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14th August

The 2016 title went to the Field Marshal Montgomery with Inverary & District in the runner up spot,followed closely by the St.Laurence O'Toole in third.
The O'Toole's drum corp retained the title they won at the 2015 Championships  - this is the third time in total they have won the Worlds under Drum Sgt. Stephen Creighton,a fantastic achievement and congratulations to Stephen and his crew.

The full result of both MSR and Medley are below 

1st Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,4,2)
2nd Inveraray & District (4,2,2,1)
3rd St. Laurence O’Toole (2,4,1,4)
4th ScottishPower (2,5,3,8)
5th Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia (5,3,7,5)
6th Police Scotland Fife (6,7,6,7)
Judges: Harry Stevenson, Alan Ronaldson (piping); Gordon Craig (drumming); Jennifer Hutcheon (ensemble)

1st Inveraray & District (2,2,5,1)
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,6,2)
3rd St. Laurence O’Toole (5,6,1,4)
4th Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia (3,8,3,3)
5th ScottishPower (4,3,8,6)
6th Police Scotland Fife (9,9,2,8)
Judges: Ronnie McShannon, Jim Wark (piping); Sandy Steele (drumming); John MacInnes (ensemble)

Listen to the O'Toole's medley performance below :

St.Laurence O'Toole @ The World Championships 2016


30th July

Inveraray & District were announced the winners of the 2016 Scottish Pipe Band Championship, the fourth of the five major contests on the RSPBA circuit,taking straight first from all four judges. 

O'Toole's took the runner up spot with what was a very solid performance of our number two MSR - Highland Wedding, MacBeth's Strathspey and The Smith of Chilliechassie.
Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia raced back up the prizes with a third.
Field Marshal Montgomery finished in fourth position. 
Police Scotland Fife got into the prizes for the first time in 2016 with a sixth. 

Full results for all grades can be found on the RSPBA website

Grade 1 (MSR, 12 entered)
1st Inveraray & District (1,1,1,1)
2nd St. Laurence O’Toole (2,3,4,2)
3rd Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia (5,2,3,3)
4th Field Marshal Montgomery (3,4,6,4)
5th ScottishPower (4,5,5,6)
6th Police Scotland Fife (7,7,2,7)

Tony Sloane and John Connor (piping)
Greg Dinsdale (drumming)
Joe Noble (ensemble)

St.Laurence O'Toole : Runner Up @ The Scottish Championships 2016


23rd July
Grade One result from the recent Ulster's at the Castle Gardens,Antrim.......a carbon copy of the All Ireland result !

Grade 1 : Overall
1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd St. Laurence O’Toole
Drumming : St.Laurence O'Toole

1st St. Laurence O’Toole (ens.pref.) (2,2,1,1)
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,2,2)
Judges: Winston Pollock, Alvis Kerr (piping); Stuart Coils (drumming); Gordon Craig (ensemble)

1st Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,2,1)
2nd St. Laurence O’Toole (2,2,1,2)
Judges: Harry Stevenson, Gordon Lawrie (piping); Ian Lawson (drumming); John Moles (ensemble)

St.Laurence O'Toole - Medley @ Ulster Pipe Band Championships 2016


2nd July
The Grade One title for 2016 went to the Field Marshal Montgomery,who edged us out for the overall title, one week after O’Toole's beat FMM at the European Championships at Forres, Scotland. 
FMM won the medley event, while O’Toole's took the MSR and drumming prizes.

