Grandad Chris cheering for star dancer Aoibhín

Grandad Chris cheering for star dancer Aoibhín


Chris Droney and his wife Margaret with grand-daughter and Dancing with the Stars contestant Aoibhín Garrihy.

Legendary concertina player Chris Droney visited the Dancing With The Star’s studio recently to cheer on grand-daughter Aoibhín Garrihy.

The 92-year-old and his wife Margaret made the trip from Bellharbour to Ardmore Studios in Bray last Sunday to watch the former Fair City Actress in action.

Aoibhín is hoping the rest of the Banner will get behind her as she remains in contention for the title.

Dancing With The Stars returns to RTÉ One on Sunday at 6.30pm.



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.