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St.Mary's Rasharkin Variety Night
5th August 2011
St.Mary's Rasharkin hosted a Variety Night on Friday past at The Factory in the Wild Duck. The crowd enjoyed a wide variety of entertainment from local favourites to established acts.

The Allen School of dancing opened the evening with an impressive display of Irish Dance. Next up was magic man Rod Hogg; he left the crowd flabbergasted with his magic tricks and games.

Three local couples were selected to compete in Rasharkin's version of the popular TV game show Mr & Mrs. After two quick fire rounds Brian and Claire O'Neill along with Paul and Laura Kearns finished runners up. The prestigious title of Mr & Mrs Champions went to winners Tom and Theresa Lynch. Terry Hasson done another brilliant job as compere and was accompanied by his glamorous assistant Louise Higgins.

Brendan "Bimbo" McMullan and Veronica O'Neill then revived the memories with their dance routine from Reeling Round Rasharkin.

The main event of the night was based on the renowned BBC 2 TV Quiz show The Weakest Link. Nine local geniuses were approached to take part in the performance in true Rasharkin style. Star of the show was our very own Joel Quinn played the part of Anne Robinson superbly. John "The Sheriff" McKiernan made the first walk of shame; he was followed by Joe Crawford who fell victim to tactical voting. Next off was Josie Hardy, Shauna Henry, Sharon "Where's Wally" Cairns, Barry "Wormy" McMullan and Donal Doherty to leave the final showdown between Noeleen McMullan and Conor Dunlop. The Sunnyside Kid Dunlop just doing enough to win in the end.

Blaine Quinn was next to take the spotlight to give us a rendition of the Tony Christie favourite "Show me the way to Amarillo" a song which he sang at the club's last event "Stars in their eyes" back in February. Blaine had a few local celebrities and politicians performing with him on stage.

Thanks go the organising committee Noel McGuckin, Kevin Higgins, Emma Hampson and Dana Stockman along with Terry Hasson, Louise Higgins and Joe Dalrymple for their help.