Cork teacher is third lady through to Punchestown Bollinger Best Dressed final

Mother of four stands out in striking red ensemble

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Cork teacher is third lady through to Punchestown Bollinger Best Dressed final

Judges Blaithnaid Treacy of RTÉ 2FM and Sybil Mulcahy, Editor of Evoke with Day Three Punchestown Best Dressed winner Helen Murphy from Cork

Secondary school teacher Helen Murphy from Cork is Bollinger Best Dressed Lady for Day Three of the Punchestown festival.

Helen Murphy from Douglas, Cork

The Clare native, now living in Douglas, wore a hat by Michelle Kearns (Galway milliner), a coat from Marks and Spencers, a Niamh O'Neill dress and belt, a necklace from Siobhan Daly design, a TK Maxx clutch and Faith shoes.

Judges Bláthnaid Treacy of RTÉ 2FM and Sybil Mulcahy, Editor of Evoke with Day Three Punchestown Best Dressed winner Helen Murphy from Cork

"I had all the elements of it, it was just a matter of putting it together", said a thrilled Helen.

Helen is an English and religion teacher in an all boys school in Middleton, Cork.

She has four small kids, Katie, Roisin, Lucy and Dan.

"I come to the races a good bit, I love going with the girls.

"As long as I'm comfy, I'm happy, I do like getting dressed up, especially since I had the kids, opportunities are rare enough to go out like this so I go all out."

"I wasn't expecting to get picked at all, I'm thrilled", she added.

Judges for day three were RTÉ 2FM's Bláthnaid Treacy and Editor of Evoke.ie, Sybil Mulcahy.

Helen will go up against fellow Cork woman and friend, Alex Butler, who was crowned Best Dressed on Day One, in the Grand Final, tomorrow April 27.

Longford's Kate Nally McCormack, who was winner on Day Two, will also take to the stage.

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