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Friday 29 August 2014

Fundraising night of fashion, fun and footballers

SHEILA FITZGERALD

Published 27/02/2014 | 05:26

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Castlemagner Team members and friends dressed in clothing from Barry's Menswear took to the catwalk at the Castlemagner GAA Fashion Show which was held at Springfort Hall Hotel.
Una Cott, Joan Collins, and Angela Lyons, Castlemagner, with Mary Carroll, Doneraile modelling outfits from Luna Bella.
Joanne McCarthy, Mallow, Eileen O’Sullivan, Cecilstown, Martina O’Callaghan, Mallow, and Yvonne O’Regan, Kilavullen, who modelled for Comtempo at the fashion show.

Castlemagner football team captain Jack Cott told the Corkman that he reckoned a tough day on the field of play was a "walk in the park" compared to parading down the catwalk with 250 screaming women looking on.

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However, after his stint as a model - which obviously proved to be less arduous than he anticipated - he added: "they can call on me anytime!".

Jack went on to compliment GAA club secretary Stephanie O'Leary and all her helpers for organising a "brilliant show", and his fellow team mates for selling tickets for the event.

While all the "fit" male models were a big hit with the almost 100% female audience, Donal Gayer, with a smile that could easily sell 1,000 suits for Barry's Menswear, for whom he was modelling, got one of the biggest cheers of the night!

The cast of female models showed a palette of outfits for the forthcoming spring/summer season from Jemma Jims, Lady Lydia, S-Wear, Central Stores, Jo's Boutique, Charisma, O'Shea's Fashions, Ealu, Luna Bella, Noirin's Boutique, Contempo, O'Flynn's Footwear, Sharon Gregory Bridal Wear, and So Elegant Hair Jewellery. Make up was by the Beauty Suite, Kanturk, with hairstyles by Marie Cashman.

Organiser and secretary of Castlemagner GAA Stephanie O'Leary explained that she had "an army of people" helping her both prior to the show and on the night. "We have around 65 models involved, I pulled volunteers from family and friends, and of course from the teams," she said.

"I want to thank compere Terena Harrington, all those who modelled, all our sponsors, the clothes shops, and all who attended. This money will go towards running our Club.

"I have a lifelong love for the GAA", Stephanie added, "it's the greatest organisation in our country and it's the foundation of what we are as a nation.

"Castlemagner hurlers won a county title in 2012 for the first time in 58 years, and this year we're hoping for great things as well".

The club has just acquired the services of a new trainer from Kerry so it's all systems go for the 2014 season ahead.

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