Connacht Senior Scór Success

Another incredible night for Leitrim in the Connacht Senior Scór Finals. Leitrim once again topped the polls of titles on the night by winning 5 of the 8 events.
This brings our Connacht titles to 115 in Scór since it started in 1970. Leitrim also retained the Cormac MacGiolla Memorial Shield which was won in recognition of our success, the shield has never been outside of Leitrim since it was introduced to the competition in 2009.

St Marys were first to the stage in Rince Foirne and won the Figure Dance title, seeing off the opposition from Roscommon. The team will be hoping for a third time lucky All-Ireland chance this year having won the Connacht title for the first time in 2012 and they will be hoping to go the extra mile and bring the title back to Leitrim.
James Hazlet of Drumkeerin gave a fabulous performance in solo singing but Norrie Quinn of Abbeyknockmoy took the title back to Galway for a second year in a row.
Drumkeerin also represented Leitrim in Instrumental Music, they gave a flawless foot tapping performance but unfortunately for Leitrim, previous All-Ireland finalists, St Farnans of Sligo were announced the winners.
Aiden Dockery of Bornacoola gave a heartfelt performance in Recitation, winning him the Connacht title.
A fabulous win for St Marys Ballad group who gave yet another outstanding performance. Having made it to the All Ireland on 2 separate occasions in past years, elation was felt among the leitrim supporters for this exceptional group. It really will be double whammy for St Marys this year with both groups making their third All-Ireland debut.
Leona Reynolds from Aughnasheelin competed in Rince Sean-Os, a very well executed performance, mixing the traditional old style steps with her flare and energy successfully won the title.
Set Dancing was won by the Fenagh St Caillins team, a fine performance, and worthy winners of this years title.

Sean OHeslins having won the Question Time at Leitrim County Final will represent the County in a National Question Time Quiz in the IT Castlebar on the morning of the All-Ireland.

Tickets for the All Ireland
Tickets for the All Ireland Finals in the Royal Theatre Castlebar on Saturday 26th April must be ordered in advance. For the competing clubs, tickets must be ordered through your clubs Scór officer by Friday 4th April.
For people outside those clubs they can be ordered directly through County Scór Rúnaí, Maura Mulvey on 087-6486967 or contact your Scór officer as soon as possible. Clubs are also asked to make sure that anyone who orders tickets pays for them with the order, as tickets are non-refundable and the clubs must pay for all tickets when ordered.

Rince Foirne: St Marys, Leitrim
Solo Singing : Norrie Quinn, Abbeyknockmoy, Galway
Recitation: Aiden Dockery, Bornacoola, Leitrim
Instrumental Music: St Farnans Sligo
Sean-Os: Leona Reynolds, Aughnasheelin, Leitrim
Ballad Group : St Marys, Leitrim
Set Dance: Fenagh St Callins, Leitrim 



24-Mar-14 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor