Dr. Diarmuid O'Hurley Pipe Band, Cashel

NEWS

2014
September: Practise has resumed for pipers and drummers. The band AGM took place on 29th September and elected a new comittee to baring the band into our 80th year in 2015.

July: Our competition season for 2014 ended with the All Ireland Championships in New Ross. The band finished 6th overall, joint 1st in piping. This achievement followed very consistent results all season. 2nd at the Malahide and Howth contests, 1st at the South of Ireland and Munster Contests and Munster Drumming Champions. We also travelled to the UK Championships in Stormont, Belfast. We took no prize that day but had a great performance and left Northern Ireland very happy.
 
May: The official opening ceremony of our band hall took place on the 11th May. A plaque was unveiled in honour of the contributions made by so many in making it a reality.

April: To mark the Millennium year of the death of Brian Boru we took part at the To Crown a King Festival at the Rock of Cashel.

March: 13 pipers and 11 drummers took part in 5 parades in 3 days for St. Patrick's Day. 

January: Sean Moloney has been appointed as Pipe Major at last months AGM.
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2013
September: A difficult competition season has come to an end for the band.  The beginning of the season saw our Bass & Tenor drummers win top spot at the first competition of the season in Lisburn Co. Antrim. We also achieved 3rd prize in the East of Ireland Championships in Dublin. The band also competed at the Ulster championships in Antrim in August and the Malahide Bands Competition in September. 

May:  RIP Larry Flynn Jr: It is with huge sadness we must announce the death of Larry Flynn Jr late of Cashel and Queensland, Australia, aged 41 years. Larry played in the Dr. O'Hurley Pipe Band from age 7 when he was taught by his father, Pipe Major Larry Flynn Sr. He was renowned for his piping talents and achieved many successes at solo level in Ireland and remained a faithful member of the band right up to his departure to Australia in 1995 to teach piping. He returned to Cashel in 2004 for a brief spell and resumed playing with his home band before departing once more to Australia where he played in many high-profile, successful pipe bands. Larry was most recently a member of the Queensland Police Pipes & Drums. Larry Jr's ashes returned to Cashel and were interred in the local cemetery where the band he played in for so many years gave him the farewell he had earned and deserved. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family in Cashel and Australia. May he Rest in Peace. 
 

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2012
December:  The band took part in a number of events in Cashel to keep the Christmas spirit alive. The annual Church Gate Collection and Christmas Bag-Packing appeal gave us a much needed lift in funds to run the band for 2013. Thanks to all who supported us
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July: The band finished 5th at the All Ireland Championships in Ballina Co. Mayo. Click the link below to view:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QExhyMQd4ys&list=UUxAqfQ7-oGttaSyZuZsouvg&index=1&feature=plcp 

JuneA good day was also had at the South of Ireland championship in Cobh. The band had a 7 new members making their competitive debut. The band came 1st piping and 2nd place overall. Also, On Saturday 23rd June the band competed in Northern Ireland for the first time since 2009. 

March: 9 young people from the local primary schools all made their début with the band on St. Patrick's Day. Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXAGCxo3hYg to view a video  

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2011

April: A night of celebration in recognition of the 60 years of service given to the band by Mr. James Whelan was held at Feehan's in Cashel on Friday 29th April. Members and friends past and present were in attendance as presentations were made on behalf of the Irish Pipe Band Association and of the Dr. O'Hurley Pipe Band. Also a piece of music, specially composed for the occasion was presented to James and played for the first time. Pipe Major Larry Flynn also received a long service award from the IPBA in recognition of his 35 years of service to the Cashel Pipe Band.

May: Cashel welcomed delegates from several European countries as it hosted the European Rural Charter Conference. Dr. O'Hurley Pipe Band lead the parade of delegates through the town to officially begin proceedings.

August: From a total of six competition performances, the band received two 1st places, two 2nd places and two 3rd places, with the drum corps having two 1st places and four 2nd places.

November: Band instructor Sean Moloney has won the prestigious 'Highland Society of London Targee' award for Amateur Piping at the Scottish Piping Society of London's annual solo competition on the 5th of November. More information can be found at www.scottishpipingsocietyoflondon.co.uk 

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2010

June:The  achieved second prize in Grade 4B MAP competition at the Southern Championships at Cobh, Co. Cork.

May: The band were proud to play at the Europe Day celebrations in Cashel Town Plaza. Below are links to our performances.

Boys of Fairhill Set: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtLWJwQq0Y8

Dawning of the Day Set : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaobG0tvyDE&feature=related

August: The band traveled to Glasgow to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships as part of our 75th Anniversary Celebrations.

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2009

June: 2nd place, Munster Championships

July: 3rd Place, Leinster Championships.

Also, the band took part in the Cashelised  live music festival for the 2nd year in a row with a parade through the town and a recital in the Town Plaza in front of a very appreciative audience of locals and tourists alike.

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2008: 

July: 3RD PLACE ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIPS, GRADE 4B


 

looking forward!

2010 : Dr. O'Hurley celebrates 75 years in existance

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