Strictly Scrum Dancing this weekend

Buccaneers Rugby Club, in association with Bridge Transition, is staging their very own style of “Strictly Scrum Dancing – the Buccs way!” at Athlone’s Sheraton Hotel on this Valentine’s weekend.

There will be two performances on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th of February with the show starting nightly at 7.30 p.m.

32 dancers are taking part and they have been practicing 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, including Dessie Dolan and Noel Mannion, 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 on the dance floor! The ladies will be well represented too with Niamh Gough, Frances McVeigh, Majella Murray and Sheena Egan-McMickan struting their stuff! Other personalities featuring include Sean’s Bar’s Paul Donovan, Nino Magliocco of Coffee Haven and Nigel Lyster, the lawnmower man; this trio is surely well worth the admission price alone! The Henshaw family will be represented too as will Buccs U-17s in what could be a memorable closing act to the show which will be compered by MC Sean Og Hurley.

Tickets €25 each are on sale at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel and The Bounty, and are also available from Geraldine (0861732711) in the club. All who attend will get a complimentary souvenir colour 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. Certainly the work and time put in by our dancers warrants huge support. Make it your “Valentine’s” night out.