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Sunday 20 April 2014

Ireland's best band

Ardee Concert Band members Martin Meegan, Seán O’Brien, Robert Finegan, Liam Taaffe, Darren Kirk and Caoimhe O’Callaghan with their over winner trophy at the South of Ireland Band Competition in Clonakilty. The band also won the best percussion section and best repertoire at the event.

ARDEE Concert Band had plenty to celebrate last Saturday after scooping one of the country's most prestigious band titles for the first time in 20 years.

The band was named overall winner in the 34th South of Ireland Band Competition in Clonakility after taking second place for the past two years.

'We are absolutely over the moon,' said band spokesman Dermot Murray. 'The competition is one of the most sought after and prestigious in the country and the talent from all over Ireland was phenomenal so to win was amazing.'

Hundreds of supporters and family members travelled from Ardee to Clonakilty for the celebrations.

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