Irish pipers win 2010 World Pipe Band Championships

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London, Aug 15 (ANI): The St Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band, a Grade One pipe band based in Dublin, Ireland, have been crowned World Pipe Band Champions after a record-breaking event at the Glasgow Green.

More than 53,000 people watched the band lift the title in its centenary year.

Pipe Major Terry Tully said the band spent three days celebrating its 100th year and that the party for winning the championship might go on even longer.

"I never dreamt I'd be doing this and I think it was consistency that helped us along. It's fantastic. I feel fantastic," the Scotsman quoted him as saying.

"I'm lost for words. to do this in our centenary year just caps the whole thing off. We'll certainly have a party."

Ian Embelton from the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association said: "Every year the standard of competition is so high, but the fans this year have seen something extra special.

Another Irish band, Field Marshall Montgomery, were runners-up and West Lothian's Bathgate and Boghall Caledonia Pipe Band finished third. (ANI)

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