July 31, 2000

ScottishPower Cuts Field Marshal’s All-Ireland String

Kilkenny, Eire – July 1, 2000 – The Glasgow-based ScottishPower Pipe Band made the journey to the annual All-Ireland Championship here today and came away with the top prize, thus halting Field Marshal Montgomery‘s streak of eleven consecutive All-Ireland titles.

ScottishPower took the event by an aggregate score over the Medley and March, Strathspey & Reel events. The band won the MSR, while Field Marshal took the Medley after the band tied ScottishPower but got the decision on ensemble preference. Field Marshal won the drumming in both events.

While bands from Ireland and Northern Ireland regularly travel to Scotland and England to compete, it’s uncommon for Scottish or English bands to make the trip to Ireland. Even more infrequent is a top Grade 1 band making the journey.

Grade 1
1st ScottishPower (12 points), 2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (14), 3rd St. Laurence O’Toole Condalkin (25), 4th McNeillstown (29).


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