For the second year in succession the Connacht Scór Sinsear Finals are taking place in Leitrim. Last year they were in Ballinamore and this year they are in Manorhamilton. This is recognition that Leitrim is now the powerhouse of senior Scór in the province, indeed Leitrim is probably the only county that will be represented in all eight disciplines this year. The finals are in the Bee Park Centre on Saturday next starting at 6.00pm.
Leitrim will be strongly represented in all eight disciplines and it will be a major surprise if Leitrim do not win a number of titles. Last year Leitrim won five of the eight events, winning in Rince Foirne, Amhranaíocht Aonair, Ceol Uirlise, Trath na gCeist and Nuachleas. Such is the standard of Scór in Leitrim that only two of the same five clubs that won Connacht titles in 2007 have qualified out of Leitrim in 2008. Glencar/Manorhamilton are back again in Rince Foirne and Bornacoola are there again in tráth na gCeist.
In Amhranaíocht Aonair, Elaine Duignan from the Sean OHeslins club, Leitrim Gaels in Ceol Uirlise and Seán OHeslins in Nuachleas are the Leitrim representatives this year replacing Aughnasheelin, Dromahair and Fenagh respectively, all who won in Connacht last year.
Of the three disciplines where Leitrim did not win Connacht last year, Louise Staunton is back reciting for Bornacoola in the finals, Fenagh St Caillins replace Glencar/Manorhamilton in the Rince Seit and St Marys replace Aughnasheelin in Bailéad Ghrúpa. All in all it is a strong Leitrim representation and it will be a good night of entertainment all round.
Good luck to all Leitrim Scór representatives at the Connacht finals in Manorhamilton this Saturday starting at 6.00
26-Mar-08 by Sean O Suilleabhain