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16/11/2014
Results Leinster Branch Solos 2014
See the Latest News & Results Pages for the full results.

02/11/2014
IPBA Band Registration Trial for 2015
See the Latest News page.for information regarding the registration of bands for 2015.

19/10/2014
World Solo Drumming Results

Results of the 2014 World Solo Drumming Championships, which were held in Glasgow on Saturday 18th October, are now available on the Latest News page.

04/10/2014
Leinster Solo Championships 2014

Syllabus & Entry Form for the 2014 Leinster Solo Championships, to be held on Nov 15th in Palmerston, Co. Dublin, are now available from the Calendar Page.

22/09/2014
All Ireland Solo Results

See the Latest News Page & Results Page

05/09/2014
Death of Paddy Clare, Black Raven PB
See the Latest News Page

17/08/2014
World PB Championships 2014 Results
Full results available on the Latest News Page

13/08/2014
All Ireland Solos
All Ireland Solos Syllabus & Entry Form available on the Calendar Page

06/08/2014
Death of Con'Sullivan
Details on the Latest News Page. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

   
Achievements at RSPBA Majors - 2014 Bands

British Championships
May 31st Bathgate

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - British Champions

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
3rd

U.K. Championships
June 14th Stormont, Belfast

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - UKChampions

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
3rd

Achill [3B]
3rd

Manorcunningham [2]
5th

New Ross & District [3A]
6th

Clontibret [4B]
6th

European Championships
June 28th Forres, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
3rd
St. Laurence O'Toole [3A]
5th

Scottish Championships
July 26th Bathgate, Scotland

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - Scottish Champions
St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
5th
Manorcunningham [2]
6th
Raphoe PB [4A]
6th

World Championships
August 16th Glasgow Green, Scotland

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - World Champions
St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
3rd
Tralee Pipes & Drums [4A]
3rd
Achievements at RSPBA Majors - 2014 Drums

British Championships
May 31st Bathgate

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
1st - British Champions

U.K. Championships
June 14th Stormont, Belfast

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - UK Champions

European Championships
June 28th Forres, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
1st - European Champions

Scottish Championships
July 26th Bathgate, Scotland

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - Scottish Champions
Raphoe PB [4B]
1st - Scottish Champions

World Championships
August 16th Glasgow Green, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
1st - World Champions

RSPBA Champion of Champions - 2014 Drums

Grade 1 - St. Laurence O'Toole
Grade 3B - Thiepval Memorial
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LATEST NEWS 2014
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16.11.2014
Results of the Leinster Branch Solos for 2014

Sydney Moore of St. Laurence O'Toole PB won the Senior grade for the 3rd Year in a row.
Special thanks to bands and soloists who participated at the 2014 event.
Your support is greatly appreciated.

Full results available on the Results page and from here.

Finbarr Connolly,
IPBA Hon Secretary

02.11.2014
IPBA Band Registration Trial for 2015

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  1. Registration Trial Information
  2. Band Subscription and Declaration Form

Finbarr Connolly,
IPBA Hon Secretary

19.10.2014
2014 World Solo Drumming Championships Results

Full results are available here: 2014 World Solo Drumming Championships Results

Special Congratulations to Michael McKenna, Stephen Creighton, Eoin Rogers and Glen Creighton of St. Laurence O'Toole PB, Fintan Daly of St. Lawrence Howth and Josh Horan, of Ballyphehane & District on their excellent results at the 2014 World Solo Drumming Contest in Glasgow, Saturday 18th October.

Michael, Eoin and Fintan being just one place short of their respective World grade titles.

Finbarr Connolly,
Hon Secretary IPBA.

22.09.2014
All Ireland 2014 Solo Results
The 2014 All Ireland Solo Championships were held on Saturday last at Monkstown Mossley School, Northern Ireland. Full results are available here and from the Results Page. Congratualtions to all the winners.

05.09.2014
Death of Paddy Clare, Black Raven PB
A tribute to Paddy Clare of Black Raven's PB who has passed away.

17.08.2014
World Pipe Band Championships 2014 Results

Field Marshall Montgomery (Grade 1) and Thiepval Memorial (Grade 3B) win their respective World Champion Titles at Glasgow Green, Saturday, 16th August 2014.
St. Laurence O’Toole, 3rd in Grade 1 and Tralee Pipes and Drums, 3rd in grade 4A.

Congratulations to all Irish prizewinning bands.
In addition Grade 2 was won by Breton Band, Brieg, of France. In all, three of the six titles were won by bands outside Scotland.

