Laois Ladies put on their dancing shoes

Laois Ladies Football has announced details of a special ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fundraising event.

With 17 ladies football clubs in Laois and almost 2,000 registered players from U-8’s to seniors, the event will raise much needed and vital funds that will help support the development and promotion of ladies football throughout the county.

The Laois ladies (and gents) are set to go dancing in The Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise on Easter Sunday, April 20.

Renowned Irish comedian, Alan Shortt, most famous for his roles in the popular RTÉ series Bull Island and his take off of Michael Noonan, Brian Cowan and others has been announced as the host for what is set to be a night of lively entertainment and fun.

This is the largest show of its kind to take place in Laois with representatives from the 17 ladies Gaelic football clubs undergoing the rigours of training of a different kind over the coming weeks under the tutelage of acclaimed dance teacher, Nicola Curren of Dance Republic in Carlow.

Danielle Keane, a member of the Organising Committee and Treasurer of Park Ratheniska Ladies Football Club explains, “we look forward to welcoming people from all over the county to this special event. We hope to create awareness as to the importance of the role that the LGFA plays throughout the county and also encourage inter-club activity where communities can come together to enjoy what will be one of the highlights of the Laois social calendar.”

She continued, “all funds raised will go directly towards supporting the development and promotion of the Laois Ladies Football.”

Tickets cost €20 and are available through any of the Laois Ladies Football clubs or County Secretary Phil O Keefe on 085 1744971

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