Gaelscoileanna raise funds towards new €140k astro-pitch

By Maurice Garvey

A PACKED house of up to 500 people enjoyed a great night out for a lip sync battle between rival gaelscoileanna factions in Clondalkin.

Gaelscoil Chluain Dolcáin and Gaelscoil Na Camóige went head to head in a Lip Sync battle recently at the Green Isle Hotel.

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All contestants at the Lip Sync fundraiser in the Green Isle Hotel

The event was a collaborative effort by the gaelscoileanna to help raise funds for a new astro turf pitch on the new campus Lán Ghaelach Chluain Dolcáin, the building of which is to commence in late 2018.

Organisers praised the great work carried out by the parents committees of both schools to create a “fantastic night”.

Compere Alan Shortt entertained the crowd, who saw 13 acts, which included groups from both schools, a teachers groups from each school and one inter school group.

Judges Seán Daly (Operation Transformation), Curtis Walsh (singer/song writer) and local councillors Breeda Bonner and Kenneth Egan, had a tough job on their hands in determining the winning act.

After much deliberation, Seáns and Roses Múinteoirí from Gaelscoil Chluain Dolcáin were crowned champions.

Organisers say a new astro pitch will be a great asset for students, school teams and the wider community.

The total cost of the astro-pitch is estimated to be between €100,000 to €140,000.

Residents can make donations at a GoFundMe page www.gofundme.com/gcsdastro.

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