Choir bag Eddie Gray Cup

The senior choir from St Kieran's College, who won the Eddie Gray Memorial Cup at the recent Kilkenny Music Festival.
St Kieran’s College senior choir won the Eddie Gray Memorial Cup at the recent Kilkenny Music Festival.

St Kieran’s College senior choir won the Eddie Gray Memorial Cup at the recent Kilkenny Music Festival.

This is the second time in recent years that St Kieran’s haver captured this prestiguous trophy. Great credit is due to all of the lads and to their music teachers Aisling Phelan and Jean FitzPatrick.

The winning performance was in the ‘Sacred’ competition where the lads performed ‘The Holy Heart’. The senior choir later performed the Beach Boys number ’I get around’, while the Junior Choir also excelled with their performance of ‘True Colours’.

Congratulations must also go to the students who achieved great success with individual performances during the festival. A list of prize winners from St Kieran’s College during the Kilkenny Music Festival 2013:

Senior choir, first prize, Eddie Gray Memorial Cup; senior choir, highly commended, Ann P Smithwick Cup; Patrick Kennedy (third year ), commended, Francis Kearney Trophy (u-15 piano) and also highly commended, The Kit O’ Toole Perpetual Cup (u-17 Piano); Jack Teehan (TY) and Patrick Kennedy (third year), second prize, Sarah Connolly Memorial Cup (u-17 piano duet), Niall Brennan (third year), first prize, Eddie O’ Carroll Memorial Cup (u-16 clarinet); John Rice (fifth year), first prize, The Donal McDonald Trophy (senior clarinet); James Nugent (third year), second prize, AIB Cup (u-15 brass – trumpet); Conor Lowe (fifth year), third prize – Ellen Ritter Memorial Cup (senior saxophone); Ciaran Fennelly (fifth year) – first prize – Teresa Ann Murphy Memorial Cup (voice); Danny Burke (fifth year) – highly 
commended – Teresa Ann Murphy Memorial Cup (voice).