Miriam To Wax Lyrical With GAA Legends At Charity Night

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FIVE Kerry legends of the past and present are set to have their legs waxed all in aid of the Kerry Hospice Palliative Care unit in Kerry General Hospital.

The event called ‘Kerry Stars Lovely Legs Competition’ will take place on September 27, at Fels Point Hotel and kicks off at 8pm.

On the night RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan will be there to interview Kerry legends, Sean Walsh, Bomber Liston, Kieran Donaghy, Marc O’Se and Ogie Moran, while they get their legs waxed for this good cause.

The person behind the event is Andrea O’Donoghue, who recently lost her father Tony to cancer.

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“What the staff do in the Palliative Care unit goes above and beyond what you would think, they don’t get the recognition they should, but they don’t look for it either,” said Andrea.

“I’d often heard about the Palliative Care Unit, but it’s not until you go there and you see what they do, it’s amazing. They are like angels walking around on the Earth. You don’t realise until you go through it the incredible work they do, they make a person’s last days liveable,” said Andrea.

“It was no bother getting Miriam O’Callaghan and the players together, they were all very eager to do it,” said Andrea.

After all the legs have been waxed there will be a sports memorabilia auction. Andrea’s dad, Tony O’Donoghue, was a trustee and stalwart of St Pat’s GAA club, so sport was very close to his heart.

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One of the items at the auction will be a pair of jockey pants signed by some of the best jockeys in Ireland and Britain, including legendary names such as Ruby Walsh and A.P McCoy. The pants was donated by Tralee’s very own Bryan Cooper who had the A-list jockeys sign it at this year’s Galway races.

Other items include a signed Kerry jersey by this year’s team and signed jerseys of both finalists of this year’s All-Ireland Hurling final, Kilkenny and Tipperary. Tony, despite being born and bred in Kerry, was an avid Kilkenny hurling fan.

To round off a great night there will be a band followed by a DJ. Tickets cost €10.

For more information, check out the ‘Kerry Stars Lovely Legs Competition’ Facebook event page (Click Here)

At the launch of 'Kerry Stars Lovely Legs Competition' in aid of the Palative Care Unit in Tralee General Hospital were, from left: Denis Moran, Andrea O'Donoghue, Eoin Liston, Riona Kennedy and Ger Power. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

At the launch of ‘Kerry Stars Lovely Legs Competition’ in aid of the Kerry Hospice Palative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital were, from left: Denis ‘Ogie’ Moran, Andrea O’Donoghue, Eoin ‘Bomber’ Liston, Riona Kennedy and Ger Power. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

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