Coiste Scór Liatroma has announced that Scór na nÓg Liatroma 2020 Finals will take place on Sunday, December 15th. The event will commence with Tráth na gCeist at 12.30pm followed by the stage events which will commence at 2.oopm. All finals will take place in the Mayflower, Drumshanbo. Best wishes to all clubs as they prepare for the staging of the first Official GAA Competition of 2020.

A copy of Rialacha Scór 2020 can be accessed here Rialacha Scór 2019

CLG Cúige Connachta will host a preliminary round for ‘Tráth na gCeisteanna Boird – Comórtas Násiúnta’, in ‘The Centre of Excellence’ Cloonacurry, Bekan, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at 19.30.
From the entrants on the night, 3 teams will be put forward to represent Connacht in the National Final, which will be hosted in Páirc an Chrócaigh on Saturday 14 December 2019. Teams are 4 members with one sub allowed to be named. This ‘Tráth na gCeist’ is completely ‘as Gaeilge’!
Any Club that wishes to put forward a team or teams, should fill out the application form attached below:
Closing date for entrants of this competition will be Saturday 16 November at 19.00.
Please also find attached below the rules for the National Competition 
Should you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact Barra Mac Thiarnáin, barratmact@gmail.com or on 087 9882180.
 
Is mise, le meas,
 
Barra Mac Thiarnáin
CLG Chill Tiobráid, Co. Liatroma.
087 9882180
Ionadaí Chonnacht Coiste Náisiúnta na Gaeilge

Leitrim GAA in conjunction with Leitrim County Council 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 boys and girls living in County Leitrim.

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 the production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.

Application forms can be accessed at this link Scoláireachtaí Application forms 2020 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 25 October 2019.

One Connacht title for Leitrim in this year’s Connacht Scór Sinsir Finals last Sunday in Balla. Aughnasheelin took home the only title in the Ballad Group

The first Leitrim performance to take to the stage was St Marys in the figure dance. The ladies gave a fabulous performance but St Dominic’s in Roscommon danced through to the All-Ireland.

In Solo Singing Michael Burke of Ballinderreen, Galway won the Connacht title seeing off Leitrim’s Sinead Egan of Aughnasheelin.

Achill of Mayo took the Instrumental Music in a very talented and diverse music competition, winning over Leitrim’s 5 St Mary’s ladies team who received great rapture from the audience but unfortunately not the judges choice and Achill retained the win for Mayo for a second year.

Recitation was a very entertaining competition and Mick Rock of Elphin, Roscommon, was declared the winner. Credit to St Mary’s Kathy Butler and her witty piece representing Leitrim so well.

Leiriu winner was Elphin of Roscommon, Leitrim had no entry in this competition.

Aughnasheelin made a welcome comeback in Set Dance. Despite a steady solid performance it went once again to Aughamore of Mayo.

The All-Ireland Finals will be held in The Royal Theatre, Traveller’s Friend hotel, Castlebar, Co Mayo on Saturday, April 13th at 3pm. Please note it is a ticket only event, tickets are priced at €20 (adult) €10 (u16). Please note tickets are non-refundable once any order is placed. They can be ordered through your club officer or county board officials. All orders must be placed by MARCH 27TH.

Wishing Aughnasheelin and all of the Connacht winners the best of luck.

2019 Connacht Scór Winners

Rince Foirne: St Dominics, Roscommon

Amhranaíocht Aonair: Michael Burke, Ballinderreen Galway

Ceol Uirlise: Achill, Mayo

Aithriseoireacht: Mick Rock, Elphin Roscommon

Bailéad Ghrúpa: Aughnasheelan, Leitrim

Léiriú: Elphin, Roscommon

Rince Seit: Aughamore, Mayo

Question Time: Mayo

Cormac MacGill Shield – Roscommon

The All-Ireland Scór na nÓg final will be held this weekend, Saturday 17th February in the TF Theatre Castlebar, Co Mayo. The stage 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 9 young people from the county compete in this year’s final. A phenomenal amount of talent and a great achievement for our small county.

Ballad group representatives from St Marys Kiltoghert are no strangers to the All-Ireland Scór. Saturday will be the group’s 4th consecutive year to compete at all Ireland.

Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s club represents Leitrim in the table quiz. The team will be hoping for a good result on Saturday.
This event will be held at the De La Salle Sports Hall, Castlebar at 11am sharp. Entry to the quiz is free of charge.

