Jody Gallagher’s song “Day’s Gonna Come” took the top award at Glinsk in 2007. The song was very much born of the ‘green agenda’ and was a timely reminder of the need for all of us to play our part in protecting our fragile environment. Jody received the “Gannon Brothers Crystal trophy” from Mr Alan Gannon and the winning cheque from Tony McTighe of IMRO. All finalists received trophies courtesy of “Ward & Burke Construction” and the orchestra for the night was sponsored by the Cuddy family.
Runner-up on the night was “You & Everything Else” composed by Bellefire girls Ciara and Cathy Newell and performed on the night by Neasa Newell. For Neasa, it was a dream come true as she had first attended the Glinsk Song Contest when she was just three years old and had always harboured a wish to perform on the Glinsk stage.
Third prize went to Gerry Henderson from Belturbet in Co. Cavan with his song “Time Flies”
The winner in 1996 was Wicklow Songwriter, Marian McEvoy with “Last stop for 25 Miles”