RESULTS:

Grade 1
1st Field Marshall Montgomery - NI
2nd Inverary and District
3rd St, Laurence O’Toole - Eire
4th Peoples Ford – Boghall and Bathgate
5th Shotts and Dykehead
6th Scottish Power
BDC Shotts and Dykehead

Grade 2
1st Breig – France
2nd Bleary and District – NI
3rd Buchan Peterson
4th Lomond and Clyde
5th McKenzie Cledonia
6th St. Thomas Alumni – USA
BDC Buchan Peterson

Grade 3A
1st Johnstone
2nd Northumbrian Regiment
3rd RAF Waddington / Halton
4th Royal Burough of Stirling
5th Ballybriest – NI
6th Annsborough – NI
BDC Johnstone

Grade 3B
1st Thiepval Memorial – EIRE
2nd Craigmount
3rd Upper Crossgare – NI
4th Matt Boyd Memorial – NI
5th Belgian Blend – Belgium
6th Wallacestone and District
BDC Royal Borough of Annan

Grade 4A
1st 2622 Highland Squadran RAF
2nd Loughlevin and District
3rd Tralee Pipes and Drums – EIRE
4th Closkelt – NI
5th 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
6th Marlacoo and District – NI
BDC 2622 Highland Squadran RAF

Grade 4B
1st Burnt Island and District
2nd Methil and District
3rd Royal Burgh of Stirling
4th Whitewater – NI
5th Ballyboley – NI
6th Irvine and District
BDC Burnt Island and District

16.08.2014
St Laurence O'Toole qualify for GRADE 1 WORLD Final
Grade 1 Final. Order of Play
Saturday 16th August
1. 78th Fraser Highlanders, Canada
2. Scottish Power
3. Greater Glasgow Police
4. Field Marshall Montgomery
5. Cantebury Caledonian Society, NZ
6. St. Laurence O'Toole
7. Cullybackey
8. Shotts and Dykehead, Caledonia
9. Dowco Triumph St., Canada
10. Simon Fraser University, Canada
11. Boghall and Bathgate
12. Inverary and District

17.08.2014
World Pipe Band Championships 2014 Results

Field Marshall Montgomery (Grade 1) and Thiepval Memorial (Grade 3B) win their respective World Champion Titles at Glasgow Green, Saturday, 16th August 2014.
St. Laurence O’Toole, 3rd in Grade 1 and Tralee Pipes and Drums, 3rd in grade 4A.

Congratulations to all Irish prizewinning bands.
In addition Grade 2 was won by Breton Band, Brieg, of France. In all, three of the six titles were won by bands outside Scotland.

RESULTS:

Grade 1
1st Field Marshall Montgomery - NI
2nd Inverary and District
3rd St, Laurence O’Toole - Eire
4th Peoples Ford – Boghall and Bathgate
5th Shotts and Dykehead
6th Scottish Power
BDC Shotts and Dykehead

Grade 2
1st Breig – France
2nd Bleary and District – NI
3rd Buchan Peterson
4th Lomond and Clyde
5th McKenzie Cledonia
6th St. Thomas Alumni – USA
BDC Buchan Peterson

Grade 3A
1st Johnstone
2nd Northumbrian Regiment
3rd RAF Waddington / Halton
4th Royal Burough of Stirling
5th Ballybriest – NI
6th Annsborough – NI
BDC Johnstone

Grade 3B
1st Thiepval Memorial – EIRE
2nd Craigmount
3rd Upper Crossgare – NI
4th Matt Boyd Memorial – NI
5th Belgian Blend – Belgium
6th Wallacestone and District
BDC Royal Borough of Annan

Grade 4A
1st 2622 Highland Squadran RAF
2nd Loughlevin and District
3rd Tralee Pipes and Drums – EIRE
4th Closkelt – NI
5th 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
6th Marlacoo and District – NI
BDC 2622 Highland Squadran RAF

Grade 4B
1st Burnt Island and District
2nd Methil and District
3rd Royal Burgh of Stirling
4th Whitewater – NI
5th Ballyboley – NI
6th Irvine and District
BDC Burnt Island and District

16.08.2014
St Laurence O'Toole qualify for GRADE 1 WORLD Final
Grade 1 Final. Order of Play
Saturday 16th August
1. 78th Fraser Highlanders, Canada
2. Scottish Power
3. Greater Glasgow Police
4. Field Marshall Montgomery
5. Cantebury Caledonian Society, NZ
6. St. Laurence O'Toole
7. Cullybackey
8. Shotts and Dykehead, Caledonia
9. Dowco Triumph St., Canada
10. Simon Fraser University, Canada
11. Boghall and Bathgate
12. Inverary and District

06.08.2014
Death of Con O'Sullivan
It is with great sadness we report on the death of Con O’Sullivan, former Pipe Major of St. Finbarrs’s Pipe Band, Cork and also Malahide & District Pipe Band; to both bands Con gave sterling service. We extend deepest sympathy to his family members.

Funeral arrangements:
Today, Thursday, 6th of August: Reposing at his home from 5pm to 8pm.
Tomorrow, Thursday, 7th of August: Removal from his home to St. Anne’s church, Portmarnock, arriving for Mass at 10 o’clock.

