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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



Bell ringing success for Hillsborough parish team

THE Hillsborough Parish Church bell-ringers have won the all Ireland bell-ringing contest at St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny.

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 in 2003.

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. US21-772SP

Ulster Star