Very healthy entry for Inveraray Games on July 19, not surprising given that there are events for all grades and under 18s – and the contest is generally very well run with covered areas for competitions performance and turning. Here is the batting order in the B Piob:
Thanks to Alan Cardwell for forwarding the picture up top of his late father Denver. Denver is pictured receiving the Tommy Geddis Memorial Trophy as Pipe Major of the Grade 1 winning RUC band at the All Ireland Championships in 1985. The contest was held at Newcastle, County Down.
Denver passed away in October 2014. He had a distinguished career in the RUC through the worst of the Ulster Troubles. After leading the force’s band to many success he joined the RSPBA’s Adjudication Panel and served with distinction there too.
The late George McIlwham will be buried at Sannox Cemetery on the island of Arran on Monday. No details yet of any funeral service.
Games at Braemar (jnr.), Forres, Harpenden this weekend. If you’re going please forward results/ pix and we’ll publish here ASAP.