Scór Sinsir will take place on Saturday 23rd March in Drumshanbo.
Ii would be appreciated if clubs could complete the google form below by Friday 8th March to allow us to plan for Senior Scór.
Every club needs to complete the form so we know whether your club are or are not participating in Scór Sinsir 2024.
Further to our webinar, there will be two workshops held this week, one for Novelty Act & Recitation/Storytelling and the other for Ballad Group & Solo Singing. Links are below to register for same.
Scór Sinsir 2022 Information Webinars
Coiste Náisiúnta Scór will be hosting webinars next week to support clubs and counties across the country in promoting Scór Sinsir 2022. For clubs who are new to Scór, it is a celebration of our culture and heritage, showcasing our language, music, stories and dance.
As it has been two years since we last held Scór Sinsir competitions at local level, Coiste Náisiúnta Scór want to offer everyone an opportunity to attend a webinar that will provide support to clubs who wish to enter the competition.  Clubs are welcome to join our provincial webinar where we will be able to answer questions and provide any information that is needed for Scór Sinsir 2022. Where clubs are unable to attend our own provincial webinar, they may attend another one of their choice.
To register for any of the webinars, click on one of the links below.  All webinars will be delivered by the same presenters using the same content.
There is no limit on the amount of people that may join from a club.Dátaí/Dates
Ulster Webinar -Tuesday 9th August @ 8:00pm
Munster Webinar – Tuesday 9th August @ 9:00pm
Leinster Webinar – Wednesday 10th August @ 8:00pm
Connacht Webinar – Wednesday 10th August @ 9:00pm

Gaeltacht Grants Draw 2022

Is deas a fheiceáil go bhfuil an méid sin daoine óga ag dul go dtí an Ghaeltacht chun a gcuid Ghaeilge a fheabhsú. Buíochas do na buachaillí agus na cailíní go léir a chuir isteach ar na scoláireachtaí agus comhghairdeas do na buaiteoirí.

There was a large number of applicants for the Gaeltacht grants offered by Coiste Contae Liatroma. Leitrim County Board GAA was pleased to receive support from Leitrim County Council for this project. Grants of between €200 will be awarded to the twelve winners below on return from their chosen Gaeltacht course.


Seo iad na buaiteoirí:

Ava Keaveney, Drumkeerin

Sorcha Lowe, Drumkeeran

Naoise Quinn, Glenfarne

Cillian McMorrow, Dromahair

Alfie Regan, Tullaghan

Sinéad Brady, Manorhamilton

Sarena Fallon, Kilclare

Ellie Keegan, Dromahair

Ruby Mai Keane, Kilclare

Josh McWeeney, Leitrim Village

Tomás MacEoin, Drumshanbo

Patrick Keane, Kilclare


Buíochas do Choláiste na bhFiann a thug páirt-scoláireachtaí dúinn freisin.
Thanks to Coláiste na bhFiann who have given eight part-scholarships also.
Seo iad na buaiteoirí:
Mya Gormley, Ballinamore
Molly Cullen, Glenfarne
Brían Nolan, Drumshanbo
Zoe McNamee, Leitrim Village
Aoife Gillard, Drumshanbo
Ella Guckian, Drumshanbo
Ruairí O’ Rourke, Fenaghbeg
Saoirse Davis
Pitcured is Paddy O’Rourke, Chairman of Leitrim County Council drawing the first prize winner, Ava Keaveney, Drumkeerin from the drum in Avantmoney Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada during the interval of the Leitrim versus Wexford Allianz Football League Game on Sunday. Also pictured is Enda Stenson, Chairperson Leitrim GAA and Seán Mc Goldrick, Pairc Seán Committee. Congratulations to all the winners.
Amhránaíocht Aonair (23ú Feabhra 2022) 13 – 17 year olds
Scór 2022 Information Webinars
Coiste Náisiúnta Scór will be hosting webinars this week to support clubs and counties across the country in promoting Scór na nÓg 2022.We are delighted that Scór na nÓg 2022 is going ahead in the coming weeks but we are well aware of the huge challenges this may bring. Scór has been one aspect of the GAA that has suffered the most during the pandemic due to restrictions on indoor gatherings. Scór is a celebration of our culture and heritage, showcasing our language, music, stories and dance.As it has been two years since we last held Scór na nÓg, Coiste Náisiúnta Scór want to offer everyone an opportunity to attend a webinar that will provide support to clubs who wish to enter the competition.  Clubs are welcome to join our provincial webinar where we will be able to answer questions and provide any information that is needed for Scór na nÓg 2022. Where clubs are unable to attend our own provincial webinar, they may request a link to attend another one of their choice.To register for the event, please click here
To register for a webinar in another province as outlined below e-mail:
There is no limit on the amount of people that may join from a club.Dátaí/DatesConnacht Webinar – Wednesday 2nd February 7:30pm (Link provided above)Leinster Webinar – Thursday 3rd February @ 7:30pmUlster Webinar -Thursday 3rd February @ 8:30pmMunster Webinar – Friday 4th February @ 7:30pm

