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Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 11 July 2018 4:51 PM

The draw for the Ulster Championships is now online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Posted in Co. Antrim News by Ian Burrows on 6 July 2018 4:12 PM

The draw for the County Antrim Championships is now online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 5 July 2018 2:51 PM

It has become clear over the last two weeks that the Recreation Grounds at Portrush would not be available for the Contest in August 2018.  This was despite very firm written assurances received by RSPBANI in March 2018 from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council that they would be available and further assurances more recently.  The Recreation Grounds presently contains a very large compound for the Contractors carrying out environmental improvements for Portrush to prepare for the British Open, there has been hundreds of tonnes of rubble deposited on the access path to the tennis courts.  The cost of moving the rubble and the compound has been estimated at over 100K.

The Council and RSPBANI have surveyed the Portrush area at considerable length and the only suitable space to use as an alternative is within the adjacent Landsdowne Car Park.  Given the very late notice that RSPBANI were given, the knowledge that many of our bands, visiting bands and supporters have made arrangements to be in Portrush and that the  Contest this year is one week before the World Championships the RSPBANI Executive Committee decided that accepting the move reluctantly was the only viable option rather than cancellation.

The Council have committed to putting every effort possible into making the change of venue work, Displaced Car parking for two hundred plus cars will be facilitated within the Recreation Grounds tennis courts, the venue will be free of charge to all those attending and our Project Officer and a Council Event Officer will be liaising daily to ensure that as many arrangements as possible are planned and put into effect to make the change work well as an alternative venue.

RSPBANI Executive

Posted in Co. Antrim News by Ian Burrows on 4 July 2018 3:32 PM

Spectator concession tickets priced £10.00 for the County Antrim Championships at Glenarm on the 14th of July will be on sale at the registration tent at the All Ireland Championships in New Ross this Saturday. If spectator tickets aren't purchased in advance they will cost £20.00 on the day of the County Antrim Championships at Glenarm.

Bands will also be issued with wristbands for Glenarm this Saturday.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 2 July 2018 9:42 AM

Congratulations to the following RSPBANI band and Drum Majors who were successful on Saturday 30th June at the European Pipe Band Championships which were held in Forres
Well done to everyone who took part!

Drum Majors

Junior 
3rd Louis Anderson - Crozier Memorial 
4th Carys Graham - Upper Crossgare Pipe Band
6th Louise Smiton - Closkelt Pipe Band

Juvenile
3rd Kathryn McKeown - Battlehill Pipe Band
4th Rachel Lowry - Armaghbreague 
5th Lana Gibson - Ballyboley Pipe Band

Adult 
3rd Emma Barr - Field Marshal Montgomery
5th Alicia Dickson Hamilton - Matt Boyd Memorial 
6th Andrea McKeown Gibson - Battlehill Pipe Band

Bands

Grade 1
Drums - Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd - Field Marshal Montgomery

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 29 June 2018 2:45 PM

Please see the link to RSPBA General Data Protection Regulation policy here. The RSPBANI Branch are bound by this policy being a Branch of the Association.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 27 June 2018 4:39 PM

The IPBA have published the draw for the All Irelands on their website,

It can be accessed from the following link:

http://ipba.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/All-Ireland-Pipe-Band-Championships-2018-Order-of-Play-incl-Drum-Majors.pdf

We are awaiting the bands who entered via IPBA being added onto the site by our Administrator before being able to publish the full draw