2018 All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals

The All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals took place last Saturday 17th February in the Knocknarea Arena, Sligo. A sold out packed venue, showing the enthusiasm for clubs nationwide to support the talented young people from across the country.

In Question Time, Leitrim were represented on Saturday morning in the ballroom of the Clayton Hotel by Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s. Tough questions put to the teams this year and was eventually won by Cornafean of Cavan. Leitrim boys did very well coming in 11th place, the top spot once again of the Connacht teams. This year’s Quizmaster was John Devaney from County Down GAA Board.
Leitrim was honoured to have 3 more acts representing Connacht on the stage for the live stream in the Arena. All of the competitors have trained hard over the past few weeks and were anxious to do their very best, particularly knowing the world may be watching. St Mary’s dancers were first act on stage in Sligo and they were honoured to be opening the show. Their performance of the Cross Reel was excellent but just not enough to bring the title back to Leitrim. Mohill’s Amelia Pajak was the last of the 4 solo singers to perform. She gave a beautiful rendition of Siúil a Rún, but the title went to Cork.

Last up for Leitrim was three times Connacht champions St Marys ballad group. Their performance was highly anticipated by the audience. Despite their best efforts it was not enough to secure the All-Ireland title. Despite no wins last Saturday all of our competitors did Leitrim and Connacht extremely proud.
The one and only medal to go to Connacht went to Katie Heneghan of St Aidan’s Roscommon. This is the young ladies 2nd win in this competition, having previously won the  Recitation cup in 2016.

TG4 were also in Sligo to record the day’s proceedings. Broadcasting the event live on YouTube for the very first time in the history of Scór. It was a huge draw for people unable to travel or secure tickets for the sold-out event. A one-hour highlights programme will be shown on TG4 at a further date and details will be circulated as soon as it is confirmed. Meanwhile, the live stream shown on Saturday last is available online.

All Ireland Scór na nÓg Champions 2018

Tráth na gCeisteanna Boird: Cornafean, Cavan. Rince Foirne – Killeavy, Armagh. Amhránaíocht Aonair – Maggie Moynihan, Cullen club, Cork. Aithriseoireacht- Katie Heneghan, St Aidan’s, Roscommon. Bailéad Ghrúpa – Carberry Rangers, Cork. Léiriú- The Downs, Westmeath. Ceol Uirlise – Borris/Kilcotten, Laois. Rince Seit – Spa, Kerry.

Senior Scór is going straight to the County Final once again. It will be held in the Mayflower Drumshanbo on the 3rd of March with the county title winners going forward to the Connaught final in on Monday 19th of March at 4pm. The Leitrim final will start with quiz at approx. 6pm, followed by the main stage, approx. 7.30pm. Entries for the Leitrim final to be submitted by return of email [email protected] by Monday 26th February.

Scór na mBunscoileanna dates have been set for 9th & 10th of March – Venues are Cloone & Drumshanbo Mayflower. Both nights at 6pm. It is hoped that Schools Scór be encouraged and receive any assistance needed by the county clubs for participation as this is where the talent and love of the music song & dance is nurtured. It is a fantastic outlet & will help identify new people in your community that may not necessarily be involved in field games but may like to join the club and get involved in the area. Full details have been issued to the schools and to clubs.

All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals on Saturday next, February 17th

The All-Ireland Scór na nÓg final will be held this weekend, Saturday 17th February in the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo. The competition starts at 3pm sharp. Please note this is a ticket only event. If you have not pre-booked tickets please check with club Scór officers for availability before travelling to the finals. Leitrim is honoured to have 18 young people from the county compete in this year’s final. A phenomenal amount of talent and a great achievement for our small county.

St Mary’s figure dance team are heading to the competition for their first National final in this junior competition. Full of fresh enthusiasm -wishing the young ladies the very best on Saturday.

Another first for the talented Amelia Pajak from Mohill. Amelia represents Leitrim & Connacht in solo singing, a beautiful sweet voice that is sure to see her do very well. Her all Ireland appearance mirrors the St Marys dancers – both having won their first Connacht’s this year and both making an All-Ireland debut this weekend.

Ballad group representatives also from St Marys but are no strangers to the All-Ireland Scór. Saturday will be the group’s 3rd consecutive year to compete at all Ireland.

Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s club represents Leitrim in the table quiz. The four boys will be hoping for a good result on Saturday having seen off 9 other clubs in a tight Leitrim final and going on to win the Connacht round of the competition.

This event will be held at the adjacent Clayton Hotel at 11am. Entry to the quiz is free of charge.

