No wins for leitrim participants in this years All-Ireland Scór Final.
St Marys figure dance team gave an outstanding performance as they were the first of our acts to hit the stage in The Venue in Derry, the 8 ladies gave it all they had and it was very much felt that they stood a great chance of lifting the title but St Endas of Omagh were declared figure dance champions.
Brendan Brennan from the Ballinamore Seán OHeslins club gave the audience a great laugh with his recitation piece, well delivered as always, the title was won by Noel Joyce of JK Brackens club of Tipperary.
The Venue was in raptures of laughter as Ballinamore Seán OHeslins took to the stage for Novelty Act, Ross Dooner and Michael Fanning carried out “The Raffle”, the sketch went down a storm with the audience, however the judges were defiantly split as results read Moate All Whites as the All-Ireland Champs.
Fenagh had a long wait throughout the day as they were third to the stage in the set dance, they once againÓgave a fabulous performance and danced their feet off but it wasnt to be their night either as Tipperary lifted their third All Ireland title of the night.
Connacht was represented by Norrie Keane of Galway in solo singing, she gave a beautiful performance on Saturday, also representing the province was St Farnans of Sligo in Instrumental Music, a fabulous and talented bunch of young people, no doubt they will give Leitrim musicians good competition again next year, having savoured their first taste of an All-Ireland experience. St Dominics of Roscommon won the Ballad Group and Clan na Gael secured the first definite win of the night in Question Time.
Congratulations to all involved, fine performances were delivered on stage on Saturday, each Leitrim act represented the county and their clubs to the finest degree, well done to all. Many thanks to all who travelled the journey to Derry on Saturday.
All Ireland Scór winners 2013
Figure Dancing – St Endas Omagh, Tyrone
Solo-Singing – Sinead Grant, Tipperary
Instrumental Music – Dóchas Eireann, Dublin
Recitation – Noel Joyce, JK Brackens, Tipperary
Ballad Group – St Dominics, Roscommon
Question Time – Clan na Gael, Roscommon
Novelty Act – Moate All Whites, Co Westmeath
Set Dancing – JK Brackens, Tipperary
29-Apr-13 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor