At the AIMS Choral Festival Competition in New Ross we won the award for best Musical Society choir in Ireland for the 5th successive year. The award, the Frank Cullinane Trophy, was presented by the Assoc of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) at the competition in New Ross in May. The DMDS choir was directed by Des Cox, accompanied on piano by his brother Neville Cox, and performed ‘Circle of Life’ and ‘Tonight’. The win was a record 5 in-a-row for any society.