Semi final approaches for Cashel Celebrity Bainisteoir

Excitement is at fever pitch in Newtowncashel for the semi-finals of Celebrity Bainisteoir, which will take place on Wednesday September 19.

Excitement is at fever pitch in Newtowncashel for the semi-finals of Celebrity Bainisteoir, which will take place on Wednesday September 19.

Having drawn in the Longford Intermediate Championship semi-final against Carrickedmond at the weekend, the south Longford side will be hoping to go one better on the RTÉ series.

After their great win against Cork’s Ballinora in the quarter finals, Naomh Brid from Donegal are the next opponents in the quest to reach the final of the popular reality TV show.

Naomh Brid are certainly no walk-over. Under the guidance of Pippa O’Connor, the Donegal side clinically dispatched her husband Brian Ormond’s team in the last round.

After masterminding the defeat of WAG Jessica Lawlor’s team last time out, Cashel manager, Roz Purcell (pictured) will have to overcome another battle of the beauties to reach the final.

Adding extra flair to the series, the celebrities must battle it out with each other in a series of tasks to win home advantage. If Roz wins for Cashel, the match will take place in the Cashel grounds on the evening of Wednesday September 19 (under floodlights). If Pippa wins, the game will be held in the grounds of Sean MacCumhaills in Ballybofey.

The details of the winner will be published on the Longford Leader website but information is also available on the Newtowncashel GAA site.

There will be a Celebrity Bainisteoir Table Quiz in the Peer Inn on Friday night starting at 9.30pm. Rozanna Purcell will be host on the night to make sure all the players are on their best behaviour as the big game approaches. Tables of 4 are €40 and there will also be a raffle on the night. The organisers are promising a great night’s entertainment.