Published: July 02, 2016

FMM tops SLOT at All-Ireland

FMM-logoMalahide, Ireland – July 2, 2016 – The UK/Irish season took another turn at the All-Ireland Championships, with Field Marshal Montgomery edging St. Laurence O’Toole for the overall title, one week after St. Laurence O’Toole beat Field Marshal Montgomery at the European Championships at Forres, Scotland. Field Marshal Montgomery won the Medley event, while St. Laurence O’Toole took the MSR. It was the twenty-third All-Ireland victory in Field Marshal Montgomery’s history. The annual event alternates between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, run by the RSPBA’s Northern Ireland branch and Irish Pipe Band Association, respectively.

Grade 1
Overall
1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd St. Laurence O’Toole
3rd Bleary & District
4th Ravara
Drumming: St. Laurence O’Toole

Medley
1st Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,2,1)
2nd St. Laurence O’Toole (2,2,1,2)
3rd Ravara (ens.pref) (4,4,3,3)
4th Bleary & District (3,3,4,4)
Judges: John Wilson, Ian Wood (piping); Jim Baxter (drumming); Alan Ronaldson (ensemble)

MSR
1st St. Laurence O’Toole (ens.pref.) (2,2,1,1)
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,2,2)
3rd Bleary & District (3,3,4,3)
4th Ravara (4,4,3,4)
Judges: Cameron Edgar, Colin Moffett (piping); Ciaran Mordaunt (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)

Grade 2
1st Police Service of Northern Ireland
2nd Closkelt
3rd Thiepval Memorial
Drumming: Police Service of Northern Ireland
Judges: John Wilson, Ian Wood (piping); Jim Baxter (drumming); Alan Ronaldson (ensemble)

Grade 3A
1st Colmcille
2nd New Ross & District
3rd Aughintober
4th Drumlough
Piping: Colmcille
Drumming: New Ross & District
Judges: Cameron Edgar, Colin Moffett (piping); Ciaran Mordaunt (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)

Grade 3B
1st Matt Boyd Memorial
2nd Achill
3rd Finvoy
4th St. Joseph’s Clondalkin
Piping: St. Joseph’s Clondalkin
Drumming: Finvoy
Judges: John Wilson, Ian Wood (piping); Jim Baxter (drumming); Alan Ronaldson (ensemble)

Grade 4A
1st Battlehill
2nd Cullybackey
3rd Cleland Memorial
4th McNeilstown
Drumming: Battlehill
Judges: Cameron Edgar, Colin Moffett (piping); Ciaran Mordaunt (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)

Grade 4B
1st St. Mary’s Derrytrasna
2nd Clontibret
3rd Sgt. Walker Memorial
4th Gilnahirk
Drumming: Gilnahirk
Judges: Tim Farrelly, Winston Pollock (piping); June Nolan (drumming); John Moles (ensemble)

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