County version of celebrity ICA bootcamp under way this Friday

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

MURROE/BOHER ICA’s charity bootcamp event on tonight will feature four local personalities, and who better to host it than last year’s celebrity bootcamp winner - Peter Clohessy.

MURROE/BOHER ICA’s charity bootcamp event on tonight will feature four local personalities, and who better to host it than last year’s celebrity bootcamp winner - Peter Clohessy.

It takes place in the Muintir na Tire hall from 8pm tonight Friday, April 20.

The four locals, who will be judged by the RTE ICA bootcamp mentors Imelda Byrne and Josephine Helly, are Garda Brian McNamara, Br Ciaran Forbes from Glenstal, Cllr John Egan and an anonymous person representing the ICA.

“They will be going as Mrs Brown,” laughs organiser, Breda Fitzpatrick.

The Murroe ICA PRO came up with the idea last September to raise money for charity and have a night of fun.

“Door tickets sales are going to Milford Care Centre. None of us know who is gong to need it tomorrow or the next day and they do wonderful work in Milford. Marie Richardson is coming along to give a talk about what they do,” said Ms Fitzpatrick.

A number of local musicians will be performing as well as the entertainment provided by the four entrants.

“They all have to perform three tasks. We are slightly limited because it is on stage but they will be reciting poems, darning socks and more. It will be great fun.

“We already have last year’s ICA bootcamp winner, Peter Clohessy, presenting it as well as the judges so it will be a great night,” said Ms Fitzpatrick.

The raffle is going towards Murroe Tidy Towns and they have a huge amount of prizes on offer.

The top prize will certainly be a prized possession for the winner.

“It is the full collection of Harry Potter books personally signed by Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood in the films. It’s a collector’s item,” said Ms Fitzpatrick.

Evanna’s dad, Donal, is a proud Murroe and Limerick man and they are regular visitors to the village.

Once all the tasks are over Imelda Byrne and Josephine Helly will confer and decide if Cllr John Egan, Br Ciaran, Brian McNamara or “Mrs Brown” will be crowned the Murroe/Boher ICA guild charity bootcamp winner.

Tickets costing €10 will be available on the night and it will also be screened live in Crokers.