St Mary’s and Moyle Rovers square off in the kitchen - for charity

Local GAA clubs St Mary’s and Moyle Rovers will renew their rivalry next Saturday night – but they won’t be facing each other on a playing pitch.

Local GAA clubs St Mary’s and Moyle Rovers will renew their rivalry next Saturday night – but they won’t be facing each other on a playing pitch.

Instead two club stalwarts will be cooking it out for charity in the latest heat of the Rotary Club of Clonmel’s Celebrity Chef competition.

Eileen Boland, secretary of Moyle Rovers juvenile club, and Ella Carew of St Mary’s will take charge of the kitchens at Cluain Restaurant, Nelson Street, on Saturday, March 23, in a cook-off.

Each will be preparing a three-course meal and diners will vote on which they prefer to decide who comes out the winner.

This is the third year of Rotary’s Celebrity Chef event and it has raised thousands of euro for Rotary’s worldwide campaign to eradicate polio.

Thanks to an enormous amount of fund-raising by Rotary clubs in Ireland and around the world, and a huge financial input from Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the disease remains in only a few countries.

All the Clonmel fund-raising dinners have been very enjoyable, sociable affairs, and some tickets are available for Saturday for anyone who wants to come along and cheer on the Moyle Rover and St Mary’s representatives.

Anyone who would like to buy a ticket for €30 per person can get one from Cluain Restaurant on Nelson Street, telephone 052-6125328.