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Sports Roadshow returns

The CCR Sports Roadshow is returning to Claremorris on Friday, October 27th.  This boxing special will take place in Hanley’s Sports Bar, Claremorris, from 10.30pm.

Hosts Austin Garvin and Billy Fitzpatrick will be joined on the night by:

  • Joe Charles President of Claremorris Boxing Club and a multiple Connacht champion
  • Seán Horkan (Castlebar BC), former Irish champion and Team Manager of the most successful Irish team ever – at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Pat McDonagh, (Geesala) trainer of Ciara Ginty, world and junior Olympic Champion, and Ailbhe Carabine, a current European Champion
  • Stephen Connolly, Registrar of the IABA, who is travelling from Dublin to be with us
  • Several local musicians, who will be performing live.

As during the summer, the show will be broadcast live on Facebook and then aired on 94.6 FM the following Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Paddy Prendergast, star of ’51

Mayo legend Paddy Predergast with CCR’s Catherine Lavery.

It’s 66 years since Mayo won a Senior All-Ireland football title.  Mayo’s last triumph was over Meath on September 23rd, 1951.

The team of ’51 were a resilient and passionate group of committed players.  Paddy Prendergast and Padraig Carney are the only survivor members of that team.

CCR’s Catherine Lavery recently visited Paddy Prendergast at his home in Tralee, to reminise  about the Mayo football team of 1948 – 1951 and the highs and lows leading up to  the unforgettable finals of 1950 and ’51.

Tune in this Sunday, September 10th, at 6pm  to hear Paddy tell his story.