On Friday next March 23rd Bruff GAA will abandon the sliothar and footballs and take to the catwalk as the club holds a fundraising fashion show at 8pm in Bulgaden Castle. This event is the latest in a series of fundraisers the club have organised with more planned, for later in the year. All funds from the night’s event will go directly to the running cost of the club.

Commenting on the event, club chairman Ger Browne acknowledged “The finance committee are very conscious of how difficult it is to raise money in these challenging times. However we are blessed to have a very close knit community and the constant support of all parishioners is very much appreciated. The GAA club is the lifeblood of every community the length and breath of the country and our club is no different. With over 60 adult and 110 underage players the social contribution the club makes to the community is significant.”

As well as being an important fundraising event for the club, finance committee chairman Maurice Hehir points out that the fashion show is also a great way for the community to come together to enjoy a night out. Maurice is keen to note, that in formulating ideas for fundraising the finance committee are always looking at different options to raise much needed funds, with the emphasis on varying the type of fundraiser so that the club are not directly seeking the support of the same people every time an event is held. The focus is always on people, both young and old thoroughly enjoying themselves, with last years Cow Dung Fundraiser a prime example of a fun filled family day, an event the club will hold again later in the year.

The organising of the fashion show is all down to the efforts of the committee, and the ladies have arranged for a fantastic array of clothes to be modelled on the night. Fashion outlets from Adare, Charleville, Hospital, Tipperary town, and Limerick will be in attendance, ensuring that there will be clothes on view to suit all styles. Children’s clothes will also be modelled on the night. Tickets cost €10 and are currently available from all local businesses and will also be available at the door on the night, although it is advisable to buy beforehand as tickets are selling fast.

Traditional music will provided on the evening by local up and coming musicians Deise Ceol and with a door prize, a raffle and prize for best dressed lady a great nights entertainment is guaranteed.