Calling on all Leitrim clubs. Its that time of year again to dust off the dancing shoes, take out those musical instruments or clear the throat for a song or a resitation. For more information contact


Connacht G.A.A. ensures the West is well and truly awake!

The G.A.A. dressing rooms, pitches, walkways and training grounds around the country maybe desolate, however, it’s cultural wing, Scór, is busier than ever. From Manorhamilton in North Leitrim down to beautiful Kinvara in South Galway, and from Achill on the Atlantic coast to Tarmonbarry on the Roscommon/Longford border, there’s barely a club in the mighty West left untouched by GAA Scór activities. How fitting so are the words of Thomas Davies’ rousing ballad ‘The West’s Awake’, to celebrate Scór participation in Connacht during these unprecedented times and represent the province in Virtual Scór.

This memorable rendition of a song synonymous with wonderful sporting days for western teams, features over 30 musicians and singers from 14 clubs across the province. With all local and county rivalries put aside, these performers have contributed their time and expertise for this special collaboration in a spirit of goodwill and pride befitting our country’s response to the challenging times we are living through. A great surprise to many was the inclusion of G.A.A. legends Jimmy Murray (Roscommon), Joe McDonagh (Galway) and of course, who many would regard as the original voice of Gaelic games, Dublin’s, Mícheál Ó hEithir.

The project was co-ordinated by Tom Murray, Rúnaí of Coiste Scór Chonnacht, who put the call out to Connacht Scór officials and delegates from each county to liaise with people at local level. Seán Ó Murchú, Cathaoirleach, Coiste Scór Chonnacht, has praised the efforts of all involved saying “it’s so heartening to see the great calibre of talent in the west making such a united contribution to ‘Virtual Scór’”. These sentiments were echoed by Gerry McGovern, Uachtarán, Comhairle Chonnacht, who remarked “all in Connacht G.A.A. can be immensely proud of this initiative”.

Ensuring that the final product was successfully brought together, the expertise and experience of Gareth McGreevy from Saul GAA in Co. Down was brought on board. Gareth has been responsible for some excellent ‘Virtual Scór’ collaborations over the past few weeks which have seen singers and musicians from all over Ireland record versions of the ‘May the Road Rise to Meet You’ and Dana’s ‘All Kinds of Everything’. Connacht Scór is indebted to Gareth for lending his time and professionalism to his fellow Gaels in the west.

‘Virtual Scór’ has been a source of tremendous entertainment, distraction and fun over the past two months. The absence of our native field sports and club activities has left an indelible void in the lives of many and presented an obstacle to the natural expression of our Irishness offered through Cumann Luthchleas Gael. ‘Virtual Scór’ has hugely helped to counteract this void for many Gaels all over the country and beyond, and so Connacht Scór would like to dedicate this song to the men behind the movement, Aodán Ó Braonáin, Chairman of the National Scór Committee, and Rúnaí, Jamie Ó Tuama (Páirc an Chrócaigh), for their tireless work and efforts in keeping Scór to the fore in this novel way.



