Many thanks to Newsletter columnist Andrew Cromie (Tartan Talk) for compiling the following three picture slideshows from the Ards and North Down Championships on the Newsletter website. Two of the links shows the ‘competitive’ side of the competitions and the other one shows the ‘social’ side of the competitions. Click on the following three links to see Andrew’s excellent slideshows:
There is still time to apply for your motorhome pass for the event in Lurgan Park on the 20th June. Just send an A5 self addressed envelope to Mervyn Herron and I will send it back to you. Please enclose registration details and a fee of £10 which goes to ABC Council.
The Fermanagh Section were overall very pleased with yesterdays competition, the standard of the competition was exceptional across all the band and Drum Major grades and the weather was kind for most of the day.
We would like to thank all the bands who came along to compete and support this contest in the West, the public who attended, the trade stalls who coped admirably with the difficulties in gaining access, the RSPBANI Branch officials and helpers of the Fermanagh Section, our Chieftain who entered into the spirit of the event, the Band, Drum Majors and M & D adjudicators and all who helped in any way. It really is very much appreciated and we do trust that you all enjoyed the day.
We will be reviewing the arrangements very shortly and looking forwards to arranging next years event.
Fermanagh Section Secretary
It is always a delight to attend the Fermanagh Championships and today was no exception. With reasonable weather up until the prize giving it was a very good event. Some big names in Field Marshal and St Laurence OToole in attendance certainly boosts numbers. Well done to all winners and best wishes at Bathgate next week.
Results are attached,
Fermanagh & Omagh Council is carrying out site works at the Lakeland Forum which has reduced the normal number of car parking spaces within the grounds of the Forum for Saturdays forthcoming contest. It is expected that the spaces within the Forum grounds will fill up early and there will be some spaces reserved for disabled users. The Fermanagh Section and the Council have however been able to secure the Wellington Road Car Park as the main free Contest venue car park. This is situated beside Enniskillen Castle and directly opposite the normal contest venue. This car park will be open from early Saturday morning. There is also free car parking available in the area in front of the Royal British Legion. There ae a number of other car parks close to the venue.
The Section have arranged free alternate parking for Motor Homes and overspill cars in Stuarts Car Park on Sligo Road, Enniskillen. This is a five minute stroll from the contest venue. No motor homes are allowed into the Fermanagh Lakeland Forun grounds overnight.
The first championship of the 2015 season was held today at Bangor Castle grounds and it was a great success with lots of positive feedback from many people. The Mayor spoke of his support for the pipe bands continuing in the Borough in the coming years.
Results are attached