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Sky Blues hit the catwalk

DUBLIN'S Brad Pitt collection are getting ready to put on the aftershave.

Dublin footballers Bernard Brogan and Paul Flynn are among the top attractions at the forthcoming big Dublin ladies football fashion gig.

They will be joined on the catwalk by two of Dublin's top hurlers, the Ballyboden St Enda's duo of David Curtin and Shane Durkin.

The gala fashion show takes place at the Wright Venue, Swords, on Saturday, October 27.

"The proceeds will go towards ensuring our inter-county players of today and the future get access to the best coaching, equipment, structures and practices so that they can compete and enjoy playing at the highest level," explains Dublin chairperson, Maureen King.

The Dublin lady footballers will also be taking part in the event. The county's U14, U16, minors and senior teams will be represented.

The occasion will be hosted by the former Jackie, RTé's Joanne Cantwell, now one of the country's leading broadcasters.

Catherine Condell is putting the spectacle together. She is one of Ireland's most sought-after stylists.

"It is going to be a great night," says Paul Flynn, a 2011 Dublin All-Ireland winner and All-Star.


"To be honest, I'm more used to being on the pitch than on stage, but, at the same time, I'm looking forward to it.

"Hopefully, there will be a huge crowd there, and the main thing is that all the proceeds are going into Dublin ladies football."

Those that attend could also find themselves in the spotlight. The audience will be secretly scanned to select the best-dressed person.

Also present will be RTé's Sonya Lennon, who will lead the team of guest judges into picking 'Ireland's next top model'.

It sounds like a lot of fun. And the players will be strutting their stuff in sports wear and party wear.

The leading brands include Elvery's, O'Neill's, Debenhams, Penny's, Cari's Closet, Louise Copeland and Peter Mark.

The show will feature all the latest looks for the season, and the Condell Collection is sure to give the likes of Paul Costelloe and John Rocha a run for their money.

"It's the biggest fund-raiser we have ever had," announces Maureen. "So many people have worked hard putting it all together.

"It's sure to be a very successful night. We are asking all the Dubs to come along and support the girls. And it would convince people that there is more to Dublin Ladies GAA than what you see on the pitch."

p Tickets cost €20 (€15 for under-18s). Ring the ticket office on 086-0285539 or log onto www.dublinladiesgaelic.ie