Blackrock Effin go to battle in LipSync Fundraiser!

What is LipSync Battles? LipSync Battles is a fun and entertaining show. Twelve teams with members from Effin and beyond will battle against one another to become Effin LipSync legends! For the teams pride, bragging rights, and showing the world they have LipSync swag are at stake. Each team will take to the stage and perform to a chosen track. They will dance, swagger and swirl in themed costumes. They only thing they don’t have to do (thankfully perhaps!) is sing – instead they lip sync!
The event is a fundraiser for Effin GAA and Blackrock Effin Camogie Clubs. The clubs are cornerstones in Effin, Kilfinane and Ardpatrick Communities.
Effin GAA Pitch has seen extensive development over the last number of years. In recent years the club added a gym and also an indoor astro turf complex wth an indoor ball wall. This year saw the addition of a 580 metre tarmac walking track around the pitch which is lit until 10.30pm every night and this has proven very popular with walkers, young and not so young. Over €200,000 has been invested to date. Such is the popularity of the GAA hall that planning permission has been secured for an extension. The extension will include a viewing area, toilets, changing rooms and a hurling alley. The GAA Hall is used not just by the local Community but also used by groups from a large catchment area of Kilfinane, Bulgaden, Ballyagran, Martinstown, Elton and Ardpatrick. The Club have also recently planted a tree and are installing a bench for Suicide Awareness. The newest addition is outdoor Gym equipment which is being installed this week.
Effin has a rich GAA history and were honoured to have local man Nickie Quaid represent the parish on the Limerick Senior All Ireland team who were victorious in the 2018 All Ireland Hurling final. This long awaited victory was a massive boost to Limerick but it also brought renewed interest for kids in hurling. Nickie has been a huge contributer to the Community. He has visited the local school with his team mates and the Liam McCarthy Cup. He has always been available to sign a jersey, sliotar or hurley for a young fan and has never refused a photo request. It is hoped to hold future hurling camps with Nickie involved. He is a great example to children and we are lucky to have him in the community. Nickie is trading in his hurley for a microphone and is taking to the stage on the night!
Effin is confident of the future of their GAA andCamogie teams and their continued particiation in County teams with two local lads, Fergal O’Connor and Patrick O’Donovan on the Limerick Minor Team. Tommy Quaid is also a selector on this team.
Another massive highlight this year was the Blackrock Effin Camogie Club winning the Junior B Limerick County final for the first time in the Club’s history in October. This team was pretty unique in being able to boast a Mother (Noreen Bluett), Daughter (Roisin O’Riordan) and Niece (Ursula Bluett) all on the one team!
The night itself, on 23rd November in Charleville Park Hotel, promises to be a great night out! Great entertainment is guaranteed with lots of laughs, great music and it is guaranteed (after the many hours of rehearsal) that the teams will impress. There will be a raffle for super prizes included on the event programme and a great lucky dip! A super judging panel includes Corina Gough, Tom O’Halloran and Cian Lynch. The night will wrap up with dancing until late.
Tickets (€20) are limited and are on sale in advance from Davy’s Bar and The Idle Hour Bar (Effin), The Tea Cosy (Ardpatrick), Harry Murphy’s and Centra (Kilfinane), The Coffee Bean. Mullins Pharmacy & Nuala Cagney Dental Practice (Charleville), Effin GAA and Blackrock Effin Camogie Club Committee members and from any of the LipSync Teams.
Follow the lead-up to the event on Facebook (Lip Sync Battles Effin) and on Instagram (#effinlipsync)