Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
To celebrate I have a great giveaway for you: 2 tickets to Kieran Quinn’s upcoming Theme Night at Knocknarea Arena at IT Sligo on Friday, 24th March.
I’m regularly contacted by individuals and businesses to share content online – vast and varied – much of which doesn’t necessarily fit the modaFix brand: style, design and lifestyle. I must say that I have a lot of respect for the people who are aware of this and don’t make demands – like in this instance: there was no pressure to share.
I’ve attended and loved many of Kieran Quinn’s Theme Nights from his most recent sell-out gig at Hawk’s Well theatre, to Velvet Rooms as part of Sligo Live (fantastic!) and of course the jammed packed SOURCE days, where it all began.
This night is in fact a fundraiser for Sligo GAA, or Sligo’s senior team to be more specific. Does this fit my modaFix brand? Let’s weigh that up. I am an advocate of promoting the talent of Sligo and long before rugby crept into our household, GAA was a cornerstone of our childhood and home. Each of my four brothers played Gaelic and Hurling, but my sister Laoise was the best GAA player of them all. She played with the St. Mary’s boys’ teams growing up until she joined the Sligo senior ladies’ team. I tried my hand at a bit of the peil gaelach myself at St.Mary’s summer camps and family fun days – until it wasn’t much fun when I tried to defend my neighbour who was fast approaching with the ball and I ended up flattened with a black eye! That was the end of it for me. I swapped the O’Neill’s shorts for the sideline.
My Dad lived in St. Mary’s growing up, he’s now President. Mention GAA and you won’t be stuck for conversation. If someone new comes into our home, be it a college friend of my brothers or a work colleague, they’ll be quizzed with this icebreaker: “Do you play a bit of Gaelic?” Mum is the funniest supporter to watch and listen to. She gets so wound up and jumps out of her seat: “Don’t lose it!” “They’re finished now.” You kinda have to be there. We sometimes record her secretly in the house.
My brother Brían is the most committed to the game. He is incredibly disciplined and dedicated. He’ll never miss a training session or a match and he won’t eat junk. I wish I had his willpower. It is people like him around the country that keep the game alive. Your brothers and sons may never be the Eamonn O’Hara or the Mark Breheny of the team, but there would be no team or game without them. Their efforts and commitment to the sport must be commended. It is these young males that need our support and encouragement.
So, for all the above reasons I am delighted to help promote Kieran Quinn’s Sligo GAA Theme Night and run this giveaway.
1. Like this poster on my Facebook page.
2. Mention a friend you would like to bring.
3. Feel free to share the love.
Best of luck!
For full details of the Theme Night click here.
Thanks for reading,