PORTLAOISE GAA, Boxing and Rugby clubs have come together once again for their annual fundraiser of ‘The Battle of Maryborough Festival’, with musis on the night provided by local lads Transmitter.
After the huge success of last year’s event, the clubs are now moving to a marquee in Portlaoise GAA club this Saturday April 14, from 8pm.
With the GAA taking the honours last year the Rugby Club are out for revenge which lends itself to a great night’s entertainment.
This year the Boxing Club has secured Katie Taylor to fight on the night. This will be Katie’s last fight in Ireland before she enters the World Championships in May and the 2012 Olympics in August.
With over 15 years of experience on the live circuit,
Transmitter are fast becoming one of the most popular bands in the country. With a powerful and energetic setlist, they mix the biggest hits of the moment with classics from the past five decades, to create an unforgettable live show.
After the GAA vs Rugby clubs boxing match, brothers Stewart, David and Robert Quinn will take to the stage with Serghei Orlov and provide the post-fight entertainment for the crowd right through to the small hours.
It will be the bands first local gig in eight months and they are pulling out all the stops for their hometown with their live sound and light show.
The lads have been very busy over the past few months and in the last six months alone, they have played at events such as the PPI National Radio Awards, Croke Park Stadium’s Christmas parties, in CopperFace Jacks (3 month residency), at the GAA/GPA Allstar Awards at the CCD and at Board Of Irish College Societies National Awards 2012.
Tickets for the night are priced at €20 and are available now from the Dunamaise box office. Contact 057 86 63355 or visit www.dunamaise.ie for more details or to book tickets.