Irish Piobaireachd Society Annual Championship

The Annual Irish Piobaireachd competition was held last Saturday (Feb 1) in the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, close to the Kilworth Hills. All events were judged by William Morrison and the event was sponsored by RG Hardie, Cork Co. Council and Foras Na Gaeilge. Competitors, officials and judge pictured above.

Results: 
Beginners 
1. Eamon Casey, Salute on the Birth of Rory Mor
2. Dylan Lawerence, Glengarry’s Lament

Intermediate 
1. Brian Crawford, Lament for Mary MacLeod
2. Ernesto Gongora, King’s Taxes

U/18.
1. Tiger Lilly Keoghan, Struan Robertson’s Salute
2. Dylan Lawrence, Salute on the Birth of Rory Mor



Open Amateur.
1. Con Houlihan, King’s Taxes
2. Michael Harvey, Desperate Battle
3. Ernesto Gongora, Lord Lovat’s Lament
4. Brian Crawford, Beloved Scotland

Con Houlihan (r) receives the trophy for Open Amateur

Former Winners’ Piobaireachd 
1. John McElmurry, Rory MacLoude’s Lament
2. David Stone, Little Spree
3. James Stone, MacLeod’s Salute

John McElmurry winner of the Former Winners’ Piobaireachd

Open MSR 
1. James Stone 
2 Brian Crawford
3. Ernesto Gongora 
4. Con Houlihan

The Bratac de Paor in memory of Stephen Power, Scots Guards, was won by James Stone (above).



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