A secondary school teacher from Co. Offaly has been announced as winner of ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ sponsored by Athlone Towncentre at this year’s Galway Races.
Áine Malone, who is 38 weeks pregnant, wore a maternity dress from Asos, shoes from Ted Baker and a handbag from Dune.
She completed her race going outfit with a colourful feather headpiece designed and made by local Edenderry Milliner Teresa Nugent.
The easy elegance of her outfit perfectly complemented Friday Summer evening racing in Ballybrit.
The 37-year-old takes home the biggest Prize Fund on offer for the competition yet, which is worth in excess of €3,000.
She has won a €1,500 Athlone Towncentre shopping spree, a two night luxury hotel & spa break at Sheraton Athlone Hotel, an Emporio Armani Watch courtesy of Fields The Jeweller and bespoke head piece created by Milliner Suzie Mahony plus racing hat hire for the year.
Speaking about her delight at being announced as winner of ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ sponsored by Athlone Towncentre, Áine said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have won Athlone Towncentre’s ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’! I decided to come for a day to enjoy the Galway Races with my friends.
“I only received my outfit on Wednesday from ASOS! I then went to Milliner Teresa Nugent yesterday to see if I could get a headpiece from her that matched the dress.
“I’m also wearing jewellery which belonged to my mother. She passed in February of this year and I know she was watching over me today.”