Buccaneers Rugby Club in association with Bridge Transition are staging their very own version of Strictly Scrum Dancing – The Buccs way! at Athlone’s Sheraton Hotel on Valentine’s weekend.
There will be two performances on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th of February. The show starts nightly at 7:30pm
Speaking at the launch of this event, Buccaneers President Joe Browne thanked all involved in “Strictly Scrum Dancing – the Buccs way” particularly the dancers, who have shown tremendous commitment and given freely of their time and endeavour for the benefit of the club. He gratefully acknowledged the generosity of the sponsors, particularly main sponsors Bridge Transition, and the SHERATON ATHLONE HOTEL, without whom this extravaganza simply could not be staged. Also playing a key role will be Roisin Carlin and her staff at Medussa Hair Studio, who are styling the dancers hair, and a small but hard-working event sub-committee at Buccaneers is to be lauded for their meticulous planning. Here special acknowledgement goes to our Administrator Geraldine Kenny who has been working like a dervish to ensure the smooth running of this gala occasion.
32 dancers are taking part and they have been practising diligently in recent weeks under the watchful (and strict) eye of choreographer Lorraine Wynne, artistic director of Midland Drama Schools. There will be three Celebrity Judges on both nights, adding to the occasion. But the audience votes will play a key part in deciding the winners.
This is the Buccaneers’ chief fund-raising event of the season and features club personalities as diverse as Kolo Kiripati, Big Pat Hynes, Nicky Purcell and Paschal Dillon displaying hitherto unknown talents. The ladies will be well represented too with Niamh Gough, Frances McVeigh, Maje Murray and Sheena Egan McMickan strutting their stuff on the dance floor! Other personalities featuring include Paul Donovan, Nino Magliocco and Nigel Lyster; this trio is surely well worth the admission price alone! The Henshaw family will be represented as will Buccs U-17s in what could be a memorable closing act to the show which will be compered by the incomparable Sean Og Hurley.
Tickets €25 each are now on sale at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel and The Bounty, and also available from Geraldine in the club. All who attend will get a complimentary souvenir programme and also free entry to the raffle for a range of prizes each night.
It promises to be a social event of super fun and craic, great entertainment for all the family, and all for a good cause. All members of the club and their families and friends are urged to support these two performances.