The winners in each category of this year’s Ballinasloe St. Patricks Day Parade included Scoil Uí Cheithearnaigh and Creagh NS joint for the Education category, Colohan’s Céilí for the Cultural category followed by the Milkshake Dancing Academy in 2nd, Ballinasloe AFC for the Sporting category followed by runner-ups Ballinasloe GAA and Ballinasloe Mini Rugby, Active Retirement for the Voluntary Category followed by the Civil Defence in 2nd, Clarke’s for the Commercial category followed by Hogan’s Trailers in 2nd and a merit for Wag “N” Tail Pet Shop.
A Special Community Effort Award was issued to Ballinasloe’s Indian Cricket/Sports Club in 1st and the Ukranian Friends Welcome in 2nd. The Overall Winner of the Tony Colohan Memorial Trophy was given to joint winners Scoil Uí Cheithearnaigh and Creagh NS.
The Facebook LIVE screening from this platform had a reach of almost 10,000 views over the weekend, which combined by the Garda estimates of 5,000 people being in town for the parade is welcome news for the organisers and sponso!
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