Cork ladies headlining the g Hotel Best Hat Competition at the Galway Races

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The g Hotel and Spa announce their Race Card to a bumper Galway Race Week 2019 Tipster lunch and Ladies Day Best Hat and Most Dapper Gent Competition with a €5k prize giveaway. For more see Pictured are Tina Coyne, Milliner, Elizabeth Christina Design, creator of this year’s prize and Miss Ireland, Aoife O Sullivan. Photo Martina Regan

The renowned 5 star g hotel and spa’s best hat competition and most dapper gent see’s a strong Cork connection this year for Ladies Day of the Galway Races.

Cork’s stunning  Aoife O Sullivan and current holder of the Miss Ireland title won best hat at the g hotel at last year’s Galway Races wearing an exclusive Elizabeth Christina Design creation by Tina Coyne.

This year, the winning duo will be central to the competition as Elizabeth Christina Design creates a bespoke hat for the 2019 winner while Aoife O Sullivan will judge  the 2019  competition alongside Ireland’s leading Fashion Editor Bairbre Power.

Together they will review what is always a glorious array of high end fashion and stunning, bespoke millinery before crowning the Best Hat and most dapper gent.

“Last year was such a special year for me, winning the Best Hat at the g hotel and going on to win Miss Ireland,” Aoife O’Sullivan said.

“I’m so keen to be involved in the g’s Ladies Day competition and celebrations this year. The g is where all best dressed ladies want to be on Ladies Day evening of the Galway Races.”

Cork Milliner Tina Coyne of Elizabeth Creative Design has created an exclusive bespoke hat which forms the central focus of 2019 winning hat and ladies day €5,000 prize which includes €1,000 cash and a stay in the stunning Linda Evangelista Suite at the 5 star g hotel.

The most dapper gent will look forward to a fabulous Strellson branded suit, shirt and tie with Gordon Brothers shoes from Hanley & Co here in Galway as well as a luxury stay at the g.

Ladies Day of the Galway Races is annually the most stylish and sophisticated showcase of  high end fashion and eye catching Millinery in Ireland.

Along with the lady winning the best hat, the millinery designer of the winning hat now has the opportunity to create a hat for the 2020 g hotel best hat competition which is also Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture year.

Tina Coyne said that for the milliners showcasing their work this week “the competition and standards are very high both at the track and in the wonderful g hotel which drives creativity year on year.”

The 2019 Galway Races run all through this week from Monday, July 29 to Sunday August 4 at Galway Racecourse.