Thursday 27 July 2017

Doctor Jane scrubs up to scoop Best Dressed Lady prize at the Curragh

Judge Aoibhín Garrihy with Dr Jane Mulrooney, from Co Galway, who was the winner of the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon 2017 award at the 1,000 Guineas in the Curragh. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Judge Aoibhín Garrihy with Dr Jane Mulrooney, from Co Galway, who was the winner of the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon 2017 award at the 1,000 Guineas in the Curragh. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Jane Mulrooney at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Norah Casey and Shauna O'Halloran at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Jane Mulrooney and Stuart Montgomery at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Aoife Melia and Eoghan McDermott at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Finalists at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Jane Mulrooney at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Finalists congratulate Jane Mulrooney at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Aoibhin Garrihy at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Sean O'Grady

After torrential downpours over the weekend, the sun came out for day two of the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival.

Actress Aoibhín Garrihy, 2fm presenter Eoghan McDermott and publisher Norah Casey served as celebrity judges to pick the male and female winners of the Killashee 'Irish Tatler' Style Icon competition.

Jane Mulrooney, a doctor from Co Galway, and Stuart Montgomery, from Co Cork, emerged victorious.

Wearing a dress by Roksanda Ilincic, a hat by Martha Lynn, Louis Vuitton shoes and a bag by Hermes, Jane said she was over the moon to have won.

Jane Mulrooney at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Jane Mulrooney at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy

"I'm delighted, it's fabulous. The style is amazing and everyone makes an effort," she said.

Jane walked away with a two-night stay for two at the Killashee Hotel, including spa treatments, and a shopping spree worth €500.

Dr Mulrooney, who has a private dermatology clinic, is no stranger to the best dressed lady competition, having previously won at the Punchestown Festival last year wearing the same hat.

"Martha [Lynn] makes very wearable hats, simple structured lines and I think she does them very well," she said.

Finalists congratulate Jane Mulrooney at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Finalists congratulate Jane Mulrooney at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Judge Aoibhin Garrihy said she was looking for some "Hollywood glam" on the racecourse.

"A classic look is important as well. Because it's summer and it's sunny, a pop of colour is always nice," she said.

Norah Casey and Shauna O'Halloran at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Norah Casey and Shauna O'Halloran at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy

"As Irish women, I think we tend to cling to the blacks and navys. I'm all about supporting Irish as well, so an Irish milliner is always a plus. People didn't shy away from the bright colours, which was great."

Businesswoman Casey made her first public appearance since she revealed on RTÉ's 'Late Late Show' that she was the victim of domestic abuse.

Casey later found love with her second husband, Richard Hannaford, who passed away in 2011.

For all the pictures from race day, check out the gallery:

Aoife Melia and Eoghan McDermott at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Aoife Melia and Eoghan McDermott at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Jane Mulrooney at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Twins Davinia Knight and Dawn Knight from Portarlington at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Aoibhin Garrihy at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Jane Mulrooney and Stuart Montgomery at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Finalists congratulate Jane Mulrooney at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Finalists pictured at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Jane Mulrooney at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Emma Curtis-Monaghan, Grace Ryan and Eilis Ryan at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Faith Almond and Liz Maher at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Norah Casey and Shauna O'Halloran at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Paul Williams and wife Anne Williams at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Aoife Melia and Eoghan McDermott at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Rachel Hastings and Miriam Hastings at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Marie Smith at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Tara Hannify at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Aoibhin Garrihy with Jane Mulrooney at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Davinia Knight and Dawn Knight at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Finalists at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Finalists at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Amanda O'Kelly at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Barry Egan and Aoife Egan at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Grania McElligott and Ciara McElligott at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Carmel Breheny and Emma Coppolla at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Charlotte Bradshaw and Jean Ann Taylor at the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon competition at The 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare. Picture: Brian McEvoy

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