Awards handed out for St Patrick’s Day win­ners

Bray People - - THE NOTEBOOK -

THE win­ners of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Pa­rade in Bray were pre­sented with their awards last week at the Town Hall.

Best Over­all went to The Laramie and Kelly Walsh High School Choir, Best Com­mu­nity went to Lak­ers Sports & Recre­ational Club, Best Band went to Stack­steads Boomerang Band (from the UK), Best Art & Ex­hi­bi­tion went to Sig­nal Arts Cen­tre, Best Sports went to Bray Em­met's and Best Open went to Clas­sic Amer­i­can Car's.

‘ The Fes­ti­val is grow­ing ev­ery year, we had some re­ally great events on over the weekend and ev­ery­one in the town seemed to re­ally en­joy them,’ said Chair- man of the fes­ti­val com­mit­tee Mick Glynn.

‘We were very lucky with the great weather which at­tracted record num­bers to all of our events. The pa­rade was our largest to date and had more floats, colour and mu­sic than ever be­fore.’

‘ This year's fes­ti­val was a great suc­cess,’ said Rory Benville, Pres­i­dent of Bray & District Cham­ber of Com­merce.

‘We had a lot of free events on which catered for all ages. I would like to thank all the vol­un­teers in­volved in plan­ning and or­gan­is­ing such a fan­tas­tic fes­ti­val.

‘ I would also like to thank all the par­tic­i­pants for tak­ing part.’

The Best March­ing/Uni­form award is handed to Paddy Mur­phy on be­half of The Stack­steads Boomer­nag Band by Rory Benville, Pres­i­dent Bray Cham­ber; Cllr Tracy O'Brien, Cathaoir­leach Bray Town Coun­cil; and PJ Minogue.

The Best Com­mu­nity award goes to Bray Lak­ers (L-R) Mark Car­rick, Donal O'Mahoney, Eu­gene Fin­negan, Brian O'Mahoney. Front: Sad­hbh Rogan Mur­phy, Mar­ian O'Rourke, Ross Brett, Cllr Tracy O'Brien, Cathaoir­leach, Bray Town Coun­cil; Molly Car­rick.

Best over­all en­try went to the Laramie and Kelly Walsh High Schools (L-R) Rory Benville, Pres­i­dent of Bray Cham­ber, Colin Wynne from Abbey Tours, Cllr Mick Glynn, Cllr Tracy O'Brien, Cathaoir­leach of Bray Town Coun­cil.

Best Sports win­ners Bray Em­mets (L-R) Eleanor Car­roll Hayes, Jane But­ler, Philip Han­ni­gan, Cllr Tracy O'Brien, Bray Town Coun­cil; Gary Prunty, Amy But­ler, Shauna Ryan, Rory Benville, Pres­i­dent Bray Cham­ber. Front: Laura But­ler, Nathan Prunty, Adam Prunty, Jamie Ryan, Emily Ryan.

Cllr Mick Glynn thanks mem­bers of Bray Cam­era Club for their cov­er­age of the pa­rade (L-R) Gerry Kelly, Paul Garry, John O'Sul­li­van, Pres­i­dent, Cllr Mick Glynn, Elis Taves, Frank McGowan

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