Published: July 31, 2008

St. Laurence O’Toole downs another All-Ireland

Ennis, Ireland – July 5, 2008 – St. Laurence O’Toole of Dublin continued its spectacular 2008 campaign by winning the All-Ireland Pipe Band Championship, beating Field Marshal Montgomery. It was the second straight All-Ireland win for SLOT as the band continued its string of successes following victories at the Scottish and British championships. Weather was a challenge, with showers hitting almost in time with every band entering the field.
 
MSR
1st St. Laurence O’Toole (ensemble preference, 2,2,1,1)
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,2,2)
3rd Ballycoan (4,4,3,3)
4th Cullybackey (3,3,4,4)
Drumming: SLOT
Judges: I. Woods, B. MacMahon (piping); S. Steele (drumming); C. Mordaunt (ensemble)
 
Medley
1st St. Laurence O’Toole (1,3,1,1)
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (2,1,2,2)
3rd Ballycoan (3,2,3,3)
4th Cullybackey (4,4,4,4)
Drumming: SLOT
Judges: M. MacKenzie, J. Moles (piping); J. Noble (drumming); D. Clark (ensemble)
 
Grade 2: Killeen
Grade 3A: Aughintober
Grade 3B: McNeilstown
Grade 4A: Manor Cunningham
Grade 4B: Achill Island

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