Great craic as Bons 'Syncs It For Sudan'

The Material Girls team who were named the People's Choice winners at the Bon Secours Tralee 'Sync It For Sudan' fundraising event which took place at the Brandon Conference Centre in Tralee on Saturday night.
The Material Girls team who were named the People's Choice winners at the Bon Secours Tralee 'Sync It For Sudan' fundraising event which took place at the Brandon Conference Centre in Tralee on Saturday night.
Members of 'Bruno's Dirty Humps' one of the 10 acts who took part in the Bons Secours 'Sync It For Sudan' fundraiser at The Brandon Conference Centre.
The talented contenders who entertained the crowd at the 'Sync It For Sudan' fundraiser organised by the staff of the Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee
Mari O'Connor, Breda Finucane and Riaghnagh Flaherty at the 'Sync It For Sudan' fundraiser.
Annette Cronin, Sarah Jane Curtin and Aileen Peevers at the Bon Secours Tralee 'Sync It For Sudan' event at the Brandon Hotel.

Simon Brouder

The Brandon Conference Centre has seen its share of great acts down the years but it has rarely hosted a night as lively as last Saturday.

The craic was absolutely mighty in the venue on Saturday night as over 800 people packed the conference centre for the Bon Secours Tralee 'Sync It For Sudan' fundraiser.

The event saw 10 acts - all made up of staff from the hospital - taking to the stage to perform hilarious costumed routines as they lip-synced along to songs by various pop and rock stars.

Acts included a rock band entirely made up of consultants; a lively take on Thriller from a team of hospital managers; a hilarious Jedward routine and a highly entertaining take on Bucks Fizz.

All the acts have spent weeks preparing their routines with choreographer Mary Phillpott and all their hard work paid off in spades on Saturday.

The judging panel who had the unenviable task of picking the winners was comprised of Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae; Elma Walsh of the Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation and former Kerry GAA star Liam Hassett.

The judges picked duo 'The Girl Behind The Fringe' Karen Joy and Ailing O'Dwyer as winners while the 'Material Girls' team walked away with the people's choice prize.

Saturday's event was organised to raise money for a group of 30 Bon Secours staff who have volunteered to travel to Northern Sudan in late December to provide care and supplies to impoverished communities.

Kerryman

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