Causeway going Strictly all out for St Patrick’s Eve!
ST PATRICK’S Eve - save the date! That’s when Causeway GAA take to the dancefloor in the latest sporting ballroom fundraiser that’s set to get Strictly fans from all over out to the Ballyroe Heights Hotel.
March 16 marks the Causeway GAA Strictly Come Dancing extravaganza, launched this week as the dance partners were unveiled to the public.
Pictured right getting into the hang of the waltzing are Eric McHale, Frieda Leahy, Cormac O’Connor and Susie Whyte with the entire dance competition field above. Front, from left: Eric McHale, Frieda Leahy, Cormac O’Connor, Susie Whyte, Noel O’Connor (chairman), Cassie Leen (dance teacher), Siobhan O’Dowd, Liam Goggin, Evonne Diggins, Mike Slattery and Michaela Barrett. Centre, from left: John Madden (sec) Michael Foley, Sophie Casey, Sarah Nelan, Barry Walsh, Patrice Diggin, Joseph Diggins, Laura Collins and Muiris Delaney, Tim O’Driscoll and Mary Jo Murphy (PRO). Back, from left: Kieran Young, Courtney Dwyer, Kieran Leahy, Nicole Whyte, Tadhg Flynn, Sarah Murphy and Mary Barrett (treasurer).
It may be five weeks away, but excitement is already building in the village of Causeway as the club prepares for what will be its first Strictly Come Dancing night.
The event was launched at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday where the judging line-up was also unveiled.
No pressure now, but none other than RTÉ Strictly winner Aidan O’Mahony will be one of the four adjudicators, alongside Caroline McEnery, Michael Healy Rae and Tim Landers.
Training is already underway in the Forge Bar and the Ballyroe Heights as the competition builds over the next five weeks.
“We as a committee would like to thank all 24 dancers for taking part in this fundraising event for us. We understand that they are giving up their time and we would like them to know that we appreciate it. We are very grateful for their help and support,” Noel O Connor, Chairperson of Causeway GAA said.