All -Ireland Scór na nÓg 2017
No joy for Leitrim participants at this years All-Ireland. The new Question time quiz took place separately than the main event early on Saturday morning in The Waterfront Theatre, Belfast. Leitrim were represented by Fenagh Naomh Cailins. The 4 young men held up very well maintaining top 5 for the first half of the quiz. After the final round 10 with just 8 points between Leitrims position and the top of the leader board, they finished up in joint 8th place, and 13th as an overall on the final Scór board. It was a very tough and tricky set of questions set by Cork All-Star Valarie Mulcahy. The second and third places fended up tied and went to an additional round. The two teams then still tied had to go to sudden death to determine the places between Westmeath and Limerick. Fine and proud result for Fenagh.
St Marys Ballad group represented Connacht. The 5 Carrick-on-Shannon ladies sang beautifully but lost out to Moate, All-Whites from Westmeath. Fabulous singing from, the girls,  and no doubt they will be back again next year.
Laura Crossan, St Marys had one of the hardest job of the days hosting proceedings from the stage as the Bean an Ti. Nonetheless, An honourable job she took on, conducting with ease, assuring competitors side stage before announcing them on to perform, a situation she herself has been in many times. Her delight at receiving a presentation from Antoin Mac Gabhann, Cathaoirleach of the National Scór Committee. An-math Laura, fabulous job done, representing club, county & province.
Despite no All-Ireland titles, a fine days entertainment was provided and each act and group truly earned their place in the final. Sincere thanks to all who travelled to Belfast, the support from the crowd certainly added to the atmosphere and eased the competitors nerves.
All-Ireland winners:
Rince Foirne:   Whitecross, Armagh
Solo Singing: Niamh Mc Dowall, Glassdrumman, Down
Recitation:  Emily Shaw,Westmeath
Ballad Group:  Moate All-Whites, Westmeath
Léiriú: St Dominics, Roscommon
Instrumental Music:  St Patricks DonnÓghmore, Tyrone
Set Dancing:  Spá, Kerry
Tráth na gCeisteanna Boird:
1st Place: Donegal,
2nd Place: Westmeath,
3rd place: Limerick

Senior Scór :

The senior members are just at the starting block of their Scór journey with the County Final being held  March 11th.  Further details and notification has been issued to all club Secretaries for follow up with Cultural Officers.

Connacht Senior Scór – 25th March, Tubbercurry, Sligo (note change of date &venue)

Senior All-Ireland Scór  – May 6th, waterfront hall, Belfast

 

 

 

 

14-Feb-17 by Claire Crossan – Oifigeach Cultura agus Teanga