Go on, go on, go on ... to Limerick Father Ted night

Donal O’Regan


Donal O’Regan

Tea Father? Karen O'Dea, from Kilteely, who thought up the Father Ted disco fundraiser idea, gets into the spirit of it by dressing up as Mrs Doyle
A FATHER Ted disco in aid of Sarsfield ladies football club this weekend will see the “Loveliest Lady of Kilteely” crowned.

A FATHER Ted disco in aid of Sarsfield ladies football club this weekend will see the “Loveliest Lady of Kilteely” crowned.

The fun night takes place in Ahern’s this Saturday, October 19 from 9pm.

Chairperson of the GAA club, Jennifer Greene, said they wanted to come up with a fundraiser that had never been done in Kilteely before.

“We were talking about doing the Take Me Out game show then Karen (pictured) came up with the Father Ted idea and we thought it was great!” smiled Jennifer.

Like in an episode of the TV sitcom there will be a “lovely ladies” competition. Karen, of course, is going as Mrs Doyle and six others will be dressing up as TV personalities.

There will also be a prize for the best dressed Fr Ted, Fr Jack, Fr Dougal and Mrs Doyle.

During the summer, Kieran Hanley organised a mock wedding as part of his fundraising mayoral campaign. Over 200 attended and some of the same cast are included again in the light-hearted event.

“Fr” Liam Ryan will again play the role of a priest and compere the “lovely ladies” competition. There will also be a raffle and an auction for a Limerick jersey.

Tickets are just €5 on the door and you can still take part in the “lovely ladies” competition by emailing jennifergreene05@yahoo.ie

Jennifer promises a night of fun, music and craic.

Sarsfield ladies football club was formed two years ago and after months of training entered their first competitions this year. Currently there is an adult team and in the future they hope to have junior teams.

The club caters for women form Kilteely-Dromkeen, Pallasgreen and Knockane. It is going from strength to strength and all the money will go back into the club to continue the good work.

Separately, there will be a second big fundraiser in Kilteely on the following weekend.

Two of the carers with CareBright, formerly known as RCCN Caring, are very ill at the moment.

Staff at the long established non-profit homecare provider based in Hospital have decided to organise a fun-run, jog or walk for their colleagues. It takes place from Cill Bhride, Kilteely on Bank Holiday Monday, October 28 commencing at 2.30pm.

They are asking people from far and wide to “come along, join in and support this worthy fundraiser”. Anybody can come on the day and walk, jog, run, push a buggy or bring their children.

It is €10 for runners and €5 for walkers. Refreshments will take place after the walk in Ahern’s in Kilteely.

See more on this event in next week’s Limerick Leader.