After a delay of a year or two due to the pandemic, the 75th All Ireland Pipe Band Championships finally took place on Saturday 2 July at our very own Pearse Park.

The original line-up of bands was reduced by the withdrawal of four bands. In Grade 1, Field Marshal Montgomery took the All-Ireland title lifting both the MSR and Medley disciplines as well as the drumming in each.

A great day was had by all, some good weather, great performances, and a lovely opportunity to meet friends that we haven’t seen since 2019 and early 2020.

The full results:

Grade 1
1st Field Marshal Montgomery (also Best Pipes & Drum Corps), 2nd Closkelt.

Grade 2
1st Ravara (also Best Pipes & Drum Corps)
2nd Manorcunningham
3rd St Joseph’s Clondalkin
4th St Mary’s Derrytrasna

Grade 3A
1st Clogher & District (also Best Drum Corps)
2nd Matt Boyd Memorial
3rd McNeillstown (also Best Pipes)
4th Tullylagan

Grade 3B
1st Cullybackey (also Best Pipes & Drum Corps)
2nd Major Sinclair Memorial
3rd Augharan

Grade 4A
1st Kildoag (Best Pipes & Drum Corps)
2nd Arklow
3rd Gransha
4th Cullen

Grade 4B
1st Irvine Memorial (also Best Drum Corps)
2nd Black Raven (also Best Pipes)
3rd New Ross & District
4th Newcastle West

1st Kara Gilmour
2ndEmma Barr
3rd Jamie Cupples
4th Jason Price
5th Andrea Gibson

1st Kathy Hunter
2nd Louis Anderson
3rd Louise Smiton
4th Ben Dickson
5th Charlotte Ruddock

1st Carys Graham
2nd Mia Buckley

Novice Juvenile
1st Mia Lily Fraser
2nd Jorja Turkington

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