Wishing all of the competitors the very best of luck

The Senior Scór County Final took place last Saturday, February 9th in St Marys Hall, Carrick on Shannon. Declan Bohan PRO of Leitrim County board hosted as Fear an Tí for the evening’s stage competition Though disheartening not to have an entry for all 7, It was strong and very entertaining competition. Leitrim has a tradition at all Ireland level from past years and it was disappointing to see no club entry for Leiriu once again. Something for the county to work towards going forward, given the legacy of past all Irelands won in this competition. However, it was fantastic to have some familiar faces returning to Scór Liatroma aris. Maith sibh go Leir.

Leitrim County Medals were presented to the winners by Leitrim County Board Chairperson Terance Boyle.  The Cormac MacGiolla Shield for Club na Bliana was chosen by the panel of judges from Westmeath. Cultural Officer Sheila McNulty from Aughnasheelin accepted the award which was presented by Ailbhe McGill, Bornacoola.
The Leitrim representatives will go onto compete for a Connacht title in Balla, Co Mayo on the 11th March at 3pm. Leitrim will be hoping for winners to go forward to the All-Ireland final which will be held on April 13th in the TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Mayo at 3pm.

The Leitrim Senior Scór quiz will take place on Friday 22nd February. Club tables comprise of 4 people aged over 17 effective January 1st 2019. Clubs 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 Castlebar on April 13th. They will also take part in a Connacht round in Balla on March 11th. 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.

Rince Foirne – St Marys Kiltoghert
Solo Singing – Sinead Egan, Aughnasheelin
Recitation – Kathy Butler, St Mary’s Kiltoghert
Ballad Group – Aughnasheelin
Léiriú – No Competitors
Instrumental Music – St Mary’s Kiltoghert
Set Dance – Aughnasheelin

Club of the year 2018 – Aughnasheelin

2019 Leitrim Scór Sinsir Finals will take place on this Saturday,  February 9th, in St Mary’s Hall, Ck-on-Shannon, commencing at 5pm.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Tráth na gCeist Competition has been postponed until Friday, February 22nd.  Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We will endeavour to be accommodating for any issues that may arise but ask that you advise a committee member in advance if it poses any obstacle for your club’s participation.

A fabulous evening for St Marys, Leitrim regaining their Ballad group title in this year’s Connacht Scór na nÓg. The finals were held last Sunday in Claremorris, Co Mayo. The newly introduced Connacht round of the quiz was held as the first event of the day in Claremorris GAA clubhouse. Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins faced the four other Connacht county teams for a provincial round with the Leitrim team finishing with an impressive 51 points. Roscommon winning the Connacht medals for 2019. All 5 county teams will participate in the 32 County All- Ireland quiz on February 16th in Castlebar at 11am. Entrance to the quiz is free of charge.

The first Leitrim competitors to take to the main stage were St Marys Carrick on Shannon in the Figure dancing. The team gave a super lively and polished performance. Having reached their first All-Ireland last year in Sligo, there was great anticipation for a 2nd qualification for the young team. With Leitrim, Roscommon and Mayo all having competed in All-Ireland in the last 3 years, it was going to be a tight finish. St Dominic’s of Roscommon were chosen as the Connacht Winners.

In Solo Singing, Amelia Pajak of Mohill made her second appearance at Connacht level. Nerves didn’t play a part on the day for her as she gave a beautiful solo. A tight competition with some beautiful singers with varying styles, Ellen Keane from Galway emerged as the winner for the singing adjudicator.

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 for a third consecutive year in a bid to earn his title.  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. Evan Gunn from Elphin, 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 4th Connacht title were thrilled to be representing Connacht & Leitrim at the All-Ireland once again.

Kiltubrid represented Leitrim in Instrumental Music on Sunday. A first for the club reaching the Connacht final having been knocking on the door for a number of years. The musicians received fantastic rapture from the audience but unfortunately with stiff competition, not the judge’s choice. The musical arrangements they brought to the stage and the array of instruments the young people play with ease, was certainly to be admired. Corofin of Galway lifted the title in Instrumental Music.

Aughnasheelan made a comeback in this year’s Leiriu competition. A great witty performance was given by the young team, however, the winner for a third consecutive year was St Dominic’s of Roscommon.

Annaduff were first to dance and set the pace for Rince Seit. The 8 young ladies delivered a solid performance at their Provincial debut but the title went to stalwarts of Scór, Abbeyknockmoy, Galway.

The All-Ireland Finals will be held in the TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar on February 16th 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 Scór officers.  All orders must be placed by Friday January 25th.
Wishing – St Marys, Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s and all of the Connacht winners the very best of luck at the All-Ireland final.