Wishing all of the competitors the very best of luck

Figure Dance – St Mary’s

Solo Singing- Amelia Pajak, Mohill

Ballad Group- St Mary’s

Quiz Team – Ballinamore Sean OHeslins

Senior Scór is going straight to the County Final once again. It will be held in the Mayflower Drumshanbo on the 3rd of March with the county title winners going forward to the Connaught final in on Monday 19th of March at 4pm. The Leitrim final will start with quiz at approximately 6pm, followed by the main stage, approx. 7.30pm. Entries for the Leitrim final to be submitted by a return of email [email protected] by Monday 26th February.

Scór Sinsir & Scór na mBunscoileanna

Scór Sinsir – Scór Sinsir will take place on Saturday, March 3rd. The Leitrim quiz will take place first at 6pm with the stage competition following at approx. 7.30pm.  Categories as follows:

Figure Dancing
Recitation
Solo Singing
Instrumental Music
Ballad Group
Question Time (4 persons per team-Leitrim winners qualifying directly to the All-Ireland Table Quiz)
Léiriú
Set Dancing

Any enquiries or any help that can be provided to help your club participate in any way please contact your club’s cultural officer or email [email protected]
Connacht Scór final takes place on bank holiday Monday at 4pm in Lecarrow, Roscommon (Provisional Venue- to be confirmed), followed by the All -Ireland in the IT Sligo on April 14th.

Scór na mBunscoileanna – Dates have been decided for 9th & 10th of March. Venues are Cloone & Drumshanbo Mayflower. It would be hoped that Schools Scór is encouraged by the clubs for participation as this is where the talent and love of the music song & dance are nurtured. It is a fantastic outlet & will help identify new people in your community that may not necessarily be involved in field games but may like to join the club and get involved in your local area. All details have been issued to schools around the county

Another Connacht Scór na nÓg Glory Day for Leitrim

A fabulous night for Leitrim taking Four Connacht titles in this year’s Connacht Scór na nÓg. The finals were held last Saturday in Claremorris. The newly introduced Connacht round of the quiz was held as the first event of the day in Claremorris clubhouse. Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins faced the four other Connacht county teams for a provincial round with the Leitrim team winning by a point.  All 5 county teams will participate in the 32 county All- Ireland quiz on February 17th in the Clayton Hotel Sligo at 11am. Entrance to the quiz is free of charge.

The first Leitrim competitors to take to the main stage were the young ladies of St Marys Carrick on Shannon in the Figure dancing. The girls gave a great lively and polished performance, winning them Leitrim’s second title of the day. A first win in figure for St Marys in Scog na nÓg in many years  & a fine achievement for this team in what was a tight competition seeing off Mayo & Roscommon who had both previously taken part in All-Irelands.

In Solo Singing, Amelia Pajak of Mohill won the Connacht title. Her first appearance at Connacht level and a daunting one for the young lady as she was the first competitor to sing. Nerves didn’t play a part on the day for her as she gave a beautiful solo.

Recitation was a very entertaining competition, from witty tales to old fables and storytelling, each act giving a different slant on the variety of material available for this competition.  St Marys Michael Connorton represented Leitrim.  High credit to the young man on a fantastic performance. He had great deliverance and poise on the stage and received a very positive return from the audience with cheers and applause. Katie Heneghan of St Dominic’s Roscommon was the judges’ winner on the day.

A fabulous win for St Marys Ballad Group gave an outstanding performance. The Carrick girls clinching their 3rd Connacht title were thrilled to be representing Connacht & Leitrim at the All-Ireland.

St Marys also took part in Instrumental Music on Sunday. The musicians received fantastic rapture from the audience but unfortunately with stiff competition, not the judge’s choice. The Music was a highly entertaining competition; any of the 5 counties could have easily won the title. The musical arrangements they brought to the stage and the array of instruments the young people play with ease, was certainly to be admired. Achill of Mayo lifted the title in Instrumental Music.

Mohill’s second act of the day was in Leiriu. With a funny sketch about school, A great performance was given by the young team, however, the winner was St Dominic’s of Roscommon. Aughnasheelan made a comeback in this year’s Set Dance competition. Having won the Connacht title in 2016 they were giving their all hoping to secure the same success once more but the title went to Abbeyknockmoy of Galway.

Kathy Butler, St Marys had one of the toughest jobs of the days hosting proceedings from the stage as the Bean an Tí. An honourable job she took on with ease. Assuring competitors side stage, keeping all acts moving in running order, and all before announcing each club on stage to perform. Gerry McGovern, Cathaoirleach Coiste Scór Connacht made a presentation of Galway crystal to Kathy in appreciation for her role for the day. An-mathKathy, fabulous job done, representing club, county & province.

