THE Hillsborough Parish Church bell-ringers
have won the all Ireland bell-ringing contest at St Canice's
Led by team captain Simon Walker, they bested
teams from the length and breadth of Ireland including
Carrickfergus, Skibereen, Limerick, Dublin and Kilkenny itself.
A valuable member of the team was Rachel
McIlwrath, a Lisburn teacher who only took up ringing in Ireland
in 2003, following a Star report of Hillsborough's last victory
The team also won the NI District annual
'striking' contest, which took place in Ballymena at Easter.
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The ringers (from left)
Alistair Jameson, Rachel Mcllwrath, William
Chapman, Harry Shortt, Simon Walker (capt),
Stan Scott, Edmund White and Daryl Jameson.