Ulster Solos – Updated Results From Lisburn with Pictures Added

This well supported solo competition run by the Northern Ireland Branch of the RSPBA was held yesterday in Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn, Northern Ireland. A total of 47 pipers, 53 drummers and 20 tenor drummers took part. Updates later. View the picture gallery of winners here. The picture above shows Senior Champion Ashley McMichael, Field Marshal Montgomery, receiving his trophy.

A Piobaireachd:

 1st Kathleen Dodds Cup and Medal Ashley McMichael Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Medal Kris Coyle Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd Medal John McElmurry Matt Boyd Memorial

B Piobaireachd:

 1st The Harry Stevenson Cup & Medal Beth Preston Pipes & Drums, PSNI
2nd Brannigan Cup & Medal Tim Wharton Joseph Forde Memorial
3rd Bronze Medal Cameron Hume Closkelt


Novice Chanter:

 1st The RSPBA Shield William McFarland Tullylagan
2nd Medal Gareth Lamont Cullybackey
3rd Medal Ben Gilmore Altnaveigh Memorial

Advanced Chanter:

 1 Andrew Pollock Altnaveigh Memorial
2 Rebecca Robinson Cullybackey

Novice Piping:

1st The RSPBA Shield Vincent O’Brien RSPBANI
2nd Medal Grace McIvor Aughintober
3rd Medal Adam Brimmage Matt Boyd Memorial
Officials at the Ulster Solos are L to R: Ray Hall (RSPBANI Chairman), Gordon Hamill (RSPBA Chairman), George Ussher (RSPBA President), the Mayor and Mayoress of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE and Mrs Rosalind Bloomfield, Arlene Graham (RSPBANI Vice-Chairman) and Winston Pinkerton (RSPBANI President). (Courtesy John Kelly)

Piping 14 & Under:

1st The RSPBA Shield Jonathan Gibson Marlacoo & District
2nd Medal Brady Annett Lisnamulligan
3rd Medal Jake McConnell Matt Boyd Memorial

Piping 16 & Under:

1st Walter McKibben Cup & Medal Beth Preston PSNI
2nd Medal Emma Livingstone Matt Boyd Memorial
3rd Medal Cian Flanagan New Ross & District
Michael O’Neill and his daughter Chelsea pictured at the Ulster Solo Piping & Drumming Championships at Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn on Saturday 22nd April. Michael is a full-time tutor at George Watson’s College, Edinburgh and Chelsea is a part-time tutor. (Courtesy John Kelly)

Piping 18 & Under:

1st Harold Hook Mem Cup & Medal Tim Wharton Joseph Forde Memorial
2nd Medal Glen Baxter Pipes & Drums, PSNI
3rd Medal Samantha Coburn Thiepval Memorial

Junior Overall:

1st W Pollock Cup & Medal Alastair Donaghy Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd David Wilson Memorial Cup & Medal Ryan Cupples-Menendez Pipes & Drums, PSNI
3rd Medal Jake Walker Pipes & Drums, PSNI

Intermediate Overall:

1st R Parkes MBE Trophy & Medal Sean Moloney Closkelt
2nd Medal John McElmurry Matt Boyd Memorial
3rd Medal Cameron Hume Closkelt

Senior Overall:

1st W.H.R. Wood Trophy & Medal Ashley McMichael Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Medal Glen Ross Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd Medal Alan Glenholmes Closkelt
Ashley McMichael pictured with his wife Ashleigh and his parents Bertie and Helga. (Courtesy John Kelly)

Senior MSR

1st A/P N Dodds Perpetual Trophy Glen Ross Field Marshal Montgomery

Senior H&J

1st J Boyce Cup Ashley McMichael Field Marshal Montgomery

Drumming

 Novice Drum Pad
No. Trophy Name Band
1st Cup & Medal Jamie Coffey Major Sinclair Memorial
2nd Cup & Medal Callum Hamilton Kildoag
3rd Cup & Medal Harry Walker Tullylagan
Advanced Drum Pad
No. Trophy Name Band
1st Cup & Medal Mark Campbell Kildoag
2nd Cup & Medal
3rd Cup & Medal
Unaccompanied Snare Drum
No. Trophy Name Band
1st Cup & Medal Scott Moore Kildoag
2nd Cup & Medal Tyler Anderson Tullylagan
3rd Cup & Medal Samuel Hanna Broughshane & District
Drumming 14 & Under. 2017
No. Trophy Name Band
1st A & M Band Socks Cup & Medal Connor Lawlor New Ross & District
2nd A & M Band Socks Cup & Medal Arren McWilliams Pipes & Drums, PSNI