Couples put on their dancing shoes to support Clerihan park

Clerihan Strictly Come Dancing committee, back; Lena Griffen, Trish Hennessy, Mary Williams, Ruth Quinn Dance Teacher, seated, Ailish Cooney, Teresa O Loughlin, Bernie Maher,
Tipperary Strictly Come Dancing is returning to

Tipperary Strictly Come Dancing is returning to

Clonmel’s Hotel Minella on

Friday, September 26.

This year it will support

Clerihan Community Park as part of the continued fundraising strategy to further develop facilities at the park.

Speaking at the launch of this year’s project in Halla na Saoirse, Clerihan, Strictly co-ordinator Bernie Maher said that “Clerihan Community Park is up and running and is a fantastic facility for the people of Clerihan and surrounding areas.

The playing fields, all-weather pitch, playground and walkway are all used extensively. Plans are now in place to build dressing rooms and tastefully renovate the period Tinsley Lodge. Each year we undertake one major fundraising event to complement our weekly Lotto”.

Over the last eight weeks Ruth Quinn, a very accomplished and experienced dance tutor from Kilsheelan, has been putting 11 local couples through their paces and perfecting their dance routines to ensure they give a massively entertaining performance.

Dances that will be performed on Friday, September 26 include the Charleston, Cha Cha Cha, Old Time Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Jive and the Slow Waltz.

It promises to be an excellent night, with couples representing all areas of the parish. A lot of time and commitment is being put in to make this a memorable show.

Tickets are now available from any dancer or committee member or from the following outlets - Clip Around the Ear, Clerihan and the Clonmel Office Centre.

Strictly Come Dancing has served as a great fundraiser in the community in recent years, supporting the local outreach group of the Chernobyl Children’s Project, among others, and is always a great night’s entertainment.

This year’s event will be held on the eve of the All-Ireland Hurling Final Replay between Tipperary and Kilkenny and it’s hoped that it will provide the perfect start to a memorable weekend.