of Sport and Screen Join Together in West Cork for Sporting Extravaganza:
Sports stars and spectators galore were out in force to attend the official launch of the Union Hall Superstars fundraising extravaganza at Cork's Imperial Hotel. The 2-day event is due to take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August 2017 at Union Hall and will be the highlight of West Cork's August bank holiday weekend, with famous names such as Derek Lyng, Pat Spillane, Mick Galway and Dr Pixie McKenna all geared up and ready to compete in the many sporting events on the schedule in the hopes of raising vital funds for the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) and Cork Arc.
Joe MacCarthy, Jimmy Barry-Murphy, Tony O'Sullivan, Teddy McCarthy. Niall
Cahalane, John Cleary and Brian Huley. In front; Ken O'Halloran, Damian
Cahalane, Stephen Hurley (RNLI), Mark Collins and Colm O'Neill at the
launch of the Union Hall Super Stars at the Imperial Hotel, Cork. Photo:
guests such as Jimmy Barry Murphy, Colm O'Neill, Brian Hurley, Mark Collins
and Meabh Cahalane were on hand today to celebrate the launch of the upcoming
sporting spectacular and were on top form as they mingled with the crowd.
Representatives from the sporting event's various sponsors were also in
attendance, with key personnel from companies such as West Cork Distillers,
Masita Club Teamwear, SuperValu, Bank of Ireland and Carbery lending their
support at the grand Imperial Hotel.
the involvement of high-profile figures from the sporting and media worlds,
local clubs are also being called upon to get stuck in to the fun and
games. The weekend's Club Superstars event will see a representative from
each club in Ireland taking part, with club organisers being called upon
to enter a willing and able participant to represent their team. The overall
winner will walk away with a whopping €5,000 voucher for MASITA sports
gear, while those awarded with second and third place honours will also
be suitably chuffed with a set of 30 MASITA club jerseys and a €500
cash prize respectively.
entry for spectators, this is undoubtedly a not-to-be-missed event for
the whole family. Along with the competitive fun, there will also be a
variety of activities to suit every age group, from face painting, the
intriguing intergalactic draws, a mouth-watering barbeque on the Saturday
evening and live music from Bog the Donkey on Sunday, to round off what
looks set to be a wonderful weekend.
in anticipation of the exciting event, Martin Crowley of Union Hall Superstars
Committee said: "This promises to be a free, fun and most importantly
family-oriented event and we hope that clubs across Ireland will support
the cause as this wonderful event is in aid of such vital local causes:
Cork Arc Cancer House and RNLI."
For updates and further information on the event, check out @HallUnionSStars on Twitter or visit www.facebook.com/Unionhallsuperstars