October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm£25.00
Barrie McDermott is one of the toughest players that’s ever played rugby league.
Join Barrie live here at The Beggar’s Theatre were he will be talking through his amazing career peaking playing for Great Britain, he played his club football at Oldham, Wigan Warriors, Leeds Rhinos (with whom he won both a Super League Championship and Challenge Cup Final). He will also tell stories from off the field and brushes with the law. The now sky sports presenter will also be giving his views on the autumn series coming up.
Warm up Entertainment for the night is Cumbria Legend Dicky Dippinson.
Barrie McDermott is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. A Great Britain international representative prop, he played his club football at Oldham, Wigan Warriors, Leeds Rhinos (with whom he won both a Super League Championship and Challenge Cup Final), Bramley, and Widnes Vikings.
McDermott later became the Head of Youth Development with his former club, Leeds Rhinos, and appears as a pundit on Sky Sports. In 2006 Barrie McDermott was included in the Southstander.com Hall of Fame.
Following retirement, Barrie initially worked in a community role at Leeds Rhinos before joining the Leeds coaching setup where he is currently the Head of Youth Development. He regularly works for Sky Sports, both as a pundit at live games and as an off-field character where he regularly appears in light-hearted features with long-time friend Terry O’Connor. He is also involved in Leeds’ corporate entertainment division on match days.
Even after his playing career was over, McDermott remained involved with the Challenge Cup, one of the most prestigious knock-out tournaments in the world of rugby league. Leeds Metropolitan University, who were the main sponsors of the event in 2009, announced him as their official “Carnegie Ambassador” for the 2009 Challenge Cup.
Mc and Comedian Dicky Dippinson:
Local legend Dicky Dippinson, aka ‘Dicky from Shap’ has become somewhat of a local legend, building up a strong reputation across the county. The singing farmer became an internet hit, with his You Tube video ‘Fresh Prince ot’ Shap’, and since taking to stand-up, Dicky now performs across Cumbria.
Dicky has a unique take on farming life and shares his love of all things local through his songs and stories.
He has entertained countless audiences across the county with such classics as ‘ dip me baby yan more time’, ‘dip her gently’ and ‘superclartygitamangitdipfordippinowtin’.