Grade 1 : Overall
1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd St. Laurence O’Toole
3rd Bleary & District
4th Ravara
Drumming: St. Laurence O’Toole

1st Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,2,1)
2nd St. Laurence O’Toole (2,2,1,2)
3rd Ravara (ens.pref) (4,4,3,3)
4th Bleary & District (3,3,4,4)
Judges: John Wilson, Ian Wood (piping); Jim Baxter (drumming); Alan Ronaldson (ensemble)

1st St. Laurence O’Toole (ens.pref.) (2,2,1,1)
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,2,2)
3rd Bleary & District (3,3,4,3)
4th Ravara (4,4,3,4)
Judges: Cameron Edgar, Colin Moffett (piping); Ciaran Mordaunt (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)

St.Laurence O'Toole - MSR @ All Ireland Pipe Band Championships 2016
St.Laurence O'Toole - Medley @ All Ireland Pipe Band Championships 2016


25th June
O'Tooles emerged victorious at the 2016 European Pipe Band Championship at Forres, near Inverness in the north of Scotland. 
It was the first major championship victory of the year for the band , bouncing back,in style,from the disappointment of a sixth prize at the UK Championship two weeks before.
Full results for all grades can be found on the RSPBA website.

Check out the competition review by Rab Wallace on Piping Press

Grade 1
1st St. Laurence O’Toole (1,1,2,1)
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (2,3,2,2)
3rd Inveraray & District (4,2,1,3)
4th Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia (3,4,6,4)
5th ScottishPower (5,5,7,5)
6th Spirit of Scotland (ens.pref.) (6,7,5,6)

Adjudicators :
Robert Mathieson
John McCarlie
Alexander Russell
Gordon Lawrie 

St.Laurence O'Toole PB  - European Champions 2016

Another fine recording by "dronechorus" capturing  the band's winning performance of our number 2 medley. The Donegal Lass, Shelley's Jig, Boolavogue, Haydee Grant, Calum Campbell of Benbecula, Hogties, The Pile Driver and Arnish Light..............enjoy !


11th June

The O'Toole's had what felt like a very solid run on the day,but the judges didn't appear to warm to it and the band finished up in sixth place overall.....thanks to a second place in drumming.

Congratulations to Field Marshal Montgomery who emerged as the 2016 UK Pipe Band Championship,retaining their title from 2015. 
Spirit of Scotland won the drumming and Scottish Power moved up the rankings again with a third place overall,on ensemble preference.
It was the second of five major championships in the the RSPBA season, with the next being the European at Forres, Scotland, on June 25th.
Full results for all grades can be found on the RSPBA website

Grade 1 (MSR, 13 entered)
1st Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,3,1)
2nd Inveraray & District (3,4,4,3)
3rd Scottish Power (ens.pref.) (4,2,7,2)
4th Spirit of Scotland (5,5,1,4)
5th Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia (2,3,6,5)
6th St. Laurence O’Toole (7,7,2,7)

Judges : 
Donald MacPhee and John Wilson (piping); 
Alex Dudgeon (drumming)
John Moles (ensemble)

Here's the dronechorus video of the band's performance on the day and also the official RSPBANI audio recording on Soundcloud.


Inveraray & District won the 2016 British Championship, the first of the RSPBA’s five major competitions, at St. James Playing Field at Paisley, Scotland. The event was held in mostly dry but breezy weather, around 16C, but St. Laurence O’Toole and Spirit of Scotland were hit with a sudden downpour of rain. 
It was the first RSPBA competition judged by Terry Lee, the former Simon Fraser University Pipe Band pipe-major. 
The contest also marked the return of the Grade 1 Spirit of Scotland, which had not competed since the 2008 World Championships.

Full results for all grades can be found on the RSPBA website

Grade 1 
1st Inveraray & District 
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery 
3rd St.Laurence O’Toole 
4th ScottishPower 
5th Spirit of Scotland 
6th Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia 

Ian Wood and Terry Lee (piping)
Paul Turner (drumming)
Jim Baxter (ensemble)


16th May 2016
It was sunny and cool at Bangor, the first event of the RSPBA’s season that drew more than one Grade 1 band.
St. Laurence O’Toole started strong with a win over Field Marshal Montgormery.
The event marked the debut in the top grade of Bleary & District, taking a second in drumming.

Grade 1 (medley,three competed)

1 - St. Laurence O’Toole (1,2,1,2)
2 -  Field Marshal Montgomery (2,1,3,1)
3 -  Bleary & District (3,3,2,3)


John Wilson,Colin Moffett (piping)
Paul Brown (drumming)
Gordon Craig (ensemble)

The full results for all grades can be found on the RSPBANI website

St Laurence O'Toole PB @ Bangor 2016

A great start to the 2016 season for the O'Toole's with a win at the Ards & North Down Championships.

