Friday 19 July 2019

Brother and sister win €1,500 in first Ross's Got Talent show

Sarah Caulfield, New Ross; Shauna Redmond, Courtnacuddy and Mag Murphy, New Ross
Sarah Caulfield, New Ross; Shauna Redmond, Courtnacuddy and Mag Murphy, New Ross
Cormac and Aoibhinn Cooper, Cloughbawn; Emma Coleman, Tinnacarrig and Danielle Griffin, Glenmore

David Looby

The finale of the New Ross's Got Talent competition saw brother and sister act Jack and Jenny Ryan (who go by J&J), win the €1,500 prize.

A crowd of around 100 people gathered in St Michael's Theatre to watch the 13 finalist acts compete in the inaugural talent competition.

J&J are from Tinnecarrig, Newbawn, and they blew away judges Edward Hayden, Sinead Furlong and Katie Webster with their performance.

A New Ross's Got Talent committee spokesperson said: 'It went very well. The audience really appreciated the talent. It was our first time doing it and the team are already working on next year's competition.'

The event was co-hosted by the talented duo Keith and Ashley Flanagan, both being no strangers to the stage having starred in St Michael's Theatre Musical Society's production of Legally Blonde. They are back to perform in Nine to Five, the group's latest production.

All 13 acts performed everything from sean nós dancing and tin whistle playing, to storytelling and songs. Cormac Cooper sang an original song which delighted the crowd, as did all of the performers who came from across the county to compete in New Ross.

Keith and Ashley entertained the crowd while the judges were picking the winners and there were great cheers when J&J were announced the inaugural New Ross's Got Talent champions.

The night concluded with a duet by Keith and Ashley of Endless Love.

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