Carnmore legends past and present to take part in AstroNomic Lip-sync challenge to fund new astro facility

Performers Paul Noone, Pete Brady, Declan Madden, and Declan O’Brien at the launch of Astro-Nomic 2019 - the Carnmore LipSync Challenge. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Performers Paul Noone, Pete Brady, Declan Madden, and Declan O’Brien at the launch of Astro-Nomic 2019 - the Carnmore LipSync Challenge. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Dozens of Carnmore hurling and camogie stars from the past and the present will be hoping to lip-sync their way to glory in the Astro-Nomic Carnmore Challenge next week.

The fundraising event will defray the costs of the club’s fantastic new €200,000 astro pitch facility at the Carnmore GAA grounds in the heart of the community.

The aptly-named Astro-Organisers Annette Hanley, Rita McHugh, Theresa Commins and Hazel Collins at the launch of Astro-Nomic 2019 - the Carnmore LipSync Challenge. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy Nomic Carnmore LipSync Challenge will take place in the Clayton Hotel on Saturday November 2, when a crowd in excess of 700 will watch the various acts go through their paces on what will be a fun-filled night.

The groups and solo acts will comprise many past and present club players, ranging from veterans to U-16 players. All of the acts have been choreographed by well-known Galway musical theatre impresario Annette Hanley, Rita McHugh, Theresa Cummins and Hazel Collins at the launch of Astro-Nomic 2019 - the Carnmore LipSync Challenge. Caroline Cawley.

The acts are: Declan Walsh; Muiris Quinn; Hannah Walsh, Alannah Griffin, Shauna Brennan and Kate Slevin; Bridie Walsh, Rita O’Leary, Mark Casey and Colm Griffin; Declan Madden, Peter Brady, Micheal Grealish, Paul Noone, Colin Barry, Neil Purcell, Barry Carberry, Darragh Moran, Kevin Keane and Declan O’Brien; Conor Flaherty, Enda Collins and Sean Killilea; Malachy Noone; Galway footballer Danny Cummins, Ronan Morgan, Trevor Casserly and Jason Byrne; Harry O’Gorman and Marc Slevin; Greg Conneely, Philip Murphy, and Paul Casserly; Trisha Grealish, Andrea Fox, and Mary Lardner; Val Coleman, Niamh Heffernan, Aisling Killilea and Laoise Byrne; Aoife O’Callaghan; and Shane Hynes, Darragh Leonard, Damien Foy, and Conor Glynn.

The Carnmore Hurling Club and Carnmore Camogie Club are both appealing to all parents whose children use the club facilities to support this event as it is a further investment in the community facilities that will enable their children to continue playing sport at all times of the year in a safe and clean environment.

At present, both clubs prepare and train more than 30 teams at all levels, and this new pitch is a further investment in the development of their spacious grounds.

The 3G pitch which measures 64mX34m with underlaid shockpad was constructed by Emerald Pitches, Kesel Construction and JPK Fencing, during the summer months. It comes with powerful floodlighting supplied by Electric Skyline.

The astropitch facility will enable many of the clubs’ teams to train through the winter months, as well as providing a much-needed community facility.

The club have ambitious long term plans for further investment in the facilities to provide safe, comfortable and top quality facilitities for all their members.

Already the state of the art pitch is in demand from other local clubs and groups — and is available for rental by the hour. You can support the event by buying tickets or sponsoring any of the 15 acts. You can also buy votes for your favourite act and win prizes on the night.

Tickets at €25 each for the Astronomic LipSync Challenge are selling fast, but there are still some available from www.carnmoregaa.net; from Glynn’s Centra; Mace, Carnmore; and Hughes SuperValu Claregalway.

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