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Thursday 18 July 2019

Fenlon and Fitzy on the ball for Rathnure Panto musical launch

Pat Mulvey, Mick Butler (Hope Cancer Support Centre), John O’Reilly (Rathnure Panto Society), Fr Martin O’Brien (ISCC) and Liam Sharkey (Rathnure Panto Society).
Pat Mulvey, Mick Butler (Hope Cancer Support Centre), John O’Reilly (Rathnure Panto Society), Fr Martin O’Brien (ISCC) and Liam Sharkey (Rathnure Panto Society).

Brendan Keane

Hurling legends Adrian Fenlon and Damien Fitzhenry relived the glory days of Wexford's all-Ireland victory in 1996 when they launched this year's summer production by Rathnure Pantomime Society.

The society will stage 'Dancing at the Checkout: The Musical', later this month and the two hurling stalwarts took great delight in recalling that success at the launch.

The society members have been busy preparing for the show which will resonate with people who fondly remember that fantastic all-Ireland success 23 years ago when the Liam McCarthy cup came back to the model county.

It's hard to believe that 23 years have passed since bonfires welcomed fans returning home to Wexford after the county's first all-Ireland win for 28 years.

A spokesperson for the panto society said: 'It's time to go back to the glorious year of 1996 when the Wexford senior men's hurling team last won the Liam McCarthy Cup.'

The show will be set the night before the big day and the staff in Pettitt's SuperValu are stocking the shelves to prepare for the influx of customers on the way to Croker.

However, with the staff about to strike, the manager moves to ease the tension by getting them all Ireland tickets.

Disaster strikes when bungling robbers attempt to rob the tickets with hilarious results. The show will have laughs, sadness and mayhem, and all set to the greatest hits of the 1970's and 1990's.

The show will run for six nights: June 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, and 28 at 7.45 p.m.

To book tickets contact the box-office on 087 0680564 or 087 6954112.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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