2019 Connacht Scór na nÓg Winners

Rince Foirne:   St Dominic’s Roscommon

Amhranaíocht Aonair:   Ellen Keane, Galway

Ceol Uirlise:  Corofin, Galway

Aithriseoireacht:   Evan Gunn, Roscommon

Bailéad Ghrúpa:   St Mary’s, Leitrim

Léiriú: St Dominic’s, Roscommon

Rince Seit:   Abbeyknockmoy, Galway

Tráth na gCeist: Roscommon

St Mary’s Kiltoghert Ballad Group

Connacht Scór na nÓg Champions 2019

The Leitrim Scór na nOg County Final took place on Sunday last, December 2nd in the Mayflower, Drumshanbo. Paddy McDermott former all- Ireland quiz winner from Cavan did an excellent job hosting the table quiz final. With 12 teams taking part and a tight finish to the final round, Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins managed to claim the county title for 2019. The 4 young men qualify for the All-Ireland table quiz to be held in the TF Theatre in Castlebar next February. An added bonus and a great practice round is also provided by Coiste Connacht when they host a provincial round at their finals to be held in January. The main stage competition exceeded expectations in both numbers and talent. A huge amount of effort from clubs, with numbers very much increased on previous year’s finals. It was a proud day for Leitrim to host a final with entries in all disciplines, something that was not easily achieved around Connacht. Bean an Tí for the day was Sarah McWeeney from Aughnasheelan, having lots of experience as a competitor, she settled into the role with ease. Leitrim county finalist’s hopefuls took to the stage to present their best-polished performance to the judges from Monaghan. Well done to all 12 clubs who took part – Aughavas, Annaduff, Aughnasheelan, Allen Gaels, Ballinaglera, Fenagh, Glencar-Manorhamilton, Gortletteragh, Kiltubrid, Leitrim Gaels, Mohill and St Mary’s. It was a fabulous afternoon of music, song & dance. It was great to see some familiar faces returning to Scór Liatroma aris. Maith sibh go Leir.

Medals were presented to the winners by Chairperson of Leitrim’s Cathaoirleach Coiste Scór Claire Crossan. Club na mBliana was selected by the adjudicators and awarded to St Mary’s for their huge entries (11) in this year’s competition. The Cormac MacGiolla Shield was proudly presented to Laura Crossan, Cultural officer of St Mary’s by Ailbhe McGill, Bornacoola.

Leitrim Winners 2019

Rince Foirne: St Mary’s B

Solo Singing: Amelia Pajak, Mohill

Recitation: Michael Connorton, St Mary’s

Ballad Group: St Marys, Carrick

Léiriú: Aughnasheelin

Instrumental Music: Kiltubrid

Set Dancing: Annaduff

Dates for the Diary

Connacht Scór na nOg – January 13th, Claremorris Town Hall

Senior County Final – 9th February 2019

All-Ireland Scór na nOg – February 9th 2019, TF Theatre Castlebar.

School Scór – March 19

Connacht Senior Scór – 10th March 2019, Balla, Co Mayo

Senior All-Ireland Scór – TF Theatre Castlebar, Co Mayo

Coiste Scór Connacht and Sligo IT host this weekends All Ireland Senior Scór Final.  Kathy Butler of St Mary’s was chosen by the National Committee to take on the coveted role of Bean an Ti on stage. An honour for the Carrick lady and for the St Marys club. Laura Crossan having previously had the honour of the same role at Scór na nog in Belfast’s Waterfront Theatre in February of last year.

Aughnasheelin represents Leitrim & Connacht in Ballad Group. Brendan, Cait & Sile having sung with the group who won the All-Ireland title back in 2006, the club will be hoping to add to their medal count this Saturday. Bornacoola Quiz team are the Leitrim county winners taking part in the 32 county All-Ireland Table Quiz. They also have previous All-Ireland medals, having last won in Killarney in 2012 when the quiz competition took place in the old stage format.

Quiz starts at 11am sharp in the ballroom of the Clayton Hotel Sligo. Entry to this competition is free of charge. The main stage competition starts at 3pm in the Institute of Technology Sligo’s Knocknarea Arena. There is a limited number of tickets through the box office available on the day, Tickets are priced at €20.