The All-Ireland Finals will be held in the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo on February 17th at 3pm. Please note it is a ticket only event, tickets are priced at adult: €20, u16:€10. Family pass: €60 (2adults &2 children) Tickets once ordered are non-refundable. They can be ordered through; Claire Crossan 087-6472547. Or through club scor officers.  All orders must be placed by Friday January 19th.
Wishing – St Marys, Mohill, Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s and all of the Connacht winners the very best of luck at the All-Ireland final.

Connacht Scór na nÓg Winners:

Rince Foirne:   St Mary’s Leitrim

Amhranaíocht Aonair:   Amelia Pajak, Mohill, Leitrim

Ceol Uirlise:  Achill, Mayo

Aithriseoireacht:   Katie Heneghan, St Aidan’s, Roscommon

Bailéad Ghrúpa:   St Mary’s, Leitrim

Leiriu: St Dominics, Roscommon

Rince Seit:   Abbeyknockmoy, Galway

Trath na gCeist: Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s, Leitrim

Connacht Scór na Óg Finals on Sunday January 14th

Leitrim Scór na nÓg table quiz took place last Friday night 5th of January in the Mayflower Drumshanbo. 9 clubs from around the county contested a place to represent Leitrim for the table quiz at the upcoming all- Ireland. A nail-biting finish throughout the last 4 rounds as 6 teams were within a point of each other. At the end of the tenth round, there was a 3-way tie with Annaduff, Sean O’Heslin’s and Kiltubrid all on a tie of 70 out of 80 marks. The tiebreaker round saw Sean O’Heslin’s clinch the Leitrim medal for this winning team. Danny Smyth, James Og Maguire, Dillon Beirne and Tom Prior will next weekend take part in a  Connacht round in Claremorris against the 4 other Connacht teams. A Connacht medal and title will be awarded to the winning team on the day. This, however, will not have any impact on them being reigning Leitrim champions and the 4 Ballinamore boys will go on to represent Leitrim in the IT on February 14th.

Connacht round of Scór na nÓg Finals is taking place this Sunday 14th of January. The venue is the Town Hall Claremorris starting at 2.30pm sharp.
There are no advance tickets, admission is payable on the door on the day. All of our Leitrim winners will be hoping for a place in the All-Ireland final to be held in Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo on February 14th. Wishing all of our Leitrim teams and all involved the very best of luck.

Rince Foirne: St Mary’s

Amhranaíocht Aonair: Amelia Pajak, Mohill

Ceol Uirlise: St Marys

Aithriseoireacht: Michael Connorton, St Mary’s

Bailéad Ghrúpa: St Marys

Tráth na gCeist: Sean O’Heslins

Leiriú: Mohill

Rince Seit: Aughnasheelin

Scór na nÓg Tráth na gCeist 2018

The Leitrim Scór na nÓg quiz will take place next Friday 5th January in the Mayflower Drumshanbo at 7pm. Club tables comprise of 4 people aged under 17 effective January 1st 2018. Club’s are welcome to enter as many teams as they wish.

The winners of the Leitrim county final winners will qualify for the All Ireland in Sligo IT on February 17th. They will also take part in a Connacht round to be held in Claremorris on January 14th. The Connacht round was introduced to provide teams with an opportunity to sit the quiz once more and a Connacht title medal will be presented to the winning team on that day also.

We ask club’s to submit team entries for the Leitrim round by Thursday 4th January by return email.

2018 Scór na nÓg Results

Scór na nÓg Finals – The County Finals of Scór na nÓg took place last Sunday, December 17th in Ballinamore Community Centre. The finals which were due to take place on December 10th was postponed due to icy weather conditions. While an inconvenience to clubs and participant’s during the busy festive season, it was a very enjoyable evening and the audience were entertained from start to finish  with music, song & dance. Adjudicators from Cavan & Mayo had the task of deciding the Leitrim finalists and had no easy tasks on the day as the standard of competitors and efforts from the club left them with a lot of hard decisions to make. St Mary’s Kathy Butler hosted the afternoon’s competition as Bean an Tí.
Clubs that took part, made huge efforts to enter most of the competitions,  in particular, Mohill and St Marys with a phenomenal turnout of competitors. It was great to see such a large crowd for the 2018 finals and to see many clubs making a comeback this year -Leitrim Gaels, Melvin Gaels,  Dromahair & Sean O’Heslin’s, fantastic to see new faces on the stage. Congratulations to all of the clubs that took part and help keep the tradition alive.

