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Naomh Mairtin CPG hosted their OsKaRs event in association with Kevin Rowe Events, last Saturday night, the 4th November in the splendid Fairways Hotel Blackrock Suite and what an occasion it was.

7 movies were premiered after months of rehearsals, group fundraising events, and individual fundraising efforts. The preparation that went into the rehearsals was evident for all to see as the movies absolutely blew the crowd away.

The night was hosted by Joe Rooney (Fr Damo of Fr.Ted Fame) with judges Aisling O’Neill (Carol from Fair City), Al Foran (Blackstone Motors Ambassador and comedian) and local drama expert Ogie Harmon.

The movies that were premiered on the night were

  1. Derry Girls
  2. Michael Collins
  3. My Left Foot
  4. Saving Private Ryan
  5. The Snapper
  6. Shutter Island
  7. Fatal Attraction

Each movie was shown and all in attendance were absolutely glued to their seats until it came to the interval, when the crowd got their chance to vote for their best movie. All other awards were chosen on the night by our judges.

The winners on the night were

  1. Best Movie: My Left Foot
  2. Best Production: Saving Private Ryan
  3. Best Location: Michael Collins (Round Tower Monasterboice)
  4. Best adaptation of a classic: Michael Collins
  5. Best Scene: Fatal Attraction (Bath scene)
  6. Highest Grossing Movie: Derry Girls
  7. Special Recognition: Gerard Briscoe (My Left Foot)
  8. Best Actress: Orla Devine (Derry Girls)
  9. Best Supporting Actress: Rose Sullivan (My Left Foot) and Orla Campbell (The Snapper)
  10. Best Actor: Gareth Lambe (Shutter Island)
  11. Best Supporting Actor: Joe Curran (The Snapper)

Huge thank you to our anchor sponsors Kilsaran, Blackstone Motors and Praxis Care. Also to our over 100 sponsors who were all listed in our commemorative programme that was available on the night and is attached below.

Thank you to our organising committee spearheaded by Paul McDonnell and Fra McCullough and to Grania McCullough, Mark Byrne and Lyndsey Smyth for all their efforts over the last few months. To Shane Murphy who took photo on the night, your efforts are greatly appreciated.

This wonderful night highlighted to us again how wonderful a club and community we belong to.