Singers and musicians involved in the production are:

Cian and Caoimhe Kearns (Owenmore Gaels GAA, Sligo), Niamh Farrell (St. Mary’s GAA, Sligo), Damien McGuinness and Deirdre Kilgannon (St. Farnon’s GAA, Sligo), Carmel Costelloe (Menlough/Skehana GAA, Galway), Ellen Keane, Emily and Emmet Greaney (Abbeyknockmoy GAA, Galway), Siobhán Breathnach (Kilconly GAA, Galway), Paula Kiernan (Carrigallen GAA, Leitrim), Fionnuala Maxwell (Annaduff GAA, Leitrim), Laura Crossan and Eleanor Smith (St. Mary’s Kiltoghert GAA, Leitrim), Sarah Keane (Elphin GAA, Roscommon), Fiachra Guihen, Elizabeth Earley and Rachel Noone (St. Ronan’s GAA, Roscommon), Mary Murray, Claire and Anne Marie Murray, Lisa and Tom Murray, Louise Fallon, Ciara Dempsey, Áine O’Connor Flynn, Padraig and Gordon O’Connor, Donncha and Alastair Beegan (St. Dominics GAA, Roscommon, Ann Forry and Fiona Connaghan (CLG Acla/Achill GAA, Mayo), Joanne McAndrew (Kilfian GAA, Mayo).

The production was launched at 8pm on Friday evening on Connacht G.A.A.’s Facebook page. In less than 20 hours it has over 21,000 views from right across the world.

In the words of Thomas Davies “but hark a voice like thunder spake, the West’s Awake, the West’s Awake!”


Tá súil agam go bhfuil sibh uilig go maith.
As you may hopefully know from your Coiste Scór in the county, Connacht Scór will be lauching a “virtual video” of the West’s Awake this evening on the Connacht G.A.A. Facebook page at 8pm. It consists of Scór musicians and singers from the five counties in Connacht. You may have seen something similar on the County Down website in the last few days.
For now, I would appreciate a “like” and “share” or a possible tweet. Once it is goes live tonight, I’d be delighted if it was shared with a press release I’ll forward to you later this evening. If you require artwork for your Facebook page or Twitter account, drop me a text at the number below and I’ll forward immediately.
Míle buíochas as bhur dtacaíochta le Scór mar O.C.P. !
Ar aghaidh linn le chéile!

Tomás Ó Muirí

Runaí, Coiste Scór Chonnacht

Teachtaireacht ó Chathaoirleach Choiste Náisiúnta Scór, Aodán Ó Braonáin

By Jamie O Tuama

Ag an am seo den bhliain ba cheart go mbeadh ‘fáiltiú’ á scríobh agam roimh mhuintir Scór chuig Babhtaí Ceannais Scór Sinsir na hÉireann san INEC i gCill Airne. Is mór an trua nach féidir linn dul ar aghaidh leis na comórtaisí, go háirithe dóibh siúd atá tar éis Craobh an Chondae a bhuachaint. Caithimid cloí le comhairle an Rialtais agus, sa deireadh thiar thall, caithfidh muid tús áite a thabhairt do shláinte agus fholláine an phobail.

The cancellation of our Scór Sinsir All-Ireland Finals due to be held in the INEC Killarney is a grave disappointment to all involved in GAA Scór. For those who have trained hard, won a county title and hoped for All-Ireland glory it is especially difficult. However, the health and safety of our communities and especially our senior citizens, many of whom are among our most loyal supporters, must take precedence.

As we have no indication as to how long the present restrictions will apply it is difficult to plan for the future. Coiste Náisiúnta Scór will be guided by advice from the Ard-Stiurthóir in any decision to resume live competition. It is our current intention to complete the current Scór Sinsir competition before commencing the 2021 renewal.

While our live Scór competitions are in hibernation there is a vibrant and varied Scór programme of activity being run online. “Vitual Scór” affords the opportunity to perform in a multiple of disciplines on Facebook, (GAA Scór Oifigiúl) and the range of performance and creativity on display has been outstanding. County and provincial Scór committees are actively promoting performance and celebrating past performers on social media. A diary of upcoming events can be found on “GAA Scór Oifigiúil” on Facebook.

Many of our Scór participants and followers are involved in the war on Covid 19 as frontline workers in healthcare, social-care, policing and voluntary work across the island of Ireland. Our thoughts, prayers and gratitude are with you all.

Fan sa bhaile, fan sábháilte ach leanaigí ar aghaidh ag canadh, ag casadh ceoil, ag damhsa agus insint scéalta.

