CORK camogie star Anna Geary showed her rebellious side and impressed the judges in last night’s Dancing with the Stars.
In an elaborate routine set to David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel, she brandished a red hurley and wore county colours for a tango.
The 2014 All-Ireland Camogie Championship winning captain and three-time All-Ireland club winner is one of the favourites to win the competition.
The Milford woman and her dance partner Kai Widdrington were heaped with praise by the show’s judges who noted Geary’s competitiveness was giving her an edge in the competition.
Loraine Barry said: “this is the way to make your mark in this competition... You had a great connection with each other... For week one, it’s impressive.”
Guest judge Darren Bennett added: “you’re going to do some damage to this competition... You have the attitude of a competitor — perhaps even a champion.”
Brian Redmond told Anna he loved the choreography and she had a controlled aggression that he likes to see from the tango. She scored 21 from the judges, finishing just behind Conor McGregor’s sister Erin and her partner Ryan McShane who scored 23.
Geary will face stiff competition from McGregor who wooed the judges despite a bout of stage fright.
McGregor displayed a similar fighting spirit as her sibling when she performed a fiery salsa to Instruction by Jax Jones.
The judges were impressed. Loraine Barry said: “good legs, this is a winning combination.”
Darren Bennett said “this McGregor family has got some talent... you kept it fun and flirty. You guys are going to set this competition on fire.”
The male celebs, including Cork athlete Rob Heffernan, closed the show with a fun and energetic routine to Rock this Party.
The tension will ramp up considerably next week when all 11 celebrities take to the dancefloor as they prepare for the first elimination of the new series.