SLOT tops FMM at All-Ireland Championships

Published: July 5, 2014
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New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland – July 5, 2014 – St. Laurence O’Toole took home the 2014 All-Ireland Pipe Band Championship, beating 2013 World Champions and incumbent All-Ireland Champions Field Marshal Montgomery in both the MSR and Medley events at the annual contest at Town Park. Bleary continued its strong season by taking Grade 2 with straight firsts.

Grade 1 (three competed)
Medley
1st St. Laurence O’Toole (ens.pref.) (2,2,1,1)
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,2,2)
3rd Cullybackey (3,3,3,3)
Judges: Bill Garrett, Michael Fitzgerald (piping); David Brown (drumming); Gordon Lawrie (ensemble)

MSR
1st St. Laurence O’Toole (1,2,1,1)
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (2,1,2,2)
3rd Cullybackey (3,3,3,3)
Judges: Malcolm MacKenzie, Colin Moffett (piping); Ciaran Mordaunt (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)

Grade 2 (four competed)
1st Bleary & District (1,1,1,1)
2nd Manorcunningham (2,2,2,2)
3rd Arklow (3,3,4,3)
4th St. Finbarr’s (4,4,3,4)
Judges: Malcolm MacKenzie, Colin Moffett (piping); Ciaran Mordaunt (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)

 

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  1. graeme@scotsbagpiper.com

    I don’t see any issue with the medley placings – both bands got 6 points total, but SLOT win on ensemble preference!

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