Wax on, wax off for Offaly sports stars

SPORTING stars around Offaly lost their hair for a good cause last Thursday night in Tullamore.

SPORTING stars around Offaly lost their hair for a good cause last Thursday night in Tullamore.

A sponsored wax brought tears to the toughest of eyes to the delight of the watching crowd in aid of Offaly Hospice. Footballers and hurlers who all underwent ‘the treatment’ at The Brewery Tap included Brian Carroll, Daniel Currams, Shane Dooley, Derek Molloy, Cathal Parlon, John Reynolds, James Rigney, Sean Ryan, Anton Sullivan, Paraic Sullivan and Shane Sullivan.

Meanwhile it was a battle of words for Offaly senior football manager Tom Cribbin and Offaly senior hurling manager Joe Dooley as they battled it out in the ‘Celebrity Spelling Bee’, with a bookie present taking bets.

Although the event ended in a draw, bets were honoured and everyone received a free shot at the bar.

Not to be outdone, ladies on the night were treated to complimentary treatments by The Retreat in Tullamore, with just a donation sought in return. Lucky winners of a Facebook competition held by The Retreat, Monica Cully and Ramona Treacy were treated to a beauty makeover. The head to toe transformation was sponsored by The Retreat, Deirdre’s Haircare and Clothes by Gladys.

The raffle saw many prize winners going home heavy handed, while MC for the night was ‘Ballinamere’s Finest’ and ‘Sunday Game’ pundit Michael Duignan.

Organisers June Kelly and Barbara Jennings would like to thank everyone for their generosity and attendance.