Aodán Ó Braonáin (Cathaoirleach, Coiste Náisiúnta Scór)

Sceideal ‘Virtual Scór’ @GAAScór Oifigiúil

25 Aibreán Ceol Clainne’ day on Virtual Scór – 2+ musicians from the same family needed to participate

25 Aibreán Online Tráth na gCeist on Scór Chonnacht’s FB page at 9.00

26 Aibreán ‘GAAgaeilge’ Day on Virtual Scór – amhráin, dánta, aithrisí agus scéalta i nGaeilge amháin

30 Aibreán Craobh Scór na nÓg 2020 on Facebook

2 Bealtaine County Day’ – songs in which counties are mentioned for Virtual Scór

3 Bealtaine ‘Rince Timpeall an Tí’ – dances with 2+ participants from families for Virtual Scór

6 Bealtaine TG4 Highlights from Scór Finals in 2019

Tá súil agam go bhfuil sibh uilig go maith agus go bhfuil sibh ag coinneail slán sábháilte san am éiginnte seo. Níl anseo ach ríomhphost gairid le sibh a chur ar an eolas maidir le cúpla togra atá ar bun againn faoi láthair.


Seo chugaibh nasc chuig iris nua Ghaeilge Chumann Lúthchleas Gael. Bheinn buíoch díbh dá mbeadh sibh in ann an nasc seo a scaipeadh ar bhaill Bhord an Chontae agus bheadh sé iontach dá mbeadh an tOifigeach Caidrimh Poiblí sásta scéal a chur amach faoi ar mheain shóisialta an Chontae!


Leagan Gaeilge


Leagan Béarla


Chomh maith leis sin, tá ‘Virtual Scór’ ar siúl ar leathanach FB GAA Scór Oifigiúil idir an lá inniu agus an Domhnach seo chugainn. Bheinn buíoch ach an scéal a scaipeadh faoi. Tá nasc chuig an ócáid seo le fáil anseo:


Coinnigí slán sábhailte agus beannachtaí na Cásca oraibh!





I hope you are all keeping safe and well during this uncertain period. I am writing to you to draw your attention to two initiatives we are undertaking at present.


The following is a link to our new online Irish language magazine. I would be very grateful if you could forward this link to the members of the county Board and to your PRO in particular to see if he/she would be happy do publicise it on the county’s social media platforms.


Leagan Gaeilge


Leagan Béarla


Also, ‘Virtual Scór’ will be taking place from today until Sunday on our GAA Scór Oifigiúil FB page. I would be grateful if you could spread the word. All details can be found at the following link:


Stay sound and safe and have a happy Easter!


Beirigí bua,






Jamie Ó Tuama

Oifigeach Forbartha Gaeilge

An Rannóg Chumarsáide


Guthán / Phone : +353 (0)1 819 2941 / 087 9505695
CLG, Páirc an Chrócaigh, Baile Átha Cliath 3 / GAA, Croke Park, Dublin 3

The County Finals took place last Saturday, March 6th in Mohill. Fionnuala Maxwell, Annaduff once again did an excellent job hosting as Bean an Tí for the evening’s entertainment.

Well done to all 8 clubs who took part. It was a lovely evening of music, song & dance. It was great to see some familiar faces returning to Scór Liatroma aris. Maith sibh go Leir. The quiz was held in the new format prior to the stage competition with the top 3 teams going head to head on stage later in the evening. In Leitrim’s case we had a tie, bringing 4 teams to the final round.  After a nail biting final of 6 rounds, with the Bors and St Marys going point to point to the bitter end. Bornacoola emerged the winners and represent Leitrim at the Connacht Provincial final. Medals were presented to the winners by the newly elected Chairperson of Leitrim County Board Chairman, Enda Stenson. The club of the year was selected by the Cavan judging panel. Claire Crossan accepted the Cormac MacGiolla Shield for Club na Bliana on behalf of Laura Crossan (cultural officer St Marys). It was proudly presented to Claire by Ailbhe McGill, Bornacoola.



Leitrim winners: 

Question Time; Bornacoola

Rince Foirne:  Mohill

Solo Singing:  Sinéad Egan, Aughnasheelan

Recitation:  Aidan Dockery, Bornacoola

Ballad Group: St Marys, Kiltoghert

Nuachleas: No competitor’s

Instrumental Music: St Marys Kiltoghert

Set Dancing:  Fenagh St Cailins