 

Coiste Náisiúnta scór are delighted to announce the final will be broadcast live on TG4 YouTube.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3s3JRzokFw8

 

An hour long highlight programme will air on TG4 April 27th at 8pm

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

Scór na mBunscoileanna – The Scór na mBunscoileanna took place in Cloone Community Hall last Friday 9th of March. Eleven schools took part and a staggering 254 children. The standards of performances were an absolute credit to the schools, parents and teachers, the children really promoted the culture and talent of the schools. Some very strong and youthful contenders to possibly go forward to Scór na nÓg next Autumn. Question Time was a tough competition with teams with top marks right to the end on both nights. Many thanks and credit to our Bean an Ti, Friday night was compered by St Marys Laura Crossan who kept the busy evening ticking over at a steady pace. Medals in each event were presented for first, second & third places. Very strong performances and big numbers in Solo Singing & Recitation, to which the judges also gave joint places unable to decide between some performances.
The Cormac Mac Giolla shield for the best school overall was won by Annaduff National School.

Tráth na gCeist
1.       St. Caillin’s Fenagh A & Annaduff A
2.       Gaelscoil Liatroma A/ Drumcong B/ St. Joseph’s Aughavas A

Rince Fóirne – Figure Dance
1.       Aughavas
2.       St. Manachan’s B
3.       Gaelscoil Liatroma

Amhránaíocht Aonair – Solo Singing
1.       St. Manachan’s Mohill
2.       Annaduff N.S.
3.       Gaelscoil Liatroma A & St. Joseph’s N.S., Leitrim Village A

Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht – Recitation
1.       Annaduff N.S. B
2.       Scoil Muire
3.       St. Manachan’s Mohill B & Scoil Clann Naofa Ballinamore

Rince Seit – Set Dance
1.       Annaduff B
2.       Annaduff A

Léiriú Stáitse – Stage Play
1.       St. Manachan’s Mohill
2.       Scoil Muire, Carrick

Ceol Uirlise – Instrumental Music
1.       St. Joseph’s N.S., Leitrim Village
2.       St. Hugh’s N.S., Dowra
3.       Gaelscoil Liatroma

Ballad Group
1.       Annaduff N.S. B
2.       Gaelscoil Liatroma B
3.       Gaelscoil Liatroma A & St. Manachan’s Mohill

School of the Year – Annaduff N.S.

The County Final took place last Saturday, March 10th in the Mayflower, Drumshanbo. Carrigallen’s Aoife Ni Mhaille hosted the Senior table quiz final & Bean an Tí for the evening’s stage competition was St Mary’s Laura Crossan. Though disheartening not to have an entry for all 7, It was strong and very entertaining competition. Leitrim has a tradition at all Ireland level from past years for being strong in Figure, Leiriu and Music, disappointing to see no club entry for any of these on Saturday night. However, it was fantastic to have some familiar faces returning to Scór Liatroma aris. Maith sibh go Leir. The quiz was held in the full table quiz format prior to the stage competition. Bornacoola emerged the winners after a tight 10 rounds were complete. Bornacoola are now our Leitrim team for the 32 county All-Ireland final. It will be held on April 14th in the Clayton Hotel Sligo at 11am.

Leitrim County Medals were presented to the winners by Chairperson of Leitrim Coiste Scór Chairperson Claire Crossan.  Brid Sullivan from Ballinamore accepted the Cormac MacGiolla Shield for Club na Bliana, proudly presented by Ailbhe McGill, Bornacoola.
The Leitrim representatives will go onto compete for a Connacht title in St Johns Hall Lecarrow, Co Roscommon on bank holiday Monday 19th March at 4pm. Leitrim will be hoping for winners to take part in the All-Ireland final to be held at 3pm also on April 14th in the Knoacknarea Arena IT Sligo.

Rince Foirne – No Competitors
Solo Singing – Maureen Kron, Glencar/Manorhamilton
Recitation – Aidan Dockery, Bornacoola
Ballad Group – Aughnasheelan
Léiriú – No Competitors
Instrumental Music: No Competitors
Set Dance – Aughnasheelin

Club of the year 2018 – Sean O’Heslin’s Ballinamore

As a result of further overnight snow in some areas and frosty conditions, it has been decided to postpone Scór Sinsir until next Saturday, March 10th. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

As a partial thaw has set in and the majority of county primary and secondary roads are clearing well of snow this afternoon, the Leitrim Scór Committee will make a firm decision tomorrow morning regarding the Scór Sinsir Finals which are scheduled to go ahead in Drumshanbo tomorrow evening. If any area is further affected by overnight snow please inform Scór Rúnaí Claire Crossan at 0876472547 asap tomorrow morning. As is stands the event is still on tomorrow evening.