‘Sweet Caroline’ lit up the Fossa GAA 50th Anniversary Social in the Dromhall Hotel on Saturday night when 300 guests were treated to a surprise performance of the classic number by over half a dozen club crooners.
Directly after the awards ceremony, the band ‘Truly Diverse’ struck up the catchy hit music, and Gene Moriarty popped up from his seat with a mic. He was soon followed by singers James O’Shea, Tadhg Kelly, Betty Walsh and Frances Healy, all ‘planted’ around the tables and on the ready for their turn at jazzing up the evening.
Saoirse Bennett and Amy Moriarty teamed up for a duet while Paudie Clifford took over for the final verse. Siobhan Kissane was the band leader.
Christmas excess rightly gets a right basting for all the commercialism and over-spending but the other side of the shiny coin is that it brings out the best in us in terms of donating to good causes.
And, for all our shortcomings as a nation, the people of Ireland can’t be faulted when it comes to giving to those in need.
Take for instance the annual Charity Raffle held in December by the Liebherr Sports and Social Club. The raffle was hugely supported by Liebherr employees, who raised a total of €4,100 for Pieta House.