Tomorrow is going to be a very busy day for Claremorris Community Radio. Saturday, May 5th, is Mayo Day and, to mark the occasion, a group of our members will be in attendance at the flagship event, Made of Mayo in Ballinrobe Racecourse.
The outside broadcast will commence at 12 noon and will run right through until 4pm. Catherine Lavery, Anthony McNicholas, Ann Urich, Ed Coulson and Eleanor Prendergast will be on the ground at the event, interviewing stall holders and anyone else of interest.
At 6pm, Michael McLoughlin will host a three-hour special live music show, from our studio one. Michael will be joined by Pat and Anthony Staunton, Paul Greenan, Branco O’Keeffe and many other local musicians. The show will be broadcast from 6pm right through to 9pm.
Later that night, the first Sports Roadshow of 2018 will take place in the Claremorris GAA Clubhouse.
This weekend the Claremorris GAA Club are honouring the county championship teams of 1964-65. At 6pm Claremorris will play Salthill-Knocknacarra for the Seán McManamon Cup. Then, at 9pm, the county championship winning teams will be presented with special trophies to mark their achievements. This presentation will be covered live, on our Facebook page, by the station.
It will also be recorded for transmission – which will take place on the following day, at 5pm.
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.
Our Sports Roadshow crew are on the road again for our pre-match outside broadcast. Join us this Friday night in Ronan’s of Bekan, where our hosts Austin Garvin and Billy Fitzpatrick will lead a host of GAA legends, as they look forward to Sunday’s All-Ireland football final.
Our panel includes well-known GAA personalities John Prenty (Connacht GAA Council Secretary), Frank Browne (manager of the Mayo senior ladies team), as well as former Mayo stars Trevor Mortimer and Mark Ronaldson.
Music on the night will be provided by Kevin Prendergast and John Kelly with several other guest musicians.
The event will take place on Friday, September 15th, from 10.30pm. It will be broadcast on “Facebook live” that night and will be aired on the station itself the following evening (Saturday 16th) at 6pm.
Hope to see you there for some ceol, craic agus caint!
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