An incredible 1,500 people packed out the Hotel Kilmore on Easter Sunday night to see Lisa Mooney and Daniel O’Reilly crowned the winners of Strictly Come Dancing at the Movies hosted by Mullahoran GFC.
See their winning performance here (also scroll down for more videos).
The popular winners claimed the top spot after a dance off with Eimear McGovern and Padraig Sheridan (second); Breege Geoghegan and Tadgh McGahern (third) and Miranda McIntyre and Donal Brady and Ciara Tiernan and Gerard Clerkin who were also placed in the top five once the judges’ votes and audience votes were combined.
In all, 18 couples took to the stage and busted out the moves in the massive fundraiser for the football club after six weeks of rehearsals under the choreography team of Take 2 Productions.
The judging panel of Sheila Reilly, editor of the Longford Leader; Luke Reilly, local drama enthusiast and Eimear O’Reilly, musician, had their work cut out for them with the exceptionally high standard of dancing.
Before the winners were announced, the chairman of the organising committee Cllr Philip Brady thanked all the dancers, sponsors, judges, committee, backstage team, the hotel and the electric audience.
For a double page spread of pictures from the event, see tomorrow's Celt.
Donal and Miranda
Gerry and Ciara
James and Vanessa
Helen and Derek
1st: Lisa Mooney & Daniel O’Reilly
2nd: Eimear McGovern & Padraig Sheridan
3rd: Breege Geoghegan & Tadgh McGahern
Joint 4th: Miranda McIntyre & Donal Brady & Ciara Tiernan & Gerard Clerkin
The other dancers
Tanya Dobson & John Pat Martin
Niamh O’Reilly & Noel Ellis
Vanessa Brady & James Brady
Denise Keogan & Seamus 'The Cog’ Galligan
Michelle Beard & David 'Dinny’ Sheils
Helen Monaghan & Derek McGahern
Josie Creegan Crawford & Jimmy Galligan
Linda O’Reilly & Tony Tierney
Carmel Sheridan & Matty Gaffney (award for most improved couple)
Monica Sheridan & Micky Lee
Louise Battrim & Craig Lanauze
Yvonne O’Reilly & Vinny Nally (award for most glamorous couple)
Aishling Brady & Niall King
Lynch’s Gala, Killydoon
Micsin’s Bar, Kilcogy
Sheridan’s Bar, Kilcogy
John Brady Insurance
Fergal Brennan, New York
The Tierney family, New York
Imperial Bar, Cavan