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North-West Macra king and queen crowned

North-West Macra na Feirme has crowned its 2022 king and queen.

The club’s hotly-anticipated event took place at Sligo Park Hotel Sligo on Saturday, March 5th, 2022, having been postponed from its original date in January.

The event, in its 14th year, sees NorthWest counties put forward a king and queen to represent their county in the hopes of becoming the NorthWest King and Queen.

During the event, which Aurivo was the headline sponsor of, candidates took part in activities along with on-stage interviews during the banquet meal.

MC on the night was Dave Duke, and music was by Rhythm & Sticks.

Leitrim’s Liam O’Donnell (Carrigallen Macra) and Roscommon’s Alanagh Loftus (Elphin-Castlerea Macra) were chosen as North West Macra King and Queen.

North-West Macra na Feirme has crowned its 2022 king and queen at an event in Sligo Park Hotel on March 5th, 2022.

North-West Macra King and Queen

Other results:

  • 2nd: Niamh Farrell from Greenfields Macra Galway & Jack Fleming from Claremorris Macra, Mayo
  • 3rd: Rebecca Tierney from Carrigallen Macra, Leitrim & Darran Currid, a wild card from Benbulben Macra Sligo.

Other contestants included:

  • Lorraine Farrelly from Ramor, Cavan;
  • Liam O’ Donnell & Rebecca Tierney from Carrigallen Macra, Leitrim;
  • David Howley from South Galway, Galway & Niamh Farrell from Greenfields Macra Galway;
  • Jack Fleming & Hannah Scahill from Claremorris Macra, Mayo;
  • JP Meegan from 3 Parishes Macra, Monaghan & Shauna McMahon from Castleblayney Macra, Monaghan;
  • George Bennett, Sligo Town Macra Sligo & Ruth Irwin from Benbulben Macra, Sligo;
  • Clive Swanick & Alanagh Loftus from Elphin-Castlerea Macra, Roscommon.

Wild cards:

  • Trevor Coffey from Mid-Kerry Macra, Kerry;
  • Darren Currid from Benbulben Macra Sligo;
  • Áine Marie Brady from Claremorris.

Judges included:

  • Fergus O Rourke – Former North West VP
  • Julie Patterson – Sligo Rose of Tralee 2018
  • Niamh Jinks of Aurivo

The North-West committee included:

  • Luna Orofiamma;
  • Grainne Davey’
  • Sharon Corcoran;
  • Diarmuid Murray;
  • Sally Siggins;
  • Jonny Kettyle;
  • Caoimhe Cusack Smith.
Sponsors were:
  • Aurivo: Nutrias & Homeland;
  • Sligo Park Hotel;
  • Bull Bank AI;   
  • Springhill Court Conference;
  • Leisure and Spa Hotel;
  • Cormac Tagging;
  • McDaid’s Football Special;
  • McHale;
  • Barry John Sausages;
  • Easyfix Official;
  • Brady Construction & Engineering Ltd;
  • Eweknit; 
  • Corrib Stone Creations;
  • Roscommon Chocolate Company;
  • Moran’s Mega Jam;
  • Lloyds Pharmacy Ireland.

North-West Macra na Feirme has crowned its 2022 king and queen at an event in Sligo Park Hotel on March 5th, 2022.

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