Carrigtwohill GAA club prides itself in playing a significant part in the fabric of the local community in Carrigtwohill. It represents the core values associated with community spirit while at the same time striving to respond to the rapid population growth and social change that has taken place in the village in recent years. For over a hundred and thirty years it has remained steadfast in its continued promotion of our national games, while so much else has changed.
We have been hugely progressive in developing some of the best facilities of any GAA club in the county, with 4 playing pitches, flood lights, ball alley and a gymnasium. We continue to develop these facilities to ensure that we can meet the needs of our local community into the future.
It is with this in mind that we are holding a fundraising event titled “Strictly Carrig” in the Radisson Hotel, Little Island on Sunday 1st June, with all proceeds going to the continued development of our facilities, with particular emphasis on a clubhouse development.
We will have 14 couples performing on the night, who are made up of local volunteers that have been professionally trained for the 7 weeks leading up to the event. These volunteers are representing various local organisations including local sports clubs, schools, community organisations and local businesses.
We estimate we will have up to 1,000 people in attendance on the night and we already have a number of corporate sponsors on board to support the event – Millipore , being the main sponsor and associate sponsors, Stryker, Leading Edge and DAF Trucks.
The show begins with the dancers performing a group dance, followed by each couple performing their own individual dance. The dances being performed range from the Quickstep, to the Jive, to the Samba and a whole lot more.
These dances will be judged by our professional judging panel of Ailish McSweeney, Sinead Shepard and a professional dancer from Dance Addiction. The judges’ scores will be combined with the public votes to reveal a winner.
We are delighted to announce that our evening will be hosted by Ken Perrot from 96fm, who is devoting his time to getting to know our dancers and will keep the night on schedule with his own charm and wit.
Tickets are being sold through our dancing volunteers.
They are €20 per ticket and due to high demand we are asking people to reserve these asap
Dancers paired and dance style assigned. Friday 2nd May 2014.
Our 14 couples compete and the winner will be announced, Sunday 1st June 2014. MC for the night – Ken Perrot from 96fm. Judges – Sinead Shepard, Ailish McSweeney and a siome to be confirmed professional dancer. Professional Video of each dance plus couples “training” which is shown on big screens at event