Saturday 22 July 2017

Top marks for primary school teacher Ann Marie Phelan as she wins Best Dressed title at Punchestown

Ann Marie Phelan, from Newbridge, winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 27/4/2017
Ann Marie Phelan, from Newbridge, winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 27/4/2017
Ann Marie Phelan, from Newbridge, winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 27/4/2017
Ann Marie Phelan, from Newbridge, winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 27/4/2017
Ann Marie Phelan, from Newbridge, winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 27/4/2017
Ireland rugby coach, Joe Schmidt at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Aisling O'Loughlin, best dressed lady judge at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Tasha O'connor, Limerick, Aisling Reynolds, Clare, Ann Marie Phelan, Kilkenny and Caoimhe O'Callaghan, Cork at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Sophie Edghill, from Dunlavin, Wicklow, the einner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Sophie Edghill, from Dunlavin, Wicklow, the winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers

Sean O'Grady

Kilkenny woman Ann Marie Phelan came out on top of the style stakes for the third day of the Punchestown racing festival.

The primary school teacher, who is a regular at the Kildare race track, said she was "thrilled" to win and will be fast tracked to the final tomorrow where TV personality Vogue Williams will help select the overall winner.

"I'm absolutely thrilled, I didn't think I was going to win. I suppose the jumpsuit was weather appropriate and (judge) Derrick Montgomery is a milliner so maybe the hat helped," she told Independent.ie.

"I have a new outfit for tomorrow, I planned on coming tomorrow anyway so I'm really looking forward to that now."

Ann Marie Phelan, from Newbridge, winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 27/4/2017
Ann Marie Phelan, from Newbridge, winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 27/4/2017

Anne-Marie (31) previously won Best Dressed at the Curragh last year and recently returned from her prize trip to Las Vegas.

"I won in the Curragh last summer and I actually won a trip to as Vegas, I was just there two weeks ago. We got flights and accommodation and a helicopter trip. I really made the most of it," she said.

"A gang of us teachers come to Punchestown every year, we make the most of it, we absolutely love it. Punchestown is always brilliant craic, of all the festivals, I really love Punchestown. 

Anne-Marie's jumpsuit was by Self Portrait and her hat was hired from Hats Amore in Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Her bag is by Lulu Guinness at Kildare Village and her shoes are from Penneys.

Look through our gallery below for all of the style from Punchestown so far.

