Gina, Dale Haze and The Champions.

Gina is still a Champion

For more than a decade, from the mid-1970s to the 80s; Gina, Dale Haze and The Champions were arguably the in-demand band on the Irish dancing scene and most popular of all in Galway and Mayo.

Indeed, the Corkonians, based in Ballycotton, often made Tuam their central base for staying over when playing in places across the West and Northwest.

After over a decade The Champions’ popularity waned but the fans have never forgotten them. In this interview with The Tuam Herald Gina talks about the family reasons that saw her take a lengthy sabbatical from the scene. She also talks about her memories of staying and playing in the Tuam area during the height of their success.

Read the full interview with Gina in this week's edition of The Tuam Herald, on sale in shops and online here