Clare collect 12 All-Ireland titles as Fleadh maintains its hold over Ennis

Clare collect 12 All-Ireland titles as Fleadh maintains its hold over Ennis


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A busy O’Connell St. Pic c/o Fleadh Cheoil

It was another eventful day in Ennis as Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann continued to take centre-stage.

Competitions ran throughout the day with more still to take place on Sunday. Further All-Ireland titles were secured by the County with Tulla’s Cushla Murphy winning the U12 Fiddle competition, in the U12 Flute Clare finished in first and second with Clarecastle/Ballyea duo Rebecca Griffin victorious followed by Eileen Costelloe. Rebecca collected another title in the U12 Flute Show Airs. Tubber’s Liam Clancy won two titles namely the Lilting and Whistling competitions which were both U12.

Crusheen welcomes home an All-Ireland champion following the success of Caleb Mahony in the U12 Concertina. Mahony teamed up with Eanna Gantley in the U12 Duets for a second place finish. Tulla’s Sinead Mulqueen won the U18 Concertina and the U18 Accompaniment with fellow parishioner Gearoid McNamara in third place. Tulóg were named the Best Céilí Group (12-15) followed by Corofin representative in third spot. Tigh Na Coille, of Craobh na Coradh won the Grúpaí Ceol competition for those aged 12-15. Miltown won the Mixed Full Set O18 competition with Tulla victorious in the 035 equivalent.

Jamie Garrihy had to settle for second place in the U12 Melodeon and third place in the U12 Button Accordion. Aisling Moroney of Scattery Island was second in the U12 whistle and the U12 Irish Harp. Ennistymon’s Arlene O’Sullivan finished third in the 15-18 Mouth Organ. Liam Clancy came second in the U12 Amhráin Bhéarla while Liam Jones was third in the U18 Lilting.

Church bells rang in the Cathedral for the wedding of Damien Tobin and Eileen Barry, the church located in the heart of Ennis has been a busy site over the past week and the ceremony went off without a hitch thanks to a Garda Escort for the happy couple.

Seamus Connolly returned to the County for the Fleadh and the US resident was today’s featured artist for the Fidil Beo Series. The Hounds of Ulster brought their unique sounds to Glór while a celebration of the Flanagan brothers also took place in the venue. Maura O’Connell and Stockton’s Wing didn’t disappoint in their anticipated collaboration which took place at The Shannon Aerodome.

Fleadh TV airs on TG4 each night of the competition with big audiences tuning in.

Eamon Ward was on hand to witness the music before today’s wedding while Gary Collins was on the streets.

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