Brendan Hennessy to host County Carlow Association London dinner on 18th October.

Our 2014 County Carlow Association Dinner is set for Saturday 18th October and travelling over especially from Carlow to MC our 2014 event in London’s Crown Moran Hotel will be  Carlow’s ‘very own’ Brendan Hennessy.

Brendan Hennessy to host County Carlow Association London dinner.

Brendan Hennessy to host County Carlow Association London dinner.

Known as the Michael O’Hare of Carlow and a great friend to the Carlow Association here in London Brendan has been involved in entertainment and broadcasting for over 20 years after starting out on his career as a comedian/impressionist winning many talent shows across Ireland.

He has moved up the ranks in Irish entertainment over the years and now hosts some of Ireland’s biggest shows.  He has numerous Television appearances behind him and at the moment is a freelance Radio and TV Commentator working with Setanta TV, TV 3,  & Premier Sports TV.  Some of you might have tuned into him during the GAA leagues of the past few years and also the Rugby coverage of the Rabo direct league.  Hennessy’s latest work includes the All Ireland Hurling and football championships of 2014 and the Heineken Cup, he also had the honour of commentating on Leinster’s three great Heineken cup victories 2009, 2011 and 2012.

His stage work takes him to corporate events all over and as an MC he hosts a lot of high profile shows.  Brendan hosted 18 centres for the Rose of Tralee this year including the London selection at the Crown Moran and the Carlow selection at the Mount Wolseley Hotel in Tullow.

He describes himself as ‘one of the lads’ and has been a great ambassador for Carlow over the years promoting our county with every opportunity he gets.  For six years he hosted ‘Hennessy’s Weekend’ on KCLR allowing many a Carlovian in London – and across the world – to feel at home when tuned in to his dulcet tones.  Many thanks Brendan. Saturday mornings will never be the same again!

And how can we forget that magnificent journey with his ‘classic broadcasts’ on Mount Leinster Rangers great run in the AIB club Championships of 2013/14.  They were off the scale.  Brendan is now nominated for an Irish PPI radio award in December for his work on that.

On the Playing Fields he played rugby with Carlow from a very young age to adult and was a member of St Patrick’s boys AFC Carlow and was first team founded in 1975.  On the Gaelic pitch he played with Graiguecullen up to U21 level  but had to retire competitively at 21 due to a serious injury.  He’s a very keen golfer and a member of Deer Park golf club since juvenile, where his brother Thos is vice captain at the moment and will be captain for 2015.  He loves all sports, supporting Chelsea in football and Leinster in rugby.

His spare time – when he gets it – is spent on charity work, as a volunteer for the local Carlow charities , especially the Home Care team and the national charities in the Carlow area.

So sit back relax and enjoy Brendan who is making his debut at the Carlow Dinner as our MC.

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