03 September 2017
Celtic Crusaders from Mullingar are the Irish Champions after their win at Castletown Geoghegan GAA Club, Castletown, Geoghegan, CO. Westmeath.
Celtic Crusaders started their season at Rasteder Musiktage and have increased their score throughout the year, achieving a score of 56.20 at the Irish Marching Bands Association Championships on Saturday 2nd September. This is the first time in the bands history they have won an All Ireland Championship.
Recently the Irish Marching Bands Association were saddened to lose their close friend and Honoury Vice President Jim Carrigan. The Jim Carrigan memorial cup was presented to the Irish Champions - Celtic Crusaders.
As part of the Championships saw the very first performance of the Vikings Cadet Corps from Tallaght, Dublin
Scores from the Irish Marching Bands Association Championships :
Celtic Crusaders - 56.20
Vikings Drum Corps - 49.50
Inbhear Mor Performance Ensemble - 48.30
On Saturday 30th September both Inbhear Mor Performance Ensemble and Vikings Drum Corps will be competing in the DCE European Championships (Highlight of the European Music Games)