The band drew it's number one set :

Murdock McAllister
Boys of Ballymote
The Hen's March
Buntata's Sgadan
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
The Ferryman
Blond Haired Maid
The Ferryman


10th October 2015
The final venue for the 2016 Majors was recently announced as Paisley,so here's the full list as published on the RSPBA website.

British Championships - May 21st at Paisley
United Kingdom Championships - June 11th at Belfast
European Championships - June 25th at Grant Park, Forres
Scottish Championships - July 30th at Levengrove Park, Dumbarton
World Championships - August 12th/13th at Glasgow Green, Glasgow


23rd September 2015

Congratulations to all the O'Tooles pipers & drummers that took home some of the silverware from the above championships.

Mikey McKenna : 1st Senior Drumming
Eoin Rogers : 1st Juvenile Drumming (Under16)
Simon Grace : 2nd Junior Piping A
Jason McAlister : 2nd Piobaireachd B
Glen Creighton : 3rd Junior Drumming A
Stephen Creighton : 3rd Senior Drumming

Mikey McKenna 
All Ireland Senior Solo Drumming Champion 2015

Mikey's winning performing at the All Ireland Piping & Drumming Solos in Trinity Comprehensive School, Dublin 20/09/2015.


16th August 2015

Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia were named 2015 World Pipe Band Champions after a grueling two days of competitions at Glasgow Green.

The victory was the first for a Scottish band since Shotts won 10 years ago.Shotts and Dykehead won the overall title as an aggregate over Medley and March, Strathspey & Reel events against 11 other bands.

A surprising fourth-place to Field Marshal Montgomery ended the band’s four-year run of World’s victories and was the band’s lowest finish at a major championship in many years. The event was the final competition for Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe-Major Ross Walker, who earlier had informed his band that he would retire.

Full summaries for all grades can be found on the RSPBA website.

Grade 1 : Overall
1st Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia (Scotland)
2nd St. Laurence O’Toole (ens.pref.) (Ireland)
3rd Inveraray & District (Scotland)
4th Field Marshal Montgomery (Northern Ireland)
5th Simon Fraser University (Canada)
6th ScottishPower (Scotland)
Drumming: St. Laurence O’Toole

1st Shotts & Dykehead (3,1,2,2)
2nd St. Laurence O’Toole (2,4,1,3)
3rd Inveraray & District (4,3,3,1)
4th Field Marshal Montgomery (1,2,7,4)
5th ScottishPower (5,5,5,7)
6th Simon Fraser University (ens.pref.) (9,7,4,5)

Peter Snaddon, James Campbell (piping)
Paul Turner (drumming)
Gordon Lawrie (ensemble)

1st Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia (ens.pref.) (3,3,2,2)
2nd Inveraray & District (2,1,3,4)
3rd St. Laurence O’Toole (5,4,1,1)
4th Field Marshal Montgomery (1,2,8,3)
5th Simon Fraser University (4,5,6,8)
6th Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia (7,6,9,5)

Ken Eller, Dixie Ingram (piping)
David Brown (drumming)
Jim Baxter (ensemble)

St.Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band : MSR (Final) @ The World Pipe Band Championships 2015
St.Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band : Medley (Final) @ The World Pipe Band Championships 2015


26th July 2015

Held in warm & breezy,but slightly changeable conditions at Levengrove Park,Dumbarton,the band drew it's number two medley selection,which gained a 2,1,1,2 from the judges to emerge as winners by six points from Field Marshal Montgomery.St. Laurence O’Toole emerged as Scottish Champions for 2015,the band's first major championships win since the Worlds in 2010 and also the first for P/M Alen Tully,since taking over from his Dad,Terry,at the end of the 2013 season.

