The Third Fashion Extravaganza was held in the Clayton Hotel last Thursday October 25th.
The evening began with Music by Suite Strings which created a lovely atmosphere in the bar prior to the show.
Executive Club Chairman, Tony Clarke opened the Fashion show by welcoming the audience and thanked everyone, in particular the organising committee for their tremendous work in staging the 3rd Claregalway GAA Fashion show. Tony also thanked the audience for their ongoing support for the many exciting developments that are underway in Claregalway GAA including the new training grounds in Knockdoemore.
Mandy Maher and her team of professional models from the Catwalk Modelling Agency showcased some fabulous fashion trends in fashion for the Autumn/ Winter collections from shops in and around Galway city and county including Anthony Ryans, Born Clothing, Standúns of Spiddal, Brown Thomas, Sugar Pink, Monet, Squisito, La Vida, E-Von Fashion and Reidys Menswear. The Catwalk models also showed fabulous hats by Cathriona King and eyewear from Richard Hughes Opticians.
Claregalway GAA’s own Senior Club lads modelled for Reidy Menswear, Galway Shopping Centre. Strutting their stuff were Stephen Cunniffe, Danny Cummins, Eoin Commins, John Paul O Connell, Michael Coyle, introduced by our own Roddy Grealish.
Many thanks to Michelle McDonagh and her team from the Beauty Rooms & thanks also to Mary & Liz and at Quiff Hair Studio who are based in Westside. They did a fabulous job in creating the hair and make up for the models on the evening.
Exhibitors included Aoife Sharkey Health & Well Being, Captain Tortue Ladies and Childrens Fashion and Cards & Candles by Zeda.
There were some fabulous prizes kindly sponsored on the evening on the evening with many Ladies going home as lucky recipients.
Anthony Ryans sponsored the best dressed lady which was won by Bernie Grealish, with a very generous prize of €250 euro to spend in Anthony Ryans as well as a beautiful bouquet of flowers designed by Abbey Florists of Claregalway. The ‘Born’ young best dressed Ladies prize went to Erica Griffin with a very genourous voucher sponsored by Born of Galway
MC for the evening was Galway Bay FM Sports Commentator, Sean Walsh who kept proceedings running on time while keeping the Audience entertained. Sean who was assisted at various times by Roddy Grealish really helped to make the fashion show a very enjoyable evening and night.
From the proceeds of the evening €1,000 was given to the Sunni Mae Trust, a cause that the Fashion Show committee have chosen to support this year.