Lions Club Hopes “Banner Jigs ‘N’ Reels” Will Be A Roaring Success

From: Dunphy Public Relations
Published: Tue Oct 14 2008

An intercounty hurler, model, priest, professional golfer, nurse, teacher, bank manager and hotelier are among the contestants taking part in next week's inaugural "Banner Jigs ‘n’ Reels" event.

Organisers the Lions Club of Ennis anticipate that the two-night spectacular will raise thousands of Euro for charities at home and abroad.

Brian Shanley, President of the Lions Club of Ennis said, "The Lions Club is delighted to be staging two nights of family entertainment in aid of ten worthy charities. We hope the people of Clare will get right behind the dance contestants and their chosen charities."

According to coordinator Kieran Sammon, "Those in attendance can expect a great night of dancing and craic. It is great to see so many local people getting involved and everyone is now looking forward to seeing the various dance routines on display. The audience will decide the winner on the night."

Participant (Charity):
- Gerry Quinn, local businessman and Clare hurler (Inagh Autism Unit)
- Tricia Mangan, well known golfer (the Projects of Fr. Martin Morrissey, Johannesburg & Sr. Mildred McNamara, Lima)
- Fr. Jerry Carey, Colaiste Mhuire Chaplain and Ennis Parish curate (Cahercalla Hospice)
- Martina Costelloe, Journalist/Model (Special Olympics)
- Ciara Flynn, Branch Manager with Halifax (Brothers of Charity)
- Allen Flynn, Hotelier (Samaritans)
- James McMahon, ClareCare (ClareCare)
- Mary Mungovan, Nurse at St. Josephs Hospital (Patients Comfort Fund, St. Joseph’s Hospital)
- Hassan Jiad, Owner of Panache Hair Salon (Tony Griffin Foundation)
- Edel Vaughan, Teacher at St. Flannan’s College (St Flannan's Calcutta Youth Fund)

Dancing partners include John Sanders, Anthony Sharkey, Aisling Murphy, Sabrina Long, Fergal O'Dea, Sharon Nugent and Trish Dooley.

"Banner Jigs ‘n’ Reels" take place at 8pm at Glór Irish Music Centre, Ennis on Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th October. MC on each night will be Tommy Murphy while a familiar looking line-up of judges will be unveiled on the opening night.

Tickets, priced at EUR20 each, are now on sale at Glór or at Further information on the dancers and their chosen charities may be found at


Notes to Editor:
- Kieran Sammon is available for interview (086-6044440)
- For further information or to arrange a photo opportunity please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on (00353) 868534900 or

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