VIDEO/PHOTOS: St Brendan’s ‘Strictly’ Goes To A Dance-Off In Ballyroe

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Dancers participating in the opening dance of the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Maurice McElligott and Mary Fitzgerald participating in the opening dance of the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

IT was too close to call in Ballyroe last night for the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event.

There were dancers from Ardfert, Crotta, Kilmoyley, Fenit, Cork and the general catchment area, taking part and a sellout crowd watched an amazing night’s entertainment in the hotel venue, expertly MC’d by Murt Murphy.

Well known sportsman, Stephen Wallace, Radio Kerry/TraleeToday.ie hurling reporter, Mike O’Halloran, beauty expert Mary O’Donnell and Radio Kerry’s Tim Moynihan were the judges, who couldn’t decide on a winner between Stephanie Lyne/Kevin Orpen and Joanna O’Driscoll/Chris Sheehan.

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So it went to a dance off and eventually, Stephanie and Kevin were declared the winners. In the public vote the silky moves of Maurice McElligott and Mary Fitzgerald impressed the most. A fantastic night then with the club benefitting from the proceeds.

The couples taking part (and their sponsors) were:

Joanne O’Driscoll & Chris Sheehan – Gruaig.
Joanne Coffey & Donal Flaherty – Fexco.
Fionan MacKessy & Laura Lenihan – Curby’s.
Sheila Kelly & Liam O’Sullivan – Lane Bros Homestore.
Siobhan McCrohan & Danny Neenan – Keltic Heating.
Geraldine Parker & David Wallace – The Abbey Tavern.
Tim Hannafin & Carol Dineen – St. Brendan’s Hurling Club.
Kieran Fitzgerald & Linda O’Sullivan – Ardfert Potatoes.
Livia Fitzgibbon & Daniel Finnegan – Orpen Roofing & Carpentry.
Mary Fitzgerald & Maurice McElligott – Always Hygiene\Mac’s Bar.
Ruth Wallace & Eoghan Courtney – Atlantic Oils.
Stephanie Lyne & Kevin Orpen – Childsplay Creche.

Scroll down for a video of part of the opening dance plus loads of photos below (we’ll have many more tomorrow)

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Chloe and Tracy Sheehan and Rebecca Moynihan at the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Chloe and Tracy Sheehan and Rebecca Moynihan at the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dancers participating in the opening dance of the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dancers participating in the opening dance of the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Kirsty Hill, Mags Sweeney and Sabrina O'Brien at the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kirsty Hill, Mags Sweeney and Sabrina O’Brien at the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Katie O'Riordan and Csille Vrmossy at the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Katie O’Riordan and Csille Vrmossy at the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Dancers participating in the opening dance of the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dancers participating in the opening dance of the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Amy Fitzgerald, Kathleen, James and Joanne Finnegan at the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Amy Fitzgerald, Kathleen, James and Joanne Finnegan at the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Kayla, Shannon and Debra Sheehan holding River Guldduff at the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kayla, Shannon and Debra Sheehan holding River Guldduff at the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Marley, Robie and Robert Lyne at the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Marley, Robie and Robert Lyne at the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Dancers participating in the opening dance of the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dancers participating in the opening dance of the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Thomas and Helen Kearney with, at back, Helen Lyne at the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Thomas and Helen Kearney with, at back, Helen Lyne at the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Joanne Malik, Grace Egan and Catherine Whelan at the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Joanne Malik, Grace Egan and Catherine Whelan at the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Maria Shanahan, Fiona Costello and Denise Cronin at the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Maria Shanahan, Fiona Costello and Denise Cronin at the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Dancers participating in the opening dance of the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dancers participating in the opening dance of the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rebecca O'Connor and Orla O'Reilly at the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rebecca O’Connor and Orla O’Reilly at the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Eilish Kelly, Una Glazier-Farmer and Mary Louise O'Connor at the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Eilish Kelly, Una Glazier-Farmer and Mary Louise O’Connor at the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pat and Anne Marie O'Connor and Orla Hussey at the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pat and Anne Marie O’Connor and Orla Hussey at the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Fiona Sheehan, Rachel Neenan and Jo Neenan at the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fiona Sheehan, Rachel Neenan and Jo Neenan at the St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Loads more photos to come tomorrow!

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