Monday 22 October 2018

Anna Geary stuns in flamenco inspired ensemble as she leads best dressed judging duties at Punchestown

Anna Geary, a judge in the best dressed competition at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Anna Geary, a judge in the best dressed competition at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Marietta Doran with the Bollinger Judges, Triona McCarthy and Anna Geary at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Anna Geary at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Triona McCarthy and Anna Geary at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Anna Geary, a judge in the best dressed competition, at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Anna Geary at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Kate Nally McCormack, from Ballymahon, Co. Longford at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Kate Nally McCormack, from Ballymahon, Co. Longford, winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition with judges, Anna Geary and Triona McCarthy at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Kate Nally McCormack, from Ballymahon, Co. Longford, winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition with judges, Anna Geary and Triona McCarthy at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Judges of the Bollinger best dressed competition, Anna Geary, right and Triona McCarthy at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Anna Geary brought some drama to the Punchestown Races with her eye-catching look.

The Cork GAA star (30) is proof that racing style doesn't fit into one easy aesthetic that includes elbow length gloves and a frilled umbrella. She chose an ankle grazing ruffled monochrome dress by V vy Very for Littlewoods, complemented with a feathered headpiece by Tina Hemlock, for the festivities on Tuesday.

Anna Geary at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Anna Geary at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers

Geary, who became a household name during her time on Dancing With The Stars, was leading the hunt for the best dressed lady yesterday alongside beauty journalist Triona McCarthy, and lived up to the expectation of a style-seeking judge.

Kate Nally McCormack, from Ballymahon, Co. Longford, emerged victorious yesterday, scooping a magnum of Bollinger and will be put forward for the best dressed finals on Friday.

She chose a floaty Self Portrait dress, the 'Warrior Crown' headpiece by Suzanne Ryan Millinery, topped off with a Zara clutch and a pair of nude Rockstud heels by Valentino.

The winner of this year's best dressed wins a VIP trip for two at the Bollinger Estate in France, a Michelin-starred dining and a year’s supply of Bollinger.

Kate Nally McCormack, from Ballymahon, Co. Longford at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Kate Nally McCormack, from Ballymahon, Co. Longford at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers

For all the racing style from Punchestown Festival so far, check out our gallery below.

Bollinger best dressed Kate Nally Mc Cormac at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Bollinger best dressed Kate Nally Mc Cormac at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
From l to r are, Kerri Byrne, from Rathfarnham, Chloe Mooney, from Crumlin and Lorna Doyle, from Terenure pictured at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Maria Byrne, from Carlow at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Maria Byrne at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Judges of the Bollinger best dressed competition, Anna Geary, right and Triona McCarthy at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Emma Kiernan, Claire Campbell and Niamh Donlan at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Sisters, Emma Kiernan, Claire Campbell and Niamh Donlan, at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Finalists in the Bollinger best dressed lady competition from left to right are, Catherine Lundon, Mullingar, Niamh Dolan, Longford, Kate Nally McCormack, Longford, Jess Colbett, and Melissa Lyon, from Clane, Co. Kildare at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Kate Nally McCormack, from Ballymahon, Co. Longford, winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition with judges, Anna Geary and Triona McCarthy at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Kate Nally McCormack, from Ballymahon, Co. Longford, winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition with judges, Anna Geary and Triona McCarthy at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Linda Sheehan, left, Laois, Lorna Hennessy, Leixlip at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Kate Nally McCormack, from Ballymahon, Co. Longford at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Tamzo Doyle at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Ashley Reid, from Caragh, Co. Kildare at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Aisling Clinch, from Coolock at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Niav Reilly, from Laois, left and Siobhan Daly, from Kilkenny at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Anna Geary at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Anna Geary, a judge in the best dressed competition at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Anna Geary, a judge in the best dressed competition, at the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare. Picture: Damien Eagers
Gabrielle Dunne at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Tamso and David Cox at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Catherine London at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Irene Brady and Camilla Clarke at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Triona McCarthy at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Triona McCarthy at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Triona McCarthy and Anna Geary at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Marietta Doran with the Bollinger Judges, Triona McCarthy and Anna Geary at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Anna Geary at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Ashley Reid at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Niamh Donlon at the second day of the Punchestown racing festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Donna Macken, left and Rosie Kirk, from, Newry, at the first day at the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Rosie Fortescue and Marietta Doran at Punchestown. Picture: Patrick Browne
Alex Butler at the first day of the 2018 Punchestown festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Alex Butler at the first day of the 2018 Punchestown festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Rosie Fortescue at the first day of the 2018 Punchestown festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Rosie Fortescue at the first day of the 2018 Punchestown festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Derville Meade at Punchestown. Picture: Patrick Browne
Paula Mc Cormac and Michelle Fallon at the first day of the 2018 Punchestown festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Rosie Fortscue, judge in the best dressed lady competition at the first day at the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
From l to r are, Ally McParland, Newry, Sarah McEvoy, Newry, at the first day at the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
From l to r are Paula McCormack, from Tipperary, Michelle Fallon, from Newbridge and Laura Doogue, Kilkenny at the first day at the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Tina Coyne at the first day of the 2018 Punchestown festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Alex Butler at the first day of the 2018 Punchestown festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Sarah Dunne at the first day of the 2018 Punchestown festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Niamh Lawlor, from Crookstown, Co. Kildare at day one of the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare Picture: Damien Eagers
From l to r are, Ally McParland, Newry, Emma Curtis, Meath and Sarah McEvoy, Newry, at day one of the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare Picture: Damien Eagers
Claier Caneron at the first day of the 2018 Punchestown festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Denise, right and Andrea Walsh, from Clane, Kildare at the first day at the first day at the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Kathy Langley, a Milliner from Tipperary at the first day at the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Best dressed Judge, Sophie White at the first day at the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Alex Butler, centre, from Middleton, Cork, winner of the best dressed competition for day 1 with judges Rosie Fortscue, right, and Sophie White at the first day at the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Rosie Fortscue, judge in the best dressed lady competition at the first day at the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Alex Butler, from Middleton, Cork winner of the best dressed, at the first day at the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Alex Butler, from Middleton, Cork winner of the best dressed for the first day at the Punchestown Races
Aoife daffy, from Dundrum, Kildare at the first day at the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Aoife Daffy, from Dundrum, at the first day at the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Niamh Lawlor, from Crookstown, Co. Kildare at the first day at the Punchestown Races. Picture: Damien Eagers
Aisling Kelleher, Cork, Tina Coyne, Cork and Niamh Kenny from Kerry at day one of the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare Picture: Damien Eagers
RTE's Evanne Ni Chuilinn at day one of the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare Picture: Damien Eagers
Lorna Doogue (Kilkenny) at the first day of the 2018 Punchestown festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Donna Mackin at the first day of the 2018 Punchestown festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Emma Curtis at day one of the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare Picture: Damien Eagers
From l to r, are Aoife Crowley, Mary Clare and Carol Stanley, at day one of the Punchestown Races in Co. Kildare Picture: Damien Eagers
Rosie Kirk at the first day of the 2018 Punchestown festival. Picture: Michael Chester

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