There were two big nights of Scór na nÓg in Leitrim, on Friday night last in Carrick on Shannon and on Saturday night in Ballinamore. The Saturday night was one of the most memorable in a long time. Proceedings started at 8.00pm and didn?t end until near 2.00am on Sunday morning.

While Friday night in St Mary?s Hall in Carrick on Shannon was light enough in some events as far as numbers, Saturday night in Ballinamore certainly made up for it. Ten solo singers, six in rince Foirne, eight instrumental music groups, nine Ballad Groups and five sets. This level of entry hasn?t been seen in a few years. Despite the long night there were no complaints as each one surpassed each other with the excellence of their performances.

The whole lot was a credit to the clubs who make such great efforts to put out teams in Scór. In all sixteen of the twenty-four clubs in the County participated but six of those who took part had second entries.

On Saturday night Leigh Murphy was Bean a T? and on Friday night Laura Crossan in Carrick. Both did an excellent job in controlling affairs on stage.

The qualifiers for the Co Finals are as follows:

Rince Foirne: Glencar Manorhamilton, Drumreilly, Carrigallen, Sean O?Heslins

Amhrana?ocht: Aughnasheelin, Annaduff, Mohill, Sean O?Heslins

Ceol: Aughnasheelin, Naomh Muire, Melvin Gaels, Dromahair

Recitation: Mohill, Aughnasheelin, St Josephs, Carrigallen

Trath na gCeist: Annaduff, Bornacoola, Eslin, Aughawillan, Fenagh

Ballad Group: Naomh Muire, Sean O?Heslins, Mohill, Eslin

Nuachleas: Se?n O?Heslins, Mohill, Drumreilly, Fenagh

Rince Seit: Aughnasheelin, Se?n O?Heslins, Aughavas, Ballinamore, Fenagh

The Co Finals are in Manorhamilton on Sunday 7 January, staring at 3.00pm

 

 

12-Dec-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO