RTE’S Miriam To Interview GAA Legends Tonight In Fels Point

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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 recent launch of ‘Kerry Stars Lovely Legs Competition’ in aid of the Palliative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital were, from left: Denis Moran, Andrea O’Donoghue, Eoin Liston, Riona Kennedy and Ger Power. The event takes place on Saturday September 27. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

JUST in case any of you are at a loose end tonight (Saturday), there’s a fantastic event on in the Fels Point Hotel, where Miriam O’Callaghan and a host of stars of the sporting and media world will help raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Palliative Care unit in KGH.

Five Kerry GAA legends of the past and present are set to have their legs waxed in the event titled the ‘Kerry Stars Lovely Legs Competition’. It all kicks off (or throws in) at 8pm.

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RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan will be there to interview Kerry legends of the past, Sean Walsh, Bomber Liston, Ogie Moran, Ger Power, Jimmy Deenihan, recent Kerry players Noel Kennelly and Donal Daly, while one of the heroes of last Sunday, Marc O Se will no doubt recall the events of the past week.

Miriam’s ‘Prime Time’ colleague, reporter Katie Hannon (from Duagh), will also be on hand as will Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh.

The person behind the event is Andrea O’Donoghue, who recently lost her father Tony to cancer.  Tony O’Donoghue, was a trustee and stalwart of St Pat’s GAA club, so sport was very close to his heart.

After all the legs have been waxed there will be a sports memorabilia auction.

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 (also attending) 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 winning 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.

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