Meet our Host and our Judges


Brendan Courtney

Brendan has hosted our show for the last four years and has become a huge contributor to the success of Ozanam Come Dancing! Brendan is a TV Presenter,  producer and a fashion designer. Brendan has produced and presented countless TV programmes over the years and has been a regular face on our screens for nearly 20 years.  Brendan won great acclaim for his documentary’s including  ‘We need to Talk about Dad’ and most recently his RTE series ‘This Crowded House’.

In 2012 Brendan co-launched women’s wear collection  “Lennon Courtney” which is now exclusively available at Dunnes Stores.

We are delighted and honoured to have Brendan back as our host again for tonight’s show.

“The whole crew in Ozanam House are inspiring to say the least, I am honoured and humbled to be invited back to host this wonderful, fun and spectacular show”



Eilish O’Carroll is an actress, writer, comedian and cast-member of the popular TV sitcom, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, where she plays the title character’s best friend and neighbour, Winnie McGoogan. Eilish has played the role of Winnie since the show’s debut in 2011. Eilish is fresh from her exploits as a contestant on RTE’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ where she learned all of her great dancing knowledge that she is looking forward to sharing with us tonight. Eilish is delighted to join our judges table and is proud to be supporting Ozanam House SVP.


Neili Conroy stars as Sharon Collins in Fair City. She has acted in Film, TV and Theatre for the past twenty-five years and is known for her roles in Love Hate, Intermission, Roddy Doyle’s  films The Van and Family. Neilí has also appeared in The Clinic, The General and Kisses. Neili is delighted to be asked to judge SVP’s annual fundraising event Ozanam Come Dancing and is looking forward to the performances on the night


Brian Keogh began his career on the ballroom dance floor at the tender age of 4. He has represented Ireland for many years in numerous international competitions across the world. Brian is a qualified adjudicator and is no stranger to “Come Dancing”.  He has also performed in numerous stage, TV and film productions and has worked on productions at the Gaiety, Olympia and the Helix. Along the way Brian has been nominated and won a number of awards at festivals throughout the country. We are delighted to have Brain back again with us this year to share his expertise with us this evening.