Funeral immediately afterwards to Glasnevin Crematorium

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Finbarr Connolly,
Hon Secretary IPBA.

22.06.2014
Dual Registration Drummers Clarification – All Ireland Championships
Dual registered leading drummers (RSPBANI), drumming instructors (IPBA), dual registered with Grade 5/4b and 4/4a bands will not be allowed to compete with the band they are leading drumming/instructing in the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships which is organised under JAC rules.

18.06.2014
2014 All Ireland Pipe Bands Draws
The following are the Band & Drum Majors draws for the 2014 All Irleand PB Chanpionships which are being held in New Ross, Co. Wexford on Saturday July 5th.

2014 All Ireland Championships - Bands Draw

2014 All Ireland Championships - Drum Majors Draw

16.06.2014
Results from the United Kingdom Pipe Band Championships 2014
Stormont, Belfast, Saturday 14th of June

Results

04.06.2014
Results from the British PB Championships
Meadow Park, Bathgate, Saturday, 31st of May.
Irish bands do very well at the 2014 British Pipe Band Championships at Meadow Park, Bathgate, Scotland, on Saturday 31st of May.

Results

03.06.2014
Results from Cobh PB Championships

These are now available on the Results Page

23.05.2014
All Ireland PB Championships 2014 - New Ross, Co. Wexford

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02.05.2014
Malahide 2014 Contest Draws

Note: Malahide 2014 contest will commence at 13.00 tomorrow at Malahide Cricket Club.

Below are the Band & Drum Major draws.

Bands 2014

Drum Majors 2014

18.04.2014
Death of Nick Grace of New Ross and District PB

It is with sadness that we report on the death of Nick Grace of New Ross and District PB. Nick was 75 years of age and was was playing pipes up to a year ago. Funeral is tomorrow, 19th of April, 12.30, at New Ross parich church.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

15.04.2014
Malahide 2014 Contest Venue Update

The contest takes place at the Malahide Cricket Club. This is a 4 minute walk from Malahide Train Station and very close to Malahide Town Centre.

Contest Date: Saturday 3rd of May: Closing Date for Entries: 23rd of April: May enter online Entry Form; Pay on day.

Entry Form Malahide 2014

28.03.2014
Evening of Music & Song - John Coll

Following the passing of John Coll – former member of the IPBA national executive, an evening of music and song has been arranged for Saturday 29th March @ 8pm in the Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

The evening is aimed at raising some much-needed money for Mayo Roscommon Hospice. John Coll was extremely active in the pipe band scene having been involved with many Pipe bands such as Fintan Lalor Pipe Band and as Pipe Major of Lords Edwards Own, Gweedore and Crimlin Batafada Pipe bands.

Tickets are €10 and all proceeds are in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice.

Donations can be made online at http://www.mycharity.ie/event/seisin_ceoil__john_coll_s_event

Seisiún Ceoil John Coll

10.03.2014
RSPBA AGM News Item

Pipe corps of bands competing at the 2014 Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Major Championships can come to the start line with pipes on shoulders ready to commence performance. Requirement to down pipes has been rescinded at AGM 2014.

10.03.2014
Achill Pipe Band 1st Live Concert (April)

For more information see attached Flyer

30.01.2014
Irish Piobaireachd Society Results

The 17 th annual Irish Piobaireachd Society contest was held on Saturday, January 25 th in Mitchelstown Co. Cork in the shadow of the Kilworth Hills. The event is going from strength to strength and attracted players domestically and from Scotland. RG Hardie & Co . sponsored the event and the evening Piobaireachd Workshop was partly sponsored by the Cork Arts Department .

John Reville making a return to the competitive stage won both Intermediate and Open events while Alastair Dunn won the overall former winners and took home the Bratach de Paor. Adjudicator Tom Speirs of Edinburgh commented on the high quality of the bagpipe sound in all grades. Alastair Dunn of Glasgow judged the Intermediate grade while Tom Speirs judged all other grades.

Certainly a date for the calendar, the event will return to Mitchelstown on February 7 th , 2015.

Results

11.01.2014
Death of Eileen Tully

It is with great sadness we report on the death of Eileen Tully wife of PM Terry Tully of St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band. Eileen was a most loyal supporter of Terry and their son Alen in all that they achieved in transforming St. Laurence O’Toole PB into the Republic of Ireland’s most successful ever pipe band, culminating with winning the World grade 1 title in 2010 and since then always in the prizes at the big major events. Terry and Alen will both miss her dearly and we offer to them and the extended family our deepest sympathy.


Eileen’s Funeral arrangements:


Sunday, 12th of January:
All Day Wake in in the family home at 260 Glendale Meadows, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.


Monday, 13th of January: 11.00am: Arriving at Convey Church (up Captains Hill), Leixlip Co. Kildare
1 pm: Glasnevin Crematorium
Afterwards: Na Fianna GAA Club, Glasnevin.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Finbarr Connolly,
Hon Secretary IPBA.