County Limerick GAA club and school team up for lip sync fundraiser battle

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

County Limerick GAA club and school team up for lip sync fundraiser battle

Michael O'Connor, principal, Jed Earls, Kilmallock GAA Club, Leonie Passmore, vice principal, Stephen Connery, Kilmallock GAA and Canon Willie Fitzmaurice at the launch

YOU don’t need to have a note in your head to take to the stage at Charleville Park Hotel next March and become a star in the eyes of your neighbours!

Scoil Mocheallóg primary school in Kilmallock and Kilmallock GAA club are co-hosting a Lip Sync Battles Show to raise funds for the state-of-the-art new school, and club.

“All in Scoil Mocheallóg are extremely grateful to all who were involved in the last fundraising event, Strictly Come Dancing, which provided finances to fund extra facilities and amenities for the benefit of pupils,” explained Michael O’Connor, principal Scoil Mocheallóg.

“The purpose of this major fundraising initiative is to raise funds for the day-to-day running of the school. With insurance and energy costs alone amounting to €30,000 annually we are constantly challenged to meet the school’s financial commitments. We are joining with Kilmallock GAA to run this event as a joint venture.”

Kilmallock GAA caters for almost 180 players from U6 right up to senior and in the last number of years they have been very successful in a number of grades. Over the years there has been a strong link between Scoil Mocheallóg and Kilmallock GAA with most players getting their first taste of hurling and football under the guidance of the teachers in the school.

The club is continuously trying to improve facilities and equipment for training for all teams. The club also provides facilities for Kilmallock Camogie, Coláiste Iósaef secondary school and the south and county boards.

“The lip sync fundraiser in March 2019 will be a great boost to the club’s funds and we hope it will also be a great social event for all of Kilmallock and surrounding areas,” said a club spokesperson.

Organisers are now looking for interested groups or individuals to participate in the lip sync battle which takes place in the Charleville Park Hotel on Friday March 29, 2019.

They hope to have the participants in place by January 2019. All interested volunteers willing to take part should contact Steven Connery at Kilmallock GAA or Michael O’ Connor, Scoil Mocheallóg with names as soon as possible.