Mohill produced a novel Leiriu, it was lovely to have one back on Leitrim stage. A funny & comical piece that will hopefully see them do well in Connacht finals. Aughnasheelan Set dancers also made a comeback, having last participated in the 2015/16 All-Ireland, they will be hoping to put their best foot forward in Connacht to make the All-Ireland final in Sligo in February.
Medals were presented to the all the Leitrim winners by Terence Boyle, Chairperson of Leitrim County Board. The Cormac MacGiolla Shield for Club na Bliana was won by Mohill club for their huge participation. The club managed to have double entries in each discipline with the exception of set dancing. The shield was presented by Ailbhe Mc Gill to Mohill’s Roisin Kennedy.

Thanks to all the clubs and mentors for giving of their time so selflessly to aid and encourage the young people of their clubs to take part this year. It is safe to say the future of our Irish heritage and culture is safe and well in these young hands.

The Leitrim County Title Winners are as follows:

Rince Foirne: St Marys

Amhranaíocht Aonair: Amelia Pajak, Mohill

Ceol Uirlise: St Marys

Aithriseoireacht: Michael Connorton, St Marys 

Bailéad Ghrúpa: St Marys 

Leiriu – Mohill

Set Dancing – Aughnasheelan

The winners proceed to the Connacht Finals in Claremorris, Co Mayo, on Sunday 14th of January 2017 at 2.30pm. Wishing all of the clubs the very best of luck.

2018 Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir dates revealed

The launch of 2018 All-Ireland Scór took place in Sligo  IT on October 12th last. The launch event was officiated by Aogan O’Fearghail, Uachtaran Cuman Luthchleas Gael Scór and Sligo Scór Chairman Keith Henry along with county board committees. Sligo is honoured to have been chosen as the host venue for Junior and Senior Scór finals for 2018 as initially proposed Connacht Chairman & Leitrim native Gerry McGovern and supported by Coiste Scór Connacht. It is anticipated it will encourage an increase in participation across county finals in the province vying for places in both finals.  What an honour it would be to have some of our Leitrim talent representing us in our neighbouring county. As always we ask all the Leitrim clubs to make their very best efforts putting together their entries. Craic agus Ceoil being the core element of this cultural event.

The following dates have been set for Leitrim Scór Finals for 2017/18. Also included are the dates of provincial & all Ireland dates.
Further details as available will be posted on our Facebook page – Scór Liatroma, Leitrim GAA website & the Leitrim Observer.

Scór na nÓg

Leitrim County Final Sunday 10th December 2017 2pm, venue TBC

Quiz Sunday, January 8th, Venue TBC

Connacht provincial final Sunday 14th January 2.30pm Claremorris

All Ireland Final Saturday 17th February 2018 Sligo IT

Senior Scór 

Leitrim County Final 24th February 2018, venue TBC

Connacht Provincial Final March,  venue & date to be confirmed

All Ireland Final Saturday 14th April 2018 Sligo IT

Scór na mBunscoileanna

Date yet to be confirmed

Scór Diary 2017/18

The following dates have been set for Leitrim Scór Finals for 2017/18. Also included are emails of provincial & all Ireland dates. We are honoured to be welcoming all Ireland Scór to the west once again, with the IT Sligo being selected to host this year’s Finals.  What an honour it would be to have some of our Leitrim talent representing us in our neighbouring county.
As always we ask all the Leitrim clubs to make their very best efforts putting together their entries. Craig agus Ceoil being the core element of this cultural event. If you need any assistance please don’t hesitate to contact any of the committee members or by reply of email.
Further details will be posted as available on our Facebook page – Scór Liatroma, Leitrim GAA website & the Leitrim Observer.

Is mise le meas
Claire Crossan Cathaoirleach
Aoife O`Malley Carrigallen
Laura Crossan, Carrick on Shannon
Roisin Kennedy, Mohill
Gerry Keegan Cloone
Brendan Reynolds, Aughnasheelin

Scór na nOg 

Leitrim County Final Sunday 10th December 2017 2pm, venue tbc

Connacht provincial final Sunday 14th January 2.30pm Claremorris

All Ireland Final Saturday 17th February 2018 Sligo IT

Senior Scór 

Leitrim County Final 24th February 2018, venue tbc

Connacht provincial final March,  venue & date to be confirmed

All Ireland Final Saturday 14th April 2018 Sligo IT

Scór na mBunscoileanna  date yet to be confirmed

Gaeltacht Scholarships 2018

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Gaeltacht Scholarships

Leitrim County Committee GAA is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge. These grants are open to registered and paid-up members of Leitrim GAA clubs, boys or girls.

