Limerick GAA stars to sashay down the catwalk in fundraiser

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

Members of Bruff GAA club preparing for the fashion show at Bulgaden Castle
LADIES and gents from Bruff GAA club will swap their togs and boots for suits and stilettos on April 11 next when they take to the catwalk for a fundraising fashion show in Bulgaden Castle.

LADIES and gents from Bruff GAA club will swap their togs and boots for suits and stilettos on April 11 next when they take to the catwalk for a fundraising fashion show in Bulgaden Castle.

With Limerick hosting this year’s national Feile competition, the club will be using the fundraiser to support the club’s U-14 hurlers and camogie teams, along with the development of a local playground.

This is the second year in a row that the hard-working ladies committee in the club have organised a fundraising fashion show. Building on the huge success of last year’s event, the ladies have again arranged for a wide array of clothes to be modelled on the night from numerous boutiques.

Speaking at the launch of the fashion show, club chairman, Tom Bulfin, said the GAA club is the “lifeblood of every community the length and breadth of the country and it is the youth who are the lifeblood and future of every club”.

“Within our GAA club we have over 60 adult and 110 underage kids playing our games, meaning the social contribution the club makes to the community is very significant. Our youth need to be nurtured and supported and national events like the Feile and projects like the development of the local playground are prime ways of achieving such goals,” he said.

“The funds raised from the fashion show will help significantly in locally supporting three very worthwhile youth groups as well as the GAA club,” he added.

Tickets for the fashion show which takes place on Thursday, April 11 at 8pm cost €10 for adults and €5 for students and children and are currently available from local businesses and committee members. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night but as tickets are selling fast it is advisable to buy beforehand. There will also be a raffle and prize for the best dressed lady on the night.

The club finance committee are keen to point out that the club are very conscious of how difficult it is to raise money in these challenging times.

“Within the parish we are blessed to have a very close knit community and the constant support of all parishioners plus the wider area is very much appreciated,” added Tom Bulfin.