Strictly pub tal­ent launched by Geral­dine O’Han­ra­han’s

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - BY DAVID LOOBY

THE Geral­dine O’Han­ra­han’s GAA Club launched Strictly Pub Tal­ent for 2018 re­cently.

This year the club have ten New Ross pubs com­pet­ing for the ti­tle of Strictly Pub Tal­ent win­ner.

The pubs par­tic­i­pat­ing are the Three Bul­let Gate, The Ross Inn, the Theatre Tav­ern, Spiders, Pen­ders, Bolg Bui, The Par­ish Pump, Man­nions, Cor­co­rans and The Rag.

20 dancers will rep­re­sent the pubs. Each cou­ple with be taught a strictly rou­tine and a rou­tine of their choice by New Ross’s own choreographer April Coady. Hav­ing met all the dancers April feels there is great en­thu­si­asm from the dancers, say­ing that they are all very ea­ger to get started.

As part of the cam­paign and in keep­ing with tra­di­tion, the club will hold one fundrais­ing event in each of the pubs from this month up un­til Fe­bru­ary start­ing with a race night held in The Rag on Satur­day, August 19, fol­lowed with a ta­ble quiz in The Ross Inn on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14. Rose­marie Car­roll from the club said: ‘We hope to be able to cater for a wide va­ri­ety of events to keep the town en­ter­tained.’ The main event takes place on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 24, in The Bran­don House Ho­tel and tick­ets will go on sale later in the year. The dancers tak­ing part are: Kaitlin But­ler and Brian Cullen rep­re­sent­ing The Three Bul­let Gate, Sinead Aspel and Brian St Ledger rep­re­sent­ing The Ross Inn, Stephen Somers and Mary Glee­son rep­re­sent­ing Cor­co­rans, Sinead Henry and Dean Gan­non rep­re­sent­ing Spiders, Mairead Fur­long and Tom­mie Lee rep­re­sent­ing Pen­ders, Lau­ren Car­roll and An­thony Feeney rep­re­sent­ing The Rag, Eleanor Rus­sell and Kyle Roche rep­re­sent­ing Bolg Bui, Julie Rigley and Ge­off Dob­byn rep­re­sent­ing the Theatre Tav­ern, Gail Cum­mins and Colin Fen­lon rep­re­sent­ing The Par­ish Pump and Geral­dine Ryan and Daneills Nikas rep­re­sent­ing Man­nions.

Up­dates on the fundrais­ing events and the dancers’ progress can be found in your lo­cal news­pa­per and on the Geral­dine O’Han­ra­han’s Face­book page.

Mi­lana Zieelyede en­joy­ing the re­cent Whitechurch steam and cin­tage work­ing rally.

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