King Of Clubs

 

The Palace hotel in Manchester erupted when St Kent’s Irish social Club in Fallowfield Manchester, won its fourth & fifth national Club Mirror Award on Wednesday 10th November, Irish club & Charity club of the year (512,000 raised for charity since 2002& £55,800 in so far this year).

Last year it swept the board by winning the Community club of the year and in 2008 ‘King of Clubs’ and ‘Manager of the Year’. This year it created its own unique piece of history by being one of the first clubs in the Country to win yet another national award. The event was held in the prestigious Palace Hotel in Manchester and presented by TV Steve Rider – host and sports presenter extraordinaire! and Phoenix Night’s Ted Robbins, Club Mirror has over 15,000 members throughout the UK and this is the seventeenth year that they have staged these National Awards for its Club-land members.

The Five hundred capacity venue which is one of Manchester’s top entertainment and family orientated centres,

Kevin Fitzpatrick the Fermanagh born manager of the club said “This is very special award because it rewards the work of everyone that has used the club to hold a charity function and most of all everyone that has passed away through any illness . I have a great team here and everyone that helps sell tickets or comes and support’s it deserves the credit for winning such a prestigious award.”Peter Stringfellow life time Achivement Award  Kevin

St Kentigern’s Parish Priest Father Tom Connolly said “The whole community is delighted by the news.

The club which was started in 1971 when it was built by the labour of the Irish parishioners and it has remained as a cornerstone of the Irish community in Manchester. It is a family orientated community and entertainment venue (free to all). Since its inception it has been one of the main hubs of Manchester’s Irish community while still making it accessible and welcoming to people of all different cultural backgrounds and faiths. The club is open seven days a week, where it hosts events for all different sectors of the community, these include: Special weekly Youth Club events, a Credit Union, Irish Language lessons, Traditional Irish Music tuition, Irish Set dancing, bingo,cards pool & ladies darts. It is also home to the Keegan Kennedy School of Irish dancing
The club itself has a national reputation for attracting a host of major Irish artists from all over the UK and Ireland. It has played host to the likes of The Wolfe-Tones, Big Tom, Bible Code Sundays,Dublin city Rambler’s, , Philomena Begley, The Fureys, Mick flavin, Declan Nerney, Susan McCann and TR. Dallas to name just a selection of the acts.

During December the club will host the annual Christmas reunion of Manchester’s legendary Celtic Rock band ‘Toss the Feathers’ and Herb O’ Flanagan & the Emotion’s as well as special outside broadcast of the award winning Full Irish Radio show with Joe Cassserley. The venue is also a great supporter of sport and sponsors a number of Gaelic Football and Hurling teams, as well as sponsoring and organising its own annual Charity Golf tournament.

St Kentigern’s Social Club in Fallowfield has once again formalised its status as one of the nation’s most successful clubs by winning the coveted title of Charity Club of the year and Irish club of the year 2010. The award’s was presented to Club manager Kevin Fitzpatrick at a glittering ceremony hosted by the Steve Rider and Club Mirror Magazine at the Palace Hotel in Manchester.

Kevin fought off stiff competition from Clubs all over England, Scotland and Wales to secure these prestigious award’s which in Kevin’s words is one off the most important award’s of all “Kevin said after the ceremony ‘this is very special award because it rewards the work of everyone in the Manchester Community far and near.

The Club is a hub for all aspects of the community from Irish Language classes to ladies darts, cards, set dancing, Irish step dancing,bingo, Salsa and family parties etc..

Every day of the week the Club is used by members of the local community and there is a over 50 club for afternoon tea and dancing twice a week .

Words From Kevin

 

Words from Christina the clubs secretary

Words From Fr Tom

 

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