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Glinsk Waltzes to 21st Anniversary.(July 2009)


The 21st Anniversary Glinsk Old-Time Waltzing competition for the Mary Tiernan trophy was held in the Glencastle Lounge on Sunday night last.  A large attendance enjoyed a great night’s competition to the music of Dene Lane and Gracelands.  Glinsk Ladies Club have been successfully organising this competition since the untimely death of Mary Tiernan and so it was fitting that Husband Johnny Tiernan was in attendance this year as he celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends.


Adjudicators on the night were Mary Kelly(Kilkenny) and 2008 winners Olive and David Clarke(Tipperary)


The “Mary Tiernan Open” Old-time Waltz competition was won by Mary Small and Chris Beirne, Second place went to Ronan Kelly and Elizabeth Fallon, Third was Joe and Evelyn Kelly with Fourth going to Joe and Helena Fallon.


The “Mick McGann”(Confined) was won by Mary Small and Chris Beirne, Second was Joe and Helena Fallon, Third went to Joe and Evelyn Kelly with Fourth prize going to Marty and Margaret Farragher.

In the “Ladies Waltz” the winners were Mary Small and Evelyn Kelly, Second was Ann Kelly and Elizabeth Fallon and Third was Mary Gaffney and Melissa Newman.

The “Buck’s Waltz” went to Ronan Kelly and Marty Farragher, second was Joe Fallon and Chris Beirne and among the prize-winners were Michael Quinn and Liam Mannion.




Winners for 2009 in both the "Mary Tiernan" Open Old-Time Waltz competition and in the "Mick McGann" confined section were Mary Small and Chris Beirne seen here with Adjudicator, Mary Kelly.

Celia Dowd of Glinsk Ladies Club presents 2nd Prize in the Mary Tiernan Competition to
Ronan Kelly and Elizabeth Fallon.


Third Prize in the Open "Mary Tiernan" Competition went to Joe and Evelyn Kelly

They are seen here with Mary Kelly(Adjudicator - Kilkenny)


In the Mick McGann Competition, 4th Prize went to Marty and Margaret Farragher

seen here with Adjudicator, Olive Clarke(Adjudicator-Tipperary)


Winners of the "Ladies Waltz" competition were Mary Small and Evelyn Kelly.

Celia Dowd presented them with their trophy.

Third Prize went to Melissa Newman and Mary Gaffney seen here with Olive Clarke.


Winners of the "Buck's Waltz" were Marty Farragher and Ronan Kelly.


Among the Prize-winners in the "Buck's Waltz" were Liam Mannion and Michael Quinn.


Johnny Tiernan with daughter Marie and son, Michael who celebrated his 90th Birthday on the week-end of the Old-Time Waltz Competiton in July 2009.

Pat Neary received a "Hall of Fame" award at the 2009 Old Time Waltz Competition.  He is pictured here receiving his award from Mary Kelly Adjudicator - Also in picture is his daughter Marian and grand-daughter Fiona.

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