Sarah Cass from Kilkenny at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Sarah Cass from Kilkenny at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Alannah Beirne at the Punchestown Racing Festival. Picture: Michael Chester
The Winner of The Best Dressed Lady at the Punchestown races. Picture: Colin O'Riordan
Alannah Beirne, at the fourth day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Sarah Cass, Kilkenny pictured at the Punchestown races. Picture: Colin O'Riordan
Annemarie Corbitt at the fourth day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Sarah Cass, Kilkenny and Ann Marie Corbett, Cork, at the Punchestown races. Picture: Colin O'Riordan
Vogue Williams at the fourth day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
(L to R) Sisters Amy Edghill & Sophie Edghill both from Dunlavin, Wicklow at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Kirsty Farrell, Derry, at the Punchestown races. Picture: Colin O'Riordan
Mary Curry from Armagh at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Aine Ahern at the fourth day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Alannah Beirne and her mother Brenda Hyland Beirne (former Rose of Tralee) at Punchestown. Picture: Colin O'Riordan
Twins Dawn & Davinia Knight from Offaly at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
The Winner of The Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown. Picture: Colin O'Riordan
Vogue Williams at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
The Winner of The Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown. Picture: Colin O'Riordan
Vogue Williams at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny pictured with from left: Sophie Edgehill, Joanne Jackson, Lorraine Booth and Rebecca Jackson at Punchestown. Picture: Colin O'Riordan
The Winner of The Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown. Picture: Colin O'Riordan
The Winner of The Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown Races. Picture: Colin O'Riordan
Jennifer Wrynne from Leitrim at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Anne Maire Corbett from Mitchelstown at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Yvette Byrne from Carlow at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Aine Aherne from Limerick at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Vogue Williams at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Sarah Cass from Kilkenny at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Contestants in the final day of The Bess dressed Lady at The Punchestown Races Photo: Colin O'Riordan
Pictured at Punchestown Races yesterday was Caroline McDonnell, Co.Monaghan. Photo: Colin O'Riordan
Pictured at The Punchestown Races yesterday were Sarah Cass, Kilkenny and Ann Marie Corbett, Cork. Photo: Colin O'Riordan
28/04/2017 Alannah Beirne at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Sarah Cass, Kilkenny pictured at The Punchestown Races Photo: Colin O'Riordan
28/04/2017 Twins Dawn & Davinia Knight from Offaly at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
28/04/2017 Alannah Beirne with her mother 1983 Rose of Tralee winner Brenda Hyland Beirne at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
28/04/2017 Twins Dawn & Davinia Knight from Offaly at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
28/04/2017 Mary Curry from Armagh at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
28/04/2017 (L to R) Sisters Amy Edghill & Sophie Edghill both from Dunlavin, Wicklow at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
28/04/2017 Aisling Reynolds from Clare at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
28/04/2017 Aine Aherne from Limerick at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
28/04/2017 Caoimhe O'Callaghan from Cork at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
28/04/2017 at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
28/04/2017 Anne Maire Corbett from Mitchelstown at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
28/04/2017 Yvette Byrne from Carlow at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
28/04/2017 Yvette Byrne from Carlow at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
28/04/2017 Jennifer Wrynne from Leitrim at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
28/04/2017 Sarah Cass from Kilkenny at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Winner of the Bollinger Best Dresed lady compettition Ann-Maire Phelan from Newbrdige who won a VIP trip for 2 to the Bollinger estate, REims & Paris at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Winner of the Bollinger Best Dresed lady compettition Ann-Maire Phelan from Newbrdige who won a VIP trip for 2 to the Bollinger estate, REims & Paris at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Winner of the Bollinger Best Dresed lady compettition Ann-Maire Phelan from Newbrdige who won a VIP trip for 2 to the Bollinger estate, REims & Paris at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Ann Marie Phelan, from Newbridge, winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 27/4/2017
Ann Marie Phelan, from Newbridge, winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 27/4/2017
Sarah Cass, left and Orla butler, from Kilkenny at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Lorna Twomey, from Kildare at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Julie Caulfield, from Wexford at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Julie Caulfield, from Wexford with Blaithnaid Treacy, RTE presenter, a judge in the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Aoife O'Hanlon, from Galway at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Julie Caulfield, from Wexford at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Blathnaid Treacy, RTE presenter, judges in the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Aoife O'Hanlon, from Galway at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Sarah Forristal, from Navan, Meath at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Angela O'Rourke, from Banbridge, Down with her daughter, Holly, 11, at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Tasha O'connor, Limerick, Aisling Reynolds, Clare, Ann Marie Phelan, Kilkenny and Caoimhe O'Callaghan, Cork at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Marietta Doran, Stylist, from Wexford at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Marietta