Talent astounds at Ballincollig heat of Over 60’s competition

Dick Beamish, front centre, winner of the 40th Ballincollig heat of the Over-60s talent competition, pictured with fellow contestants, hosts, sponsor and guests. Picture are, front left to right: Julie Murphy CEO; George Callas, who sang Where Is The Man; Jimmy Healy (second) who sang If You Were Mine, Mary; Mary Hosgrove (third), who sang If I Were A Blackbird; Michael Kiely, who sang A Winter’s Tale, and Cl’ona N’ Riain, conductor. Back left to right: Nora Hennessy, joint vice-chairperson; Chris Kavanagh, who sang The Boys From The County Armagh; Rufina Stephenson, who sang Moon River; John Healy, who sang The Dying Rebel, Denis O’Flaherty, who sang Some Enchanted Evening; Catherine Greene, Ballincollig Credit Union (sponsor); Cllr Derry Canty, Derry Lane, who sang Arthur McBride; Caitl’n Lynch, who sang Cruacha Glas Na hƒireann; Mary Collins, joint vice-chairperson, and Norma Gayer, interim chairperson. ballincollig over 60s_9318