Despite a shaky start in events leading up to Connacht Senior Scór, Leitrim had great success in Tubbercurry on Saturday evening last. Leitrims Laura Crossan was Bean an Tí for the evening.
Next up was our solo singer Paula Nic Tiarnáin who gave a beautiful version of Is ar Éireann ní neosainn cé hí. Unfortunately the title went to reigning champion Norrie Keane from Galway.
Aiden Dockery delivered a powerful recitation by Sean O Casey accompanied by beautiful music by Dromahairs Stephen McInerney. The performance secured him another Connacht title in the recitation competition.
The Drumkeerin instrumental group gave an uplifting performance in their section but unfortunately were pipped to the post by Sligo.
Ballinamore-Sean O Heslins were due to represent us in the Leiriu competition. Unfortunately in the lead up to the competition, there were some concerns about the content of their Leiriu. After a meeting with the Leitrim Committee, it was decided they would not go forward to the Connacht final. Roscommon took the title in this category.
Dromahair represented us in the ballad group competition and gave lovely renditions of Bare Mayo and Twa Corbies but the title went to Roscommon.
Leona Reynolds represented Leitrim in the Sean Nós competition and was a unanimous winner with both the judges and the audience alike.
The last competition of the night was set dancing and Glencar Manorhamilton took to the stage again. Despite a strong, energetic performance, Galway took home the title.
Leitrim won the best overall county in Connacht and they were presented with the Cormac McGill Cup by Ailbhe McGill.
The very best of luck to all our Leitrim competitors going forward to the All Ireland Finals in Citywest on April 25th.
Rince Fóirne – Liatrom (Glencar Manorhamilton)
Amhránaíocht Aonair – Gaillimh (Abbeyknockmoy)
Aithriseoireacht – Liatrom (Bornacoola)
Ceoil Uirlise – Sligeach (St. Farnans)
Leiriu – Ros Comáin (Kilglass Gaels)
Bailéad Ghrúpa – Ros Comáin (St. Dominics)
Rince Sean Nós – Liatrom (Aughnasheelin)
Rince Seit – Gaillimh (Abbeyknockmoy)
Overall – Liatrom
30-Mar-15 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor