Athlone Towncentre announces new racing style fashion competition

Anne Geary to judge the racing style competition

Anne Geary to judge the racing style competition

Athlone Towncentre has announced a new name for its Galway races style competition as well as its celebrity judges.

Taking place on Friday, August 3, ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ sponsored by Athlone Towncentre, is expected to be one of the biggest gatherings of race going fashion lovers to date.

Judges for the competition have been announced with Anna Geary - broadcaster, athlete, performance, wellbeing coach and Marietta Doran, fashion stylist and racing style presenter seeking out the best style efforts at Galway Racecourse on the day. Both judges have a very keen eye for racing style due to their involvement with race meetings throughout the country.

This year sees the biggest prize fund on offer for the competition yet, as it is in excess of €3000. The lucky winner will leave Galway racecourse with a €1500 Athlone Towncentre shopping spree, a two night luxury hotel and spa break at Sheraton Athlone Hotel, a Gucci Watch courtesy of Fields the jeweller and a bespoke head piece created by Milliner Suzie Mahony, plus racing hat hire for the year.

Talking about her excitement ahead of the competition Ms Geary said, 'I am thrilled to be part of such a fashion filled day as ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’. I especially love to see how people put their own stamp on their outfit, whether it’s a self-made piece, or attention to the finer details to finish off their look.'

Speaking at the launch of the new competition name, Athlone Towncentre Manager Ms. Shirley Delahunt said, 'we are delighted once again to be involved with the Galway Races. We’re looking forward to the fresh new take on the competition this year where style becomes a character in itself at Galway Racecourse.'

Social media fans are advised to keep an eye on the Athlone Towncentre Facebook and Instagram accounts as fashion bloggers Two Broke Divas take them over for the day. They will showcase the style on view at ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ competition as well as giving viewers exclusive access to what happens behind the scenes on the day.

Judging for ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ begins throughout Galway Racecourse at 4.00pm with the winner to be announced at 6.20pm.

Athlone Towncentre is home to major fashion brands including Zara, River Island and H&M as well as boutiques. It is an ideal shopping destination with over 60 brands under one roof as well as numerous food offerings catering to all tastes.

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