Drum Sgt. Stephen Creighton's drum corp also took the drumming prize,making it a very satisfying day indeed.........

A huge congratulations to all involved that made it happen on the day !!

Full summaries for Grade One can be found on the RSPBA website.

Grade 1 - Medley (12 competed)
1 - St. Laurence O’Toole (2,1,1,2)
2 - Field Marshal Montgomery (1,2,8,1)
3 - Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia (3,6,3,3)
4 - Scottish Power (7,3,2,5)
5 - Inveraray & District (4,4,6,4)
6 - Greater Glasgow Police Scotland (6,5,5,7)


Sam Young and Jim Wark (piping)
Greg Dinsdale (drumming)
John MacInnes (ensemble)

Scottish Champions 2015 : St.Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band

The Grade One Championship was a medley selection and this year's winner was St Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band from Dublin under Pipe Major Alen Tully. The band's drum corps under Drum Sergeant Stephen Creighton also took the Drumming Championship.
This season, the drum corps has also won the World Championship & European Championships and also retained their Champion of Champions title from the previous year.
The band's winning medley comprised the following tunes :

The Garb of Old Gaul
Boys of Ballymote
The Hen's March
Buntata's Sgadan
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
The Ferryman
Blond Haired Maid
The Ferryman

Many in the UK will be familiar with the band's opening march, The Garb of Old Gaul, from annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London where it is played as the slow march of the Scots Guards.
The tune was written by General John Reid (1721 - 1807), an officer in the Black Watch as a quick march (as played here).
The tune would not have been originally written for bagpipes, and its name comes from words which were added later.
John Reid was a gentleman amateur (in the 18th century sense) and an accomplished flute player and composer.
He left a considerable sum of money to Edinburgh University to fund a Music Professorship and the music department of the university is still known as the Reid School of Music.
The professorship seems to have now gone (replaced by the Tovey Professorship) but the university still features some of John Reid's music in an annual birthday concert in February.


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The Dawning of the Day : Live in Concert 2005 (CD)
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1910 - 2010

History of the band from 1910 to the present day.
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A "must have" for any fan of the band.


Images of the band from the past one hundred years.
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35 " x 23" in size


In 1910 a meeting was organised by the St. Laurence O'Toole Gaelic Athletic Association Club in the CBS school,Seville Place,Dublin.The main mover in forming the band was Frank Cahill.

Frank was for many years an Alderman of Dublin Corporation,and later a member of the new Irish Parliament (Dáil Éireann).Amongst those present at the meeting were Pádraig Pearse, Thomas Clarke, Sean McDermott, Arthur Griffith, Douglas Hyde (later to become the first President of Ireland),and the famous Irish playwright, Seán O'Casey.The first Secretary of the band was Seán O'Casey.The first President of the band was Thomas Clarke.Casey acted in many plays staged by the St.Laurence O'Toole Dramatic Society to raise money for the band .Michael Colgan (later a Senator) was the first Pipe Major.  

In 1918,the HQ of the band in 100 Seville Place,Dublin were acquired by the band.

During the Irish War of Independence 1918-1922,the HQ was attacked by the military on numerous occasions.Furnishings,fireplaces,etc. were ripped out and thrown out into the street.

During the Great Strike of 1913 in Dublin (wherein the Irish Trade Union movement had its origins) the band was set upon by mounted police in Lombard Street while leading a contingent of workers on a protest rally to Liberty Hall (Union HQ).Some of the band members were injured and their instruments smashed.

The band took part at the funerals of many of the leaders of the nationalist movement of the time including Thomas Ashe, O'Donovan Rossa, Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins.....the man who is credited with winning the War of Independence and with signing the Treaty which established the then Irish Free State .

Following the War of Independence and the subsequent Civil War,the band ceased to have any political affiliations.

The St. Laurence O'Toole band was the first band to broadcast from the newly formed Radio Éireann in the 1930's when the station was known as 2 R.N. and one of the earliest Pipe Bands to ever broadcast in Scotland, this was when the band first visited the Cowal Games in Dunoon in 1925.A concert was held in conjunction with the games and was broadcast on the B.B.C. Scottish Programme.