Some of the grants are part-sponsored by Gaeltacht colleges. In the case of cash grants, when students return they can claim their grant money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.

Application forms can be printed from the link below or can be had had from the Secretary of any GAA club.

Beidh na hiarratais le fáil i ngach meanscoil sa Chontae freisin

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 November 2017.

2018 Scoláireachtaí Application Forms

All-Ireland Scór Finals 2017

All-Ireland Scór Finals 2017

The sight of the bonfire blazing and the crowds assembled to celebrate on the approaching road to Manorhamilton last Sunday at 3pm was a very warm welcome to the team.  At the victory celebration, the  Leitrim dance team were greeted by club  Executives Colette Fox & Hugh Mc Gurrin (Scór officer) as well as Cathaoirleach Scór Liatroma Claire Crossan and Coiste member Roisin Kennedy. A convoy of cars beeping horns and flags flying took the team, their family & friends to the market square where they performed the dance that took them to glory. A memorable occasion for Leitrim Scór & the Glencar – Manorhamilton club, their 4th title to bring home in Figure.

The other four acts through from Leitrim were not as fortunate to clinch the cup or bring home an All-Ireland medal. The table quiz took place separately than the main event early on Saturday morning in the Waterfront Belfast. Leitrim was represented by previous All-Ireland title holders Bornacoola, however, The Monaleen club from Limerick emerged the All-Ireland winners. Ferbane of Offaly came in second and St Josephs of Westmeath in third.

In Solo singing, Sean O Heslins Aisling Maxwell was first of the singers to the stage. Fabulous deliverance of the “Evelyn- Marie” by the Ballinamore lady, unfortunately not to be her day as it was won by Newport Tipperary, Katie Shanahans “Orphan girl” won the judges vote.

Recitation was a very diverse competition, each of the performers offering very different pieces. Aiden Dockerys deliverance of his self-penned James Connolly piece was passionate and has to be said put all his heart and soul into his rendition on the day but Noel Joyce of JK Brackens Tipperary took the title with his comedy piece.

St Marys representing the province in Instrumental Music delivered a fabulous and uplifting array of tunes. A very talented bunch of people, also with previous All-Ireland experience -no doubt they gave the adjudicator from a tough choice to make but the award the title to Newport Tipperary for their 3rd victory of the night.

Glencar-Manorhamilton had a long wait throughout the day as they were last to the stage in the set dance, they once again gave a fabulous performance and danced their feet off but it wasnt to be their night either as Omagh St Endas lifted the All-Ireland title in this competition.

Overall it was a fantastic weekend with the Leitrim contingent occupying quite a large number of seats in the Waterfront auditorium.

Bhí sé soiléir go raibh croí an chontae sa chultúir ghaelach agus muintir an chontae ag baint taitneamh as.

All-Ireland Winners:
Figure Dancing – Glencar-Manorhamilton, Leitrim
Solo-Singing – Katie Shanahan, Tipperary
Recitation – Noel Joyce, JK Brackens, Tipperary
Ballad Group – Clonduff, Down
Leiriu- Gweedore, Donegal
Instrumental – Newport, Tipperary
Set Dancing – St Endas Tyrone

 

 

09-May-17 by Claire Crossan – Oifigeach Cultura agus Teanga

All-Ireland Scór Finals

All-Ireland Scór Finals
An incredible weekend for Leitrim Scór as 6 acts from the county take part in this weekends All-Ireland final in Belfast.

Glencar Manorhamilton represents Connacht in both Figure & Set dance competitions. Having won the figure on 2 previous occasions, the club will be hoping to add to their medal count this Saturday. Aidan Dockery from Bornacoola is taking part in Recitation. He will also be a strong contender for a medal, having won previously. Aisling Maxwell from the Sean O Heslins club is the participant in Solo Singing. No stranger to the Scór stage, Leitrim will be behind the Ballinamore lady. St Marys Instrumental music group are taking part for their second time, the club only has 1 prior All-Ireland medal for recitation, their strong participation for the last number of years may hopefully be rewarded this weekend. Bornacoola Quiz team are taking part in the All-Ireland Table Quiz.

Quiz starts at 11am sharp in the Waterfront hall, Belfast. Entry to this competition is free of charge. The main stage competition starts at 3pm. There is a box office available on the day, Tickets are priced at €20.

Wishing all of the Leitrim Competitors the very best of luck, Liatroim Abú.

 

 

05-May-17 by Claire Crossan – Oifigeach Cultura agus Teanga