Drumming up the prizes!

BALLYMONEY brothers Aaron and John McLean have both won their respective grades at this year’s Ulster Pipe Band Drumming Solos held in Monkstown earlier this month.

Aaron, a former two time Junior Ulster Champion, won the Intermediate section and John the current Under 14 World Champion was competing for the first time in the Under 16 section where he secured the win.

Last weekend Aaron was in Scotland and defended his Kingdom Thistle Open Drumming Title winning both MSR & Hornpipe and Jig sections. Both are now looking forward to the competition season with their respective bands Field Marshall Montgomery and PSNI Pipes & Drums which kicks off on the 11th May with the City of Lisburn Championships.