Thousands brave the wind and rain for the 49th Limerick International…

first_imgEmail Members of Charlotte Catholic High School Band. Photo: Cian ReinhardtCHARLOTTE Catholic High School, North Carolina, USA have been named as the overall winners of the 49th Limerick International Band Championship – Ireland’s only marching band competition.Thousands of spectators braved the rain and wind in Limerick City as they cheered and supported the 1,300 musicians from 20 bands who took part in this year’s event.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Bands from the United States, Estonia, England, Northern Ireland, Limerick and across Ireland marched down O’Connell Street in Limerick as part of the Limerick St Patrick’s Festival 2019.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr James Collins said, “There was high energy and high entertainment.  The people of Limerick came out to support it again despite the weather.  The rain didn’t stop anybody having fun, it was fantastic.”“It is a great event for Limerick.”The band was presented with the Kenneally Jewellers Perpetual Trophy as overall winners of the championship.The winners in the other categories were:Best International Band – Slippery Rock University Marching Pride Band, PennsylvaniaBest Youth Band – Banna Chluain Meala, ClonmelBest Local Band – Newcastle West Pipe BandBest Musical Performance – The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, New JerseyBest Uniform – Mullingar Town BandMost Entertaining Performance – Clondalkin Youth BandSpecial Judges’ Award (Pipe Band) – Killorglin and District Pipe BandSpecial Judges’ Award – Friendship Band, Northern IrelandSpecial Judges’ Award – Glen Ridge High School, New JerseyBands performed at the reviewing stand for three minutes as part of the judging process with the winners announced at Arthur’s Quay Park following the competition.Photo: Cian ReinhardrtPerformances at the 49th Limerick International Band Championship were judged by an international panel consisting of: Prof Stan Michalski, Cindy Scheid, Dr James Standland, Evelyn Grant and Niall Carroll.The head judge, Prof Michalski said, “It was outstanding due to the weather to see all the musicians so enthused.  We were very much impressed.  It would have been especially difficult for those playing the woodwind instruments.  The musicians playing the brass instruments would get away with it.  We had snow last year, rain this year – next year it’s going to be sunshine!”“I want to congratulate all the bands for taking the opportunity to walk through the entire parade, because it was very difficult on the instrumentalists with the weather being so wet.” Print NewsCommunityEntertainmentMusicVideoThousands brave the wind and rain for the 49th Limerick International Band ChampionshipBy Staff Reporter – March 19, 2019 1090 Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleThe Breakdown EP94: Six Nations Post Mortem & Throwing the Baby Out with the BathwaterNext articleFresh Film Festival announces 2019 programme Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

University of Limerick shows pride of place with rainbow flag

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGSCommunityLGBTLimerick City and CountyNewsPride Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook Twitter Advertisement Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNIVERSITY of Limerick has today hoisted an LGBTQ+ Pride Flag on the iconic UL flagpoles, the tallest flagpoles in the country at the entrance to the UL campus.  The flag was specially commissioned to support the Limerick Pride festival running from Friday, July 5th – Sunday 14th, 2019, with the Limerick LGBTQ Parade taking place on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald said: ‘I have always felt that a University should be the natural home of diversity.  Not only should we accept diversity in all of its forms but we want to actively support and foster diversity among our community.  I am very happy to have the Pride flag now flying on the tallest flagpoles in Ireland here at University of Limerick.’Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL student and ‘Out in UL’ President Orla McDermott welcomed the flying of the Pride Flag from the iconic UL flagpoles for the first time. “It is great to see our University celebrating the diversity of students and staff by proudly flying the rainbow flag during pride week in Limerick.  This show of solidarity is particularly important on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that sparked the fight for equality.  This shows that UL is continuing to work towards all students being able to proudly be who they truly are in our University.”center_img Email Previous articleEY matching Limerick city’s ambitious growthNext articleTests underway on GAA water supply after Limerick, Wexford, and Kerry camogie players “feel ill” Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin NewsCommunityVideoUniversity of Limerick shows pride of place with rainbow flagBy Staff Reporter – July 2, 2019 321 Print WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more