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Posted by Danielle McCartney on 23 August 2019 12:29 PM

Now that World's Week is over, we would like to mention some of our prize winners ...

Congratulations to our new World Champions:

Junior Drum Major - Benjamin Walker - Joseph Forde Memorial Pipe Band

Grade 3B - Tullylagan Pipe Band

Congratulations also go to Ravara Pipe Band on becoming World Drum Corps Champions in Grade 2

We had many prize winners across all of the grades - well done to you all and to everyone who travelled to Glasgow to represent RSPBANI at this prestigious event!

Drum Majors 
3rd Leanne Crooks - Syerla Pipe Band
4th Grace Thompson - Ballydonaghy
6th Jamie Lee Wilson - Joseph Forde Memorial Pipe Band

2nd Rachel Lowry - Armaghbreagh 
3rd Emily Johnstone - Lisnamulligan Pipe Band
4th Emily Crooks - McNeillstown Pipe Band
6th Rebecca Hamilton - Tullylagan Pipe Band

2nd James Kennedy - Closkelt Pipe Band
4th Andrea McKeown Gibson - Battlehill Pipe Band
5th Jason Price - Ravara Pipe Band
6th Emma Barr - Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band

5th Mountjoy Pipe Band
6th William Kerr Memorial Pipe Band

4th McDonald Memorial & Academy Pipe Bands
5th Augharan Pipe Band

3rd McNeillstown Pipe Band

3rd St Marys Pipe Band Derrytrasna

Drums Ravara Pipe Band
2nd Closkelt Pipe Band

2nd Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band
MSR Prize Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 23 August 2019 10:46 AM

The entry for the All Ireland Solo Piping and Drumming Championships 2019 and the new 'JAC Solo Championships 2019' contests are now live on the website

The JAC Solo contest, separate from the All Ireland Solo Piping and Drumming Championships, is designed specifically the younger members of our associations.

The contests will be held in Lusk National School, Co Dublin on Saturday 21th September, commencing at 10.00 am.

Closing date for entries:       Saturday 7th  September 2019 at 12.00 noon     

Entries to be completed via the RSPBANI website at 
Or to (00353(0)87/2314444).

Entry forms have also been appended and can be used, if required.

Syllabi are available here -

Posted by Ian Burrows on 22 August 2019 3:31 PM

We have been advised by Council that parking in the back field on the hill at Donard Park will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday and will then be locked by Security at 8 p.m. and will not reopen until 1 p.m. on Sunday. Please ensure that you vacate the back field by this time as the security company will charge £25.00 to open the barrier between opening and closing times. 

Posted by Ian Burrows on 21 August 2019 11:07 AM

On enquiring about Motor Home parking at Newcastle, the below reply was received from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

'The overflow car park (grass area above playing fields) is being managed by a private company on behalf of the council due to on-going Anti Social Behaviour. It opens at 1 pm and closes at 8 pm this Friday. They charge a £25 fee to open the gates after this time.

There is no designated Motor Home parking within the Donard park area.'

Posted by Ian Burrows on 16 August 2019 9:29 AM

Drum Major dress time for the Ulster Championships is 11.00 a.m.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 16 August 2019 9:28 AM

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

Posted by Ian Burrows on 8 August 2019 8:03 PM

Disabled and Motorhome parking will be within the grounds of Moira Demesne.  Please follow the directions of Security Staff.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 5 August 2019 12:18 PM

Dress time for the Lisburn & Castlereagh Championships is 10.30 a.m.