The St. Laurence O'Toole were also the first Irish band ever to visit England and America.On the formation of the IPBA in the 1930's,the O'Toole's were one of the first bands to join and have been an integral part of that organisation ever since.The St.Laurence O'Toole have taken part in many contests in Ireland and Scotland and at one time or another have won every major award for Piping and Drumming in Ireland.In 1958,the band won the All Ireland Senior Championships and in doing so also won the Open Drumming prize..The band was also successful in Scotland taking two first prizes the same year.

The Pipe Major of the band at that time was John Duggan and the Drum Sergeant was Frank Saunders , Snr.Other officials included James Fitzsimons,Johnny MacDonnell,Mick Lawless, Paddy MacDonnell,Frank Burns,Robert Kavanagh,Charles Stokes,Jimmy Fleming and Patrick Brady.Following the heady days of the 1950's the band began an unfortunate downward slide.Several members fell by the wayside due to commitments to the army and Pipe Major John Duggan resigned in 1967.

There was a further decline in membership and the band was not in a position to take part in competition .No new Pipe Major was appointed for some time but whenever a public engagement was undertaken,the late Tommy Tully acted as Pipe Major.Eventually,Tommy was elected as Pipe Major.Things got to such a dire state,however,at one stage that there were only four active members of the band left - Charlie Stokes,Seamus Casey, Tommy Tully,and Peter O'Rourke.These four men decided to make one last effort at reviving the band.

Seamus Casey brought his sons Eamonn and Dominic down to learn the pipes (Dominic later changed to the drums and was drum sergeant in the band for many years).Tommy Tully brought along his sons Terry (the legendary Pipe Major of the band and top class soloist) and Patrick.

New blood coming into the band gave a renewed interest to some of the older members and the band began to appear once again at contests.During the period of decline the band had been regraded to Grade 3.

In 1974,the band won the All Ireland in Grade 3 and were subsequently up-graded to Grade 2.

Tommy Tully gradually gave over the reins to his son Terry.At first,Terry just performed the role of band tuner while his father still called the shots.Eventually,Terry was to assume full control and bring the band on to become the top outfit in the Republic of Ireland. Sadly,Tommy Tully died in April 1984.Tommy was well known in the Pipe Band world as a 'character' and enlivened many an IPBA meeting with his observations and comments.In the introduction to his first book of tunes,Terry Tully cites his father Tommy as having been the major influence on his playing career. A great tribute indeed to a great stalwart of the Pipe Band scene in Ireland.Seamus Casey also died in 1984. Seamus,despite his years, continued to attend at band practices right up to the week before he died.

The pipers and drummers in the St. Laurence O'Toole didn't pick their dedication up off the ground,as they say here.The band celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 1985 and were to finish that year as Champion of Champions in Grade 2 in the IPBA.The trophy presented was,rather aptly,the Tommy Tully Memorial Trophy .

About this time,both Terry Tully and Ronan Maguire began to feature in solo contests.To date they have won several All Ireland Senior Solo Championships between them and many other competitions too numerous to mention here.1985 saw the band beginning to travel up North again for some 'real' competition and gradually began to feature in the prize lists.

In 1986,John Keogh took over as Drum Sergeant from Dominic Casey who had done sterling work up to that point.The band took 6th prize at the European Championship in Stranraer that year and played all the way back to the Ferryport, up into the ferry and all the way home.The improvement continued in 1987.The band took prizes in 17 out of 17 contests and finished 2nd in the World Championships in Glasgow.The band won thirteen out of fifteen contests outright including the Leinster,Ulster,All Ireland and Scottish Championships. The band also finished 3rd at the Cowal Championships in Dunoon.One placing higher in Dunoon that year would have seen O'Toole's as Champion of Champions in Grade 2 in Scotland.Has any one ever explained why one piping judge had the pipe corps 1st while the other piping judge had them 17th out of 22 bands ?? 

And you feel hard done by at times ??


