Brian and Eimear jive to first place
‘STRICTLY ST PATRICK’S A BIG SUCCESS
‘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.