Portarlington lip sync battle set for Bank Holiday weekend

Leinster Express Reporter


Leinster Express Reporter

Portarlington lip sync battle set for Bank Holiday weekend

A night to remember is on the cards for Portarlington in Laois, when locals take to the stage in an epic friendly battle of music and mime for a great cause.

St Patrick's Boys National School's Lip Sync Battles will feature a host of parents, teachers, local soccer, GAA and ladies footballers, businesses and individuals, including the Knight twin sisters.

They will all be battling to 'sing' hit songs in the most entertaining way possible and combining for a rousing group dance routine.

It is the biggest event yet in the school's efforts to raise €145,000 for a new floodlit astroturf pitch for their new school at Canal Road.

Principal Pat Galvin is among the performers and he is keeping tight-lipped about what songs they will 'sing'.

All will be revealed on the night with some healthy competition it promises to be a fantastic night with an audience of up to 800 people expected this May Bank Holiday.

The school's parents council is doing trojan work to organise the event.

The pitch will be used not just by over 500 schoolboys, but by St Conleth's Ladies Football Club, partners with the school in an application for a sports capital grant.

The athletics club is also supporting the fundraiser in return for use of the new running track.

The school is on schedule to open in early spring.

The Lip Sync Battle is on Bank Holiday Sunday, May 5 at 7 pm in The Heritage Hotel Killenard. Over 18s only. Tickets at €20 on sale.