St Colmcille’s Pipe Band take second prize in Omagh

Damian Moran

Reporter:

Damian Moran

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ST Colmcille’sPipe Band, Tullamore picked up silverware for the fourth time in as many competitive outings this season when collecting second prize at the Co Tyrone Championship in Omagh recently

ST Colmcille’sPipe Band, Tullamore picked up silverware for the fourth time in as many competitive outings this season when collecting second prize at the Co Tyrone Championship in Omagh recently

It follows on from the band’s historic victory at the British Championships in Scotland last month having also won the City of Lisburn Championships as well as finishing second at the Mid-Ulster Championships in Cookstown, Co Tyrone.

Tullamore were narrowly beaten into second place by Tullintrain from Co Derry by a single point having not been helped by a downpour just as they approached the line to deliver their performance, which fell short of the standards they have set so far this year.

Amid that backdrop it was reasonably pleasing to emerge in second place with preparations now focused on the blue riband event of the pipe band scene in Ireland - the All-Ireland Championships in Derry City on July 6.

Band members who participated in Omagh - Pipe Corps: Pipe Major John Leamy, Pipe Sergeant Don Devine, Mick Foy, Gary Mangan, Pat Middleton, Joe Mooney, Pat Nolan. Drum Corps: Drum Sergeant Michael Middleton, Ross Cannon, Hugh Conaghan, PJ Murphy. Bass & Tenor: Susan Feery, Martin Donnellan, Leo Middleton, Ciaran Whelan.