THE Tullamore Court Hotel will be packed to the rafters this Sunday night as the 18 couples who have spent the last few weeks furiously training for Strictly Come Dancing finally take to the stage.
This eagerly anticipated fundraising event has been the talk of the town in recent weeks and the Offaly Express has it on good authority that competition will be fierce when the couples finally come to strut their stuff this Sunday night.
Included among the field are a number of sportsmen and sportswomen along with various politicians and all of these contestants’ natural instinct will be to come out on top of the poll.
Each intrepid pairing have put in hours and hours of preparation and by all accounts have had overcome a colourful selection of bruises, bunions and blisters in their efforts to claim the title.
Details of the dances being performed are being guarded closer than any state secret however it is expected that the full spectrum ofdances will be covered on the night.
Tickets for the event have not surprisngly been selling like hot cakes and an extra seating area will be provided with big screens for the extra crowds expected on the night.
There will also be a standing only area for those who arrive late and cannot get a seat in the ballroom.
The message is to arrive early to get good seats, as tickets are all for unreserved areas and seating is not guaranteed. Doors will open at 7pm.
The last few tickets are on sale from the Court Hotel 057 934 6666. Proceeds in aid of Tullamore Camogie & GAA clubs and will benefit Mental Health Ireland, Tullamore Branch.
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