In 1988, the band were again placed second at the Worlds and were subsequently upgraded to Grade 1.

1989 saw the band win its first Grade 1 contest,at Moira,beating Field Marshal Montgomery into second place - this was also the bands first outing in Grade 1. 

The band were narrowly beaten into second place at the All Ireland that year also,as the Moira result was reversed - the contest was recorded by Lismor Records and the album is now a collectors item.

In 1991,the St. Laurence O'Toole won the coveted Ulster Championships becoming the first band from the Republic of Ireland ever to do so and also take the Grade One event at the Pitlochry Games in Scotland.

Recognising the quality of their musical standard,the Irish government invited O'Toole's to the World Expo '92 in Seville,Spain along with such groups as The Chieftains.1992 also saw the band gain a 4th prize at the Cowal Championships in Dunoon.


O'Toole's suffer from the same problem as many Irish bands - lack of players to compete at the highest level. The IPBA only has 50-60 pipe bands spread over 26 counties ( i.e. approx. 24,000 square miles).

Players in O'Toole's sometimes have to make round trips of 200 miles plus to practice,at their own expense.

This is a logistics problem that is not easily solved.

 The band have regularly been in the prize list in Ireland but Scotland has been a tougher nut to crack - until 2002.This had been the band best season to date - with prizes gained at the All Ireland,European and British Championships and a very credible seventh at the World Championships (just outside the prize list).

The pipe corps have gone from strength to strength and the drum corp,now led by Stephen Creighton,are a real contender for major honours - they took the premier drumming prize at the All Ireland and became the first Republic of Ireland band since 1966 to do so.


The 2003 season was pretty impressive too - with prizes gained at three of the major championships in Scotland.After a shaky start at the first major (Dumbarton), the band when on to gain placings at the British , Cowal and European Championships - three 5th's in all.Narrowly lost out on the All Ireland title once again to the Field Marshal Montgomery.The band won the medley, best bass and tenor and also the drum corp retained their crown from the previous season.The winner on the day being decided on MSR piping preference as both bands were tied on overall points.The band also finished up 9th overall at the World Championships, winning the morning qualifying round with ease.

With a little more luck on the day the band could have finished in the overall prizes as they were 6th in the MSR in the final but too far down in the medley .

Unfortunately, it wasn't to be......


More great strides were made in 2004.The band for the first time in its history gaining prizes in all five major championships.Beginning with a 4th prize at the Scottish Championships in Dumbarton. At the British Championship in Turiff the band moved up another notch in the pecking order......taking 3rd.

Next up was the European Championships in Lisburn, and again the band went one better...........2nd.

Could the ultimate be achieved at the next major, the Worlds......????.Not quite, but a very credible 6th prize was gained and the celebrations continued long into the night(and next morning !!).

The band finished off the season at the Cowal Championships in Dunoon with a 3rd prize.

Next up, the All Ireland Solo Championships and again this proved very successful for the band players. Alen Tully and Stephen Creighton took both Senior Piping and Drumming. Stewart MacLeod took the Junior Piping and Conor Sherry finished joint 2nd in the Intermediate Drumming.

A very satisying season indeed.

The most notable achievement in 2006 was the drum corp winning the World Drumming Championships in Glasgow and also taking the Bass & Tenor Section title.The 2005, 2006 and 2007 seasons, saw the band maintaining it position as one of the World's best pipe band's.2005 was the year that the band recorded it's first album - live at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in August - it can be purchased direct from the band.The 2007 season saw the band winning it's first Grade One All-Ireland Championships since 1952 - a title which was also retained in 2008.Another highlight of the 2007 season was the band's invitation to perform our "Dawning of thd Day" concert at the Carnegie Music Hall,Pittsburgh.

It's 2008 that will go down in the band's history as it's defining moment - it's entry into the "big time".

Winning the Scottish and British Championships, runner-up in the European and Cowal Championships and 5th overall at the World Championships.This run of results saw the band crowned Grade One Champion of Champions (Supreme Champions) for the 2008 season - the first non RSPBA band ever to achieve the feat and the first new name on the trophy since 1960.

