Thank you to everyone who joined with us in celebrating this year’s Paris GOAL Ball 2012 at the weekend.
Below are a small sellection of photos from the night. For more please go to our flickr page here.
With only 2 day to go, final preparations are in full swing for this year’s Paris GOAL Ball 2012.
With proceeds going directly to the important work of this international humanitarian organisation, the evening promises to be a top class affair. There will be an abundance of entertainment on the night including special guest Ardal O’Hanlon, MC Denis Corcoran, live music and array of top class sporting and cultural auction and raffle prize .
Programme of events for the night
18h00 Champagne Reception in the courtyard of the Centre Culturel Irlandais
19h00 Official Opening of the 12th GOAL Ball Paris by His Excellency, Ambassador Kavanagh, and service of five course gourmet meal
21h30 Charity Auction & Raffle
22h30 Live music from Paddy Sherlock & the Swingin’Lovers
02h00 Ball ends
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Centre Cultural Irlandais at 18h00!!
If you haven’t yet got yout Paris GOAL Ball tickets for 2012, there is still some time!
Enjoy an evening in the company of Ardal O’Hanlon, a 5 course meal, an open bar, live music and more with all proceeds of the event going to GOAL operations in over 100 countries
Book your tickets today at www.goal-ball.org/
GOAL Ball France 2012 is delighted to announce that Ardal O’Hanlon will be this year’s guest of honour.
An Irish comedian and actor, Ardal O’Hanlon best known for his roles in television sitcoms as Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted and George Sunday in My Hero.
As well as TV and movie roles Ardal wrote and presented an RTE television series called Leagues Apart, which saw him investigate the biggest and most passionate football rivalries in a number of European countries. Included were Roma vs Lazio in Italy, Barcelona vs Real Madrid in Spain, and Galatasaray vs Fenerbahce in Turkey. He followed this with another RTÉ show, So You Want To Be Taoiseach? in 2007. It was a political series where O’Hanlon gave tongue-in-cheek advice on how to go about becoming Taoiseach of Ireland. Ardal followed this with the lead role in Irish comedy television programme Val Falvey, TD .These programmes went some way towards freeing O’Hanlon from his association with the character of Dougal in the minds of Irish audiences.
In February 2011, Ardal returned to the Gate Theatre, Dublin starring in the Irish premiere of Christopher Hampton’s God of Carnage, alongside Maura Tierney.
Ardal has written a novel, The Talk of the Town (known in the United States as Knick Knack Paddy Whack), which was published in 1998. The novel is about a teenage boy, Patrick Scully, and his friends.
Ardal has recently completed a stand up tour of the UK, Australia, and China.
We look forward to welcoming him on June 2nd!
It’s official, GOAL Ball 2012 will take place on June 2nd at the Centre Culturel Irlandais. Promising to be even bigger and better than last year, stayed tuned for more details on tickets, auction prizes and more in the coming weeks for more information!
To book you ticket, follow these simple steps:
As always, the organisation team are on hand to help with any queries. Looking forward to seeing you all there!