Castlelyons GAA Club

29 April, 2019

Castlelyons Strictly set for Fever on Little Island on 17th May

Our dancing volunteers have just over two weeks left to practice their dance moves before the real deal in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island on Friday 17th May. They have spent many hours practicing their dance steps under dance teacher and choreographer Ms. Niamh Twomey. All are rising magnificently to what is a tough challenge and there is a dancing fever about Castlelyons that can make Strictly a massive show.

There are GAA stars, camogie stars, athletes, Dads & Mans and even the odd Granny and Grandad taking part in the Show. The word is that the costumes are cut to exciting detail. We have not checked who has previous dancing experience but there are plenty characters on board that will try and take any possible advantage as they have lost loads of weight. They are on the water as they put their foot on the floor in the morning. They have been warned that hydration is everything so no cramps as no doubt fancy lifts, imaginative winking at judges and air grabs will be a sequence to impress. There are some promotional videos done by the dancers and streaming of the dancing later so there could be on line You Tubers and who knows we could yet have massive hits and future stardom for some.

The dancers feel privileged to take part and enjoy it as their working days can be very serious and this is totally different. Similarly, for the Committee this type of show as a fundraiser is completely different and officers from the GAA, Juvenile Committee, Camogie and Community Centre have worked in a slick and smooth manner to ensure that the show is a sellout and are still constantly putting the finishing touches to this massive evening.

The committee are so thankful for all who have sponsored the event or, indeed, made contributions in any way. There are line sponsorship cards in circulation for the dancers, so it is the last chance to support as it adds to their votes and helps their bid to get into the final shake up too.

The event is a sellout with eight hundred tickets gone in twelve minutes. So, if some people have tickets and are not going to the show please do sell them on to others searching for tickets. There will be one hundred of those standing in the bar area with the seating open country. If you are an elderly person, a person with special needs or disabled and wish to be seated please give your name to Helen Hussey at 0861701164.

This week we profile Yvonne Fenlon and Will Daly who are dancing the Salsa. They say this dance originated in the Caribbean Islands and we don’t know if Yvonne or Will have visited there on holidays, but this choice of dance is most rewarding for students of Strictly. Yvonne likes going to the gym and Will running with St Nicholas, Athletic Club so watch out here for a cracking performance. Yvonne an Office Manager and a Cork city lady is married to Frank and they are living in Castlelyons for some time with their children Mark, Lauren and Mary Ellen. She likes singing and no doubt will have an ear for the dance music too. Will is on sales

in the local Glanbia Store. He is single but has a girlfriend and resides at home with Mam and Dad Christy and Mary. He is a member of Glanmire Macra na Feirme and could be a bit of a character on stage. Yvonne and Will have the potential to score well on the Judges leader board which makes for an exciting night.

"Will Daly and Yvonne Fenlon who are dancing the Salsa seen here with sponsors and friends".