2009 saw the band maintain it's position at the top of Grade One, with solid results in all the major championships......runner up at the Scottish,European and Cowal Championships, plus the band's highest placing to date at the World Championships - 3rd.The drum corp also had a fantastic season with wins in the Scottish, European and All-Ireland Championships.The band also returned to the concert stage for the Pre-World's concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall - a complete sellout - recorded for posterity and available as both CD and DVD.As part of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary, we put together a history book for future generations plus a calendar & collage poster - each will, in time, become collectors items.To pay tribute to all those who have brought the band to where it is today, a celebratory dinner took place for past and present members in March.......... and the party went on for THREE DAYS !

The 2010 season started well with the band winning the European and All-Ireland Championships, but it also became historic for another reason - it saw the band achieve what is the pinnacle for pipe band's, winning the Grade One World Championship.

Our drum corp also achieved the top prize in all three championships.

At the end of the 2013 season,and after 30 years as Pipe Major,Terry handed over the reigns to his son,Alen,who has has more than hit the ground running.

In his first season,2014,he led the band to three successive 3rd placings in the British,UK and Scottish Championships.

Won his first All Ireland Championships and finished a very credible 3rd at the World Championships.

The 2015 season continued in he same vein,although this time the band was to win it's first major championships since 2010 - The Scottish Championships - and almost taking the big one in August,but had to settle for 2nd overall.

The drum corp though had another successful campaign,winning their third World Championships and also winning the Champion of Champions for the second year running.

The St. Laurence O'Toole repertoire includes a large selection of Irish traditional tunes and also tunes composed by our own members - (Terry,Dave Rickard ,Tim Farrelly,Gerry Hanlon, Alen Tully and Richard Magowan,to name but a few) and along with such bands as the 78th Fraser Highlanders from Toronto have done much to have Irish jigs,reels and hornpipes accepted as standard in pipe band selections.

Terry has also proven to be quite a composer,with top bands around the world playing his tunes and he has published four books - so far.

Not bad going for a band that started life in a small hall in Dublin City Centre  - - way back in 1910.



Pipe Major
Alen Tully

Drum Sgt.
Stephen Creighton

Pipe Sgt.
Brendan Murphy

Bass Drummer
John Dunne

P/M Emeritus
Terry Tully

Ronan Maguire

Gerry Hanlon

Kevin Rogers

Christopher Russell

Gavin Fairweather

David Markey

Ciaran Flood

Keith O'Malley

Simon Grace

Sean Maher

Chris Shearer

Craig Munro

Mick Roche

Alan MacPherson

Pat MacNamara

Brendan Murphy

Jason MacAlister

Jim Quirke

Marty Lavelle

Chris Earls

Stuart Scott

Kyle Rothschild

Robyn Ada MacKey

Drone Tuner
Jim Gallagher

Drone Tuner
Philip Duffy

Snare Drummer
Conor McNally

Snare Drummer
Mikey McKenna

Snare Drummer
Alan Bromell

Snare Drummer
Glen Creighton

Snare Drummer
Eoin Rogers

Snare Drummer
Derek "Butch" Doyle

Snare Drummer 
Stephen Paynter

Snare Drummer
Grant Cassidy

Snare Drummer
Julian Mordaunt

Tenor Drummer
Maurethe Leonard

Tenor Drummer
Samantha Duffy

Tenor Drummer
Shauna Byrne

Tenor Drummer
Laura Paynter

Tenor Drummer
Jonny Dixon

Tenor Drummer
Simon Hodgett

Tenor Drummer
Louise Cassidy



Thursday8pm to 10pm @ Scoil Iosa,Tallaght
Saturday(competition season) : 1pm to 3pm
@ Rathcoole Community Centre

Scoil Iosa,
Tymon Road North,
Tallaght, Dublin 24

Practice : Thurs 8-10pm @ Scoil Iosa,Tymon Road North,Tallaght.