An incredible night for Leitrim in the Connacht Scór Finals in Loughrea, Co Galway on Saturday. Leitrim topped last years record of 5 titles by winning 6 of the 8 events. This is Leitrims best representation ever in an All Ireland Scór Sinsear finals since 1984 when Leitrim won no less than seven of the eight events. The 6 titles won seen the County top a record 100 Connaught titles in the 40th year of Scór. Leitrim was also the only county to be represented in all 8 categorys and in turn was awarded with the award of Connaught County of 2010. The Cormac MacGiolla Cup was presented to Rúnaí Maura Mulvey and Cathaoirleach Séan O Suilleabháin by Ailbhe McGill.
Glencar-Manorhamilton first to the stage won the Figure Dance beating the 8 ladies from Kilglass, Co Roscommon. This is the clubs 8th trip in a row to Killarney and they will be hoping to go the extra mile and bring the title back once more having last won it in 2002.
Elaine Duignan from Ballinamore gave a fabulous rendition of the Rocks of Bawn but Claire Igoe of Corofin took the Solo Singing title back to Galway.
Leitrim Gaels had every foot in the hall tapping with their quirky and modern take of arrangements for Instrumental Music sailing through to the All-Ireland finals. They last featured in the finals in 2008.
Louise Staunton from Bornacoola won Recitation, she also went through in Question Time and has doubled her chances of bringing a medal home from the All-Irelands.
Ballad Group was one of the tightest competitions of the night with 4 of the 5 counties taking part. St Marys clinched the title with their superb harmonies and contrast of songs.
Question Time went to the knowledgable Bornacoola club after a nail biting 4 rounds head to head with Claremorris Co. Mayo to break the equal marks throughout.
The fantastic and witty Seán OHeslins won the Novelty Act. Having won the All-lreland in 2009 the club will be hoping to repeat their sucess again in 2010.
Set Dancing was won by Abbeyknockmoy, Co Galway, a narrow call by judges between our ownÓglenar-Manor and Mayo, all giving fine performances.
Tickets for the All Ireland.
Tickets for the All Ireland Finals in the INEC Killarney on Saturday 24th April must be ordered in advance. For the competing clubs, tickets must be ordered through your clubs Scór officer as soon as possible. For people outside those clubs they can be ordered directly through County Scór Rúnaí, Maura Mulvey. It is not certain that all orders for tickets can be accommodated due to the large volume of numbers from our County so please contact your Scór officer asap if you wish to order tickets. Clubs are also asked to make sure that anyone who orders tickets pays for them with the order, as tickets are non-refundable and the clubs must pay for all tickets when ordered.
21-Mar-10 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor