The bulls will have a ball...
They might be accused of misleading advertising when the organisers of the Local Bulls calendar for 2019 start using phrases like ‘tasteful photography’. But once the ladies have shielded their eyes from the offensive bits ’n’ pieces on display, everyone’s going to grab one of these things (calendars) for 2019.
The idea was as simple as it was brazen. Raise awareness about cancer and mental health and, in doing so, help fund the work at Pieta House and the Mercy Hospital by parading 13 strapping local bulls to parade their beef to the heels for a 2019 calendar, to be launched in all its g(l)ory at the Radisson Hotel in Little Island on Friday, November 16.
Kieran O’connor and Pearse O’neill, two All-ireland winners from the community at the heart of this (Aghada/ Whitegate/saleen), feature prominently, shall we say.
Tickets for the launch night are €20, and, if you can conjure up a better excuse to part with twenty quid on the night, you’ve a healthy imagination. It starts at 7.30pm with a prosecco reception to steel everyone for the task of choosing the hottest bull on the night. If you can’t get there, or are too bashful, here’s the bank account to help: TSB, Main Street, Midleton;
IBAN IE501PBS99070527890846; BIC IPBSIE2D.
Further details from Jim Reaney (087-2351343).