At Ballinrobe Races, winner of The Best Dredded Lady at Ladies Day was Colleen Brady from Mincloon, Galway.
Pic:Trish Forde.

Colleen Brady, an Accounts Assistant from Mincloon in county Galway was the clear winner at the Best Dressed Ladies Day at Ballinrobe Racecourse on Tuesday, June 26. Colleen collected the top prize of €1,500 cash and each of the nine runners-up received a goody bag to the value of €130.


Colleen wore a white off the shoulder trouser suit from Asos, her headpiece was by Galway-based milliner Edel Ramberg. Colleen’s shoes were from Zara and her handbag was from Glitzy Blitz.


Colleen Brady said: “I love fashion and taking part in ladies days so it’s amazing to win here tonight. It’s my fourth time to come to Ballinrobe Best Dressed Lady race day and the weather and atmosphere is always brilliant. I was not expecting to be picked, I actually thought it was someone else, so I got such a shock when Marietta Doran called out my name. I am absolutely delighted.”

At Ballinrobe Races winner of The Best Dressed Lady competition was Colleen Brady(second from right), from Mincloon, Galway, pictured here with Marietta Doran(Judge) and Sponsors Ailish and Mary Vaughan of Vaughan Shoes. Pic :Trish Forde.

Ailish Vaughan of Vaughan Shoes said: “Sponsoring ladies day at Ballinrobe Racecourse is the perfect fit for us. Once again, we were overwhelmed with the turnout – it was brilliant to see all the ladies who made such an effort to dress-up and come to Ballinrobe this evening. Congratulations to Colleen and all the finalists –

they looked fantastic.”


Judge, Marietta Doran, TV Fashion Stylist and Event MC, remarked: the ladies day at Ballinrobe goes from strength to strength each year. I’d like to applaud Colleen, the finalist and all the ladies – the style was outstanding again this year. I hope everyone enjoyed their evening as much as I did.”



John Flannelly, Ballinrobe Racecourse Manager said: “The Ladies Day is one of our most popular race meetings of our season. We thank them for their continued sponsorship – it’s a great partnership for Ballinrobe. We were overwhelmed by the turnout, I hope everyone had a great night.”


At Ballinrobe Races, Finalists in the Best Dressed Lady at Ladies Day were:Left to right:Michela Manning (Ballinasloe), Karina Hynes(Sligo), Gemma McDonagh(Headford), Caroline Hennigan (Ballinrobe), Nicola Kelly (Roscommon), Winner was Colleen Brady(Mincloon, Galway), Fiona Coleman(Shrule), Lisa Griffin (Ballaghadereen), Ashling Hanley(Headford), Katie Duffy (Kilmovee). Pic:Trish Forde.