Ballyea song to be launched tonight in Ennis

Ballyea song to be launched tonight in Ennis

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A song written in honour of All-Ireland club finalists will be launched in Ennis tonight.

The ‘Ballyea Anthem’ was written by Kevin Keane and recorded earlier this week at Gleeson’s Bar in the Turnpike where the launch will also be held.

All proceeds from the sale of CD’s will go to Ballyea Hurling Club.

Michael Gleeson said: “The Ballyea Anthem sung is to the air of The Rising of the Moon. The song performed by Seán Conway of Shaskeen and Tommy Kelleher.

The musicians were Michael Butler, Tony Cullinan and Paddy Commane and the song was recorded by T.R. Ryan, Michael Gleeson and Ger Sweeney who all donated time and music free of charge.

The CD will be sale for €5.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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