Monday 23 April 2018

Well-known Dublin pub holds 'appreciation night' event for GAA club at centre of lewd photo scandal

Ballyragget, County Kilkenny where the local intermediate hurling team won the county final last weekend
Ballyragget, County Kilkenny where the local intermediate hurling team won the county final last weekend

Kathy Armstrong

An event is set to take place tonight "in appreciation" of a GAA team and a woman who were caught up in a lewd photo scandal.

St Patrick's Ballyragget GAA Club found themselves under the spotlight last month when pictures and videos emerged of what appeared to be a sex act being carried out at a private event, just days after they won the Kilkenny Intermediate Hurling Championship.

Gardai and the Kilkenny County Board have launched separate investigations following the scandal.

Now an event is due to take place tonight in "appreciation" of the team and Fifi - one of the women who was pictured semi-naked in the photos.

The "Fifi and Ballyragget Appreciation Night" is due to kick off at Quinn's pub in Drumcondra, Dublin at 10.30pm.

The event is being hosted by WhyNot Networks who have said that Fifi may attend and they have launched a competition for people to have a meet and greet with her.

A statement on the page reads: "After a week that showed the beauty of county final celebrations, we bring you a night to appreciate all that's weird and wonderful.

"With a possible guest appearance on the night from Fifi (Still in contract talks)."

They claimed it is going to be an "outrageous night" and so far over 430 people have said that they will either attend or are interested in the event.

The organisers have also promised free entry to the St Patrick's Ballyragget intermediate hurling team's starting 15, while they said the subs can avail of a discounted price.

When contacted by Independent.ie, a staff member of Quinn's declined to comment on the event.

Independent.ie has also contacted WhyNot Networks for a comment.

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