Monday, July 18, 2011

Cannonball Gala Ball

Having a Ball: 1. Wesley Quirke & Rosanna Davison; 2. Helen O’Dwyer; 3. Diane, Christine & Orla Dennehy. (Pix. Brian McEvoy)

It was certainly a racy set that gathered at the Burlington Hotel for the inaugural Cannonball Gala Ball. The event, in aid of Barretstown, was the official launch of Cannonball 2011, the road race that has become a firm fixture on the social calendar.

The much anticipated gala didn’t disappoint as fabulous MC Elaine Crowley from TV3 brought guests through a whirlwind adventure with an escaped convict landing into the middle of the dance floor in a Rolls Royce Phantom, a lady of disrepute, some feathers and plumes, a brush with the law, sultry songstress Patricia Roe, a Sexy Sax and all of the trademark Cannonball antics!

Guests included Rosanna Davison and Wes Quirke, Celia Holman Lee with her husband Gerry Lee, models Hazel O’Sullivan and Brian Fallon, Tiffaney Stanley and her partner Kevin McGinley, Elaine Butler Doolin with her husband Nigel, Berni and Lorenzo Cafolla, rally driver Rosemary Smith and Daryl and Chris Kavanagh of Mantra.

Cannonball in aid of Barretstown will roll on September 9th 2011 with the thunderous roar of 150 super cars and over 100,000 spectators lining the streets around Ireland in awe of this most spectacular event. Over the last couple of years the Cannonball, supported by Stobart Ireland, has successfully raised over €250,000 for Barretstown to help rebuild the lives of children affected by childhood cancer.