AS Kilmurry McMahon prepares to stage a fundraising Mr and Mrs night on Friday, Martin Keogh, who will present the evening along with Debbie O’Shea, has offered some sound advice on how a man can keep his wife or partner happy.
“Always say ‘yes’ anyway,” Mr Keogh, a former Shannon Gaels, Clare and Munster footballer, advised.
The Tullycrine man’s words of wisdom didn’t cease there. “Agree to everything and make sure to give them breakfast in bed once a year, for the first year of marriage,” he added.
Mr Keogh even has a strategy for putting off jobs that his wife, Mary, feels he should be immediately seeing to.
“Tell them what they want to hear, especially when jobs have to be done. But at the same time, try to put things on hold for as long as you can. When you are getting all picture and no sound, it’s time to get it done. Or make some shape anyway,” he laughed.
The Mr and Mrs presenter pointed to a current issue he is dealing with.
“Mary wants the Transit van taken away from the house. She’s at me for the last week. She’s driving me simple. I said I had no battery so she’s gone back the road to a neighbour to get a battery,” he said, sounding like a beaten man.
This weekend, as part of ongoing fundraising efforts in aid of the Labasheeda Adventure Playground, Kilmurry McMahon will host its third annual marquee. Events will commence with the Mr and Mrs competition on Friday night in the community centre. Five couples will be bidding for Mr and Mrs glory, with doors opening at 9pm. Following the Mr and Mrs contest, Half Step Down, a local band, featuring Padraic Neylon (Lissycasey), Stevie Murphy (Coolmeen) and Evan Kelly (Cranny), will perform.
On Saturday night, a Brains of the Parish quiz will be held at the same venue from 9pm, while The Kilkennys will headline on Sunday night in the marquee.
All Rights Reserved will play beforehand, from 9pm.