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TV legend Ann Doyle launches Wexford GAA race meet…

Journalist, presenter, former newsreader and Wexfordian Ann Doyle jokingly accused Wexford GAA of wasting no time putting her to work for her County, hot on the heels of her inauguration as an ‘Ambassador for Wexford,’ joining the likes of X-Factors Dermot O’Leary and Irish Rugby’s Gordon D’arcy.

Ann was a guest of the Wexford GAA Supporters Club in the Talbot hotel on Saturday morning to launch their forthcoming fundraising Race Meet at Wexford Race Course on Friday 6th July. Tickets are just €50 and are available from the county board and from members supporters club committee .The price includes entry to the course and to the VIP Marquee.  Your ticket includes delicious food by well known Wexford chef Phelim Byrne, top class musical entertainment and of course our Best Dressed Lady compeition, to be judged by Ann Doyle.

All in all, a great day’s entertainment for a great cause – the development of Wexford GAA – your support will be directly helping our hurlers, footballers and camogie players at all levels as they strive for success!

Chairman of the Supporters Club Arthur Quinn thanked all those who attended the launch including members of County Board, County Secretary Margaret Doyle, Sponsors, Wexford players male and female, Michael Murphy Manager of Wexford Race Course, U/21 Manager Tony Dempsey and all the members of his own Committee but particularly he said – Ann Doyle who had no hesitation when asked to do something for Wexford GAA, not alone agreeing to attend the Launch but also offering herself as a Judge for the Best Dressed Ladies Event.

Jim Mernagh Chairman of the Fundraising Committee thanked the Talbot Hotel, Pat Farrell and Supporters Club Secretary Mary Kennedy and the Committee for all their work.He said that it was vitally important to keep supporting all our teams who were doing well at the moment and it was imperative for all present to get out there and really sell this event and ensure its a day to remember.

In an interview with Liam Spratt for South East Radio Ms. Doyle said that she had,

‘ always felt that the GAA and the races were synonymous and she was anticipating a most enjoyable evening and felt sure that the Wexford women would turn out in great style for it.’

Best dressed competition:
Supporters Club PRO Maria Nolan said that Ann had always been an icon of fashion for Irish women and the Committee were delighted and most appreciative of her commitment to Wexford GAA. Maria said that Best Dressed Lady promised to be a prestigious event with some great prizes, there is a full day voucher for Monart Destination Spa valued at €260, along with a Pamper Hamper of Beauty Products from McCauley Chemists, a one hour massage from Padraig Doyle of Rice Treatment, Enniscorthy, a piece of new GAA Jewellery from Hynes Jewellers, Wexford and a Beauty Treatment from Ballycoursey Spa, Enniscorthy and she said they were still added further prizes and would be delighted to hear from other sponors!
So put it in your Diary folks –Wexford Race Course the place to be on the 6th July!

Nothing beats being there!

Maria Nolan
PRO Wexford Supporters Club.