy, co­me­dian Adam Burke, Roisin Cur­ran of Show­time Theatre School and Cllr. Mick Glynn.

Prin­ci­pal Brian O’Do­herty and part­ner Eimear Buck­ley won top prize at Strictly St Patrick’s.

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