Close shave for O'Fiaich volunteers
ON Friday night I headed for the Bayview Bar in Blackrock where the teachers and staff of O'Fiaich College were taking part in their Shave or Dye fundraiser and a huge crowd had turned out specially for the occasion.
I wasn't too long in the door when I met up with Peter Nixon from Short Cuts in Blackrock and Angelica Malone from Bella Hair and Beauty who were there to shave and wax anything that was put in front of them by Gerard Dunne and Susan McBride from Termonfeckin, Seamus Cahill, Oliver Finnegan and Jennifer Ray, all from Blackrock, Brendan O'Malley from Clare, Patricia Malone from Carrickmacross, Aoife Lynch, Macdara McCauley, Colin Torpey, Eamonn Woolsey from Warrenpoint and Audrey Flood from Shercock.
Having a look round to see who was there and met Brendan and Aoife O'Malley from Clare who was having a laugh with Ciara Douglas from Donegal and they were up for the occasion. Brendan told me he wasn't that worried about getting the barnet shorn because he was heading for Dubai after the weekend.
Next I met up with Gerard Dunne, who was getting himself ready for the chop, P.J. Kierans and Susan McBride from Termonfeckin, Caroline McMahon from Ardee Road and Rebecca Everitt from Duleek who told me they were there to lend moral support to the cause.
I then had the pleasure of talking to lovely ladies Edel Keenan from Blackrock and Leah McShane from, Lisdoo who were there to support the cause and told me they wanted to wish every happiness for the rest of their lives to Christy Ward and Cathy Donaghy who got married that day and they were going to head to 'afters' in Bellingham Castle later on.
Not too long later I got talking to Catriona Durnin from Point Road who was having a laugh with Patricia Malone from Carrickmacross and Jenny O'Malley who couldn't wait for the action to get going and wanted to wish everyone taking part all the best.
Two ladies who were extremely busy on the night were Louise Egan from Dublin and Georgia Twibill from Blackrock who were busy going round collecting.
After this I got talking to Joanne Callan from Carrickmacross and Angelica Malone who told me that even though she'd be applying the wax, the organisers would be offering the opportunity to people to pull off the strips for a donation.
I then caught up with Ronan Corrigan and Shirley Heynes from Blackrock who told me they were out for a few drinks and were delighted to be able to support the cause too.
One man who was certainly looking forward to getting his legs waxed was Eamon Woolsey from Warrenpoint who said it was for a good cause and was going to be a brilliant night.
I then caught up with my old mate Barry O'Hanrahan from Blackrock who told me you couldn't get a better pub to run the event in and he was definitely going to support the night.
After this I caught up with owner Eamon Trainor who told me he was delighted to be associated with and able to help out the fundraiser and told me not to forget to give mention for his wife Veronica who was preparing some food for everyone taking part.
Also there enjoying the festivities were Doreen McNulty, Audrey Flood and Catriona Durnin who told me they were very impressed with the commitment shown by everyone who had dyed their hair or were about to get shaved or waxed.
Not too long later I met up with Malachy Mills from Elm Park who wanted to wish everyone taking part all the best in their endeavour.
Finally, before I departed I got talking to Tony Duff from Ardee and Sean Gernon from Blackrock who wanted to wish the teachers and staff from O'Fiaich College all the best with their fundraiser.