Doran, Stylist, from Wexford at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Mary O'Halloran, from Finglas, Aoife O'Hanlon, from Galway and her sister, Patricia O'Hanlon, from Galway at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Aoife O'Hanlon, from Galway at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Aisling O'Brien from Clontarf at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Angela O'Rourke, from Banbridge, Down with her daughter, Holly, 11, at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Cathy Langley, from Thurles, Tipperary at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Sophie Edghill, from Dunlavin, Wicklow, the winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Mairead finn from Cork at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Gillian and Raymond, Gilbourne with their children, Patrick, 9, Shelagh, 11 and Margaux, 7, from Millstreet, Cork at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Sophie edghill, from dunlavin, Wicklow, winner of the best dressed lady competition is congratulated by judge, Aisling O'Loughlin, at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Sophie Edghill, centre, from Dunlavin, Wicklow, winner of the best dressed lady competition with judges, Naomi Clarke, Aisling O'Loughlin, Hannah Power and Linda Stinson, , from Longford at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Wendy Knight, Colette Reynolds, and Fabiola Enciso, from Longford at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Sophie Edghill, from Dunlavin, Wicklow, the winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Caroline McDonnell, left and Emma Curtis, from Castleblaney, from Monaghan at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Rachael Coogan, from Newbridge at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Audrey Race, from Naas at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Sophie Edghill, from Dunlavin, Wicklow, the winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Sophie Edghill, from Dunlavin, Wicklow, the einner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Sophie Edghill, from Dunlavin, Wicklow, the einner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Audrey Grace from Naas at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Tasha O'connor, Limerick, Aisling Reynolds, Clare, Ann Marie Phelan, Kilkenny and Caoimhe O'Callaghan, Cork at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Naomi Clarke, The Style Fairy, best dressed lady judge at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Hannah Power at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Colette Reynolds, left and Fabiola Enciso, from Longford at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Aisling O'Loughlin, best dressed lady judge at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Tasha O'connor, Limerick, Aisling Reynolds, Clare, Ann Marie Phelan, Kilkenny and Caoimhe O'Callaghan, Cork at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Ireland rugby coach, Joe Schmidt at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Aisling O'Loughlin, best dressed lady judge at the Punchestown races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Emma Curtis, from Monaghan, Grace Ryan, Tipperary, Colette Ryan, Tipperary and Caroline McDonald, Monaghan at the first day of the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Danielle Boyd, from Birr, Co. Offaly, at the first day of the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Daithi O'Se at the first day of the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Jennifer Wrynne, from Leitrim, at the first day of the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Marty Morrissey, and Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh at the first day of the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh at the first day of the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Marty Morrissey, and Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh at the first day of the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Aisling Reade from Naas at the first day of the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Rhona McNamara, a judge in the best dressed competition at the first day of the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Colette Donagh, from Ashbourne, Grace Ryan, from Tipperary, and Emma Curtis, from Monaghan at the first day of the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Ashley Reade at the opening day of the Punchestown racing festival 2017. Picture: Michael Chester
Ashley Reade with her boyfriend Colm Schwer at the opening day of the Punchestown racing festival 2017. Picture: Michael Chester
Ashley Reade at the opening day of the Punchestown racing festival 2017. Picture: Michael Chester
Jennifer Wrynne at the opening day of the Punchestown racing festival 2017. Picture: Michael Chester
Sarah Griffiths and Emilie Quigley at the opening day of the Punchestown racing festival 2017. Picture: Michael Chester
Emma Curtis at the opening day of the Punchestown racing festival 2017. Picture: Michael Chester
Tina Coyne at the opening day of the Punchestown racing festival 2017. Picture: Michael Chester
Aisling Kelleher and Niamh Kenny at the opening day of the Punchestown racing festival 2017. Picture: Michael Chester
Bernie and Dawn Leadon Bolger at the opening day of the Punchestown racing festival 2017. Picture: Michael Chester
Dawn Leadon Bolger at the opening day of the Punchestown racing festival 2017. Picture: Michael Chester
Bernie and Dawn Leadon Bolger at the opening day of the Punchestown racing festival 2017. Picture: Michael Chester
A racegoer at the opening day of the Punchestown racing festival 2017. Picture: Michael Chester
Caroline McDonnell Monaghan at the opening day of the Punchestown racing festival 2017. Picture: Michael Chester
Jennifer Wrynne, from Leitrim at the first day of the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Dee Maddock at the first day of the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Tina Coyne, from Kinsale, Cork at the first day of the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Dawn Leaden Bolger, right with her mum, Bernie Leaden Bolger, from Baltinglass, Wicklow at the first day of the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers

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