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Thursday 25 April 2019

Success for six young pipers

Front row: Jodi Fanthom from New Ross, 3rd U-14 solo and Tiger Lily Níc Eocháigan from Tramore U-14 championship winner. Back; Alex Walsh from Rathgarogue 2nd in novice piping, Leah Murphy from Clonroche 3rd U-14 solo, Nathan Doyle from New Ross 3rd novice piping and Blathnait Doyle from Raheen 3rd practice piping
Front row: Jodi Fanthom from New Ross, 3rd U-14 solo and Tiger Lily Níc Eocháigan from Tramore U-14 championship winner. Back; Alex Walsh from Rathgarogue 2nd in novice piping, Leah Murphy from Clonroche 3rd U-14 solo, Nathan Doyle from New Ross 3rd novice piping and Blathnait Doyle from Raheen 3rd practice piping

There was considerable success for the younger pipers from the New Ross and District Pipe Band who competed in the Munster Solo Piping Championships held in Newcastle West, County Limerick.

Six young pipers from New Ross competed in the different juvenile and young adult grades and each of the young players featured in the prizes.

Tigerlily Keoghan won first prize in Juvenile Piping (Under 14), while Jodi Fanthom won a third place prize and Leah Murphy won a fourth place prize. This gave the New Ross outfit three out of the top four prizes in the grade.

In the Beginner Piping Section, Blathnat Doyle won a third place prize and in the Novice Piping Section Alex Walsh won a second place prize, with Nathan Doyle winning a third place prize.

Band mentors Brian MacMahon and Matt Ryan were delighted with all the performances and thrilled that each of the six competitors all came home with medals or trophies.

All the players concerned are under the age of 18 and their success certainly augurs well for the future of the band.

The players will all be in action again in the Leinster Solo Championships on March 23, in Lusk, County Dublin.

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