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

Senior Scór County Final will be held in the Canon Donohue Hall, Mohill on Friday 6th of March. The County title winners from this round will go forward to the Connaught final on Saturday 21st March. The All-Ireland final takes place in the INEC Killarney on April 25th.

The Leitrim final will start with quiz at 6.30pm, followed by the main stage, approx. 7.30pm.

There is a great interest and nice buzz around this adult year’s competition with many clubs reviving items that they had previously entered adopting the new rules changes to suit. And lots of hopeful interest from clubs who have been dormant for some time.

The categories and order of competitions for the county final are – Figure Dancing. Solo Singing, Recitiation, Ballad group, Nuachleas, Instrumental Music and Set dancing. The top 3 teams from the quiz will compete in the final round of the quiz on stage in the 2nd half of the night, directly after the break. Questions for these rounds are individual but are written answers only. And final marks will be given after the rounds are completed.

Competitors must be over 17 effective January 1st 2020 to compete. With only one exception – one person underage in figure and set dancing only.

If you require any further information to help direct your clubs involvement, please contact Claire@ 0876472547 or email irishculturalofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie. The Scor rulebook is available at gaa.ie, here on the Leitrim GAA website (also under Scór menu in Activities section) & the Scor Liatroma facebook page.

Entries for the Leitrim final to be submitted by return of email irishculturalofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie by Monday 2nd March.

Connacht Finals of Scór na nÓg Finals are taking place this Saturday 11th of January. The quiz takes place at 1pm in Claremorris GAA clubhouse and the stage venue is the Town Hall Claremorris starting at 2.30pm sharp. There are no advance tickets, admission is payable on the door on the day. All of our Leitrim winners will be competing for a place in the All-Ireland final to be held in the INEC Killarney on February 1st. Wishing all of our Leitrim teams and all involved the very best of luck.

Rince Foirne: St Mary’s Kiltoghert

Amhranaíocht Aonair: Caoimhe Mooney, Annaduff

Aithriseoireacht: Michael Connorton, St Mary’s Kiltoghert

Bailéad Ghrúpa: Annaduff

Nuachleas: Mohill

Ceol Uirlise: Kiltubrid

Rince Seit: Annaduff

Tráth na gCeist: Carrigallen Read more

The County Final took place last Sunday, December 15th in the Mayflower, Drumshanbo. Fionnuala Maxwell hosted the final as Bean an Tí for the stage competition. With entries in all seven categories, it was strong and very entertaining competition. It was fantastic to have some dormant clubs returning to Scór Liatroma aris. Maith sibh go Leir. The quiz was held in the full table quiz format prior to the stage competition. Annaduff, Fenagh St Caillian’s and Carrigallen going head to head for the final 3 rounds of individual questions on stage. Tight to the bitter end, Carrigallan emerged the winners after the rounds were completed. The Leitrim champions now have to battle it out at the Connacht round for a place in the top 3 to qualify for the All-Ireland final.

Leitrim County Medals were presented to the winners by Chairperson of Leitrim Coiste Scór Chairperson Claire Crossan. Club of the year was decided by our judging panel. Annaduff was chosen by the 3 adjudicators. Fionnuala Maxwell accepted the Cormac MacGiolla Shield for Club na Bliana as the clubs Cultural officer which was proudly presented by Ailbhe McGill, Bornacoola. The Leitrim representatives will go onto compete for a Connacht title in The Town Hall Claremorris, Mayo on Saturday 11th January at 2.30pm. The quiz will be held on the same day prior to the stage competition in Claremorris GAA grounds, with a time to be confirmed. Leitrim will be hoping for winners to take part in the All-Ireland final to be held on February 1st in the INEC Killarney.

Quiz – Carrigallen

Rince Foirne –St Marys Kiltoghert

Solo Singing –Caoimhe Mooney, Annaduff

Recitation – Michael Connorton St Marys Kiltoghert

Ballad Group – Annaduff

Nuachleas – Mohill

Instrumental Music: Kiltubrid

Set Dance – Annaduff

Club of the year 2020 – Annaduff

Junior Scór‏ is a county final only competition again this year. The final will be held in The Mayflower, Drumshanbo this Sunday, 15th December at 2pm.

Please note the order of Competitions per amended Rulebook 2019
Rince Foirne (Figure Dance): Amhránaíocht Aonair (Solo Singing): Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht  (Recitation): Bailéad Ghrúpa (Ballad Group): Nuachleas (Novelty Act): Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music) :
Rince Seit (Set Dancing)

A number of small allowances and rule changes were introduced this year. Full details can be found at LeitrimGAA.ie and Scór Liatroma Facebook page.

Question Time will be held as a table quiz on Sunday also at 12.30. The top3 teams will compete in the final 2 rounds on stage. The county final winners will progress to the Connacht provincial final on January 11th in Claremorris. At this level, the top 3 provincial counties qualify for the All Ireland final in February.

Any last-minute entries please contact the County Committee via irishculturalofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie by Thursday 12th December.

Connacht Finals,Claremorris, Co Mayo,Saturday January 11th at 2.30pm. 

All –Ireland 11th February, INEC Killarney, Co Kerry

Senior scor will be held in March and April of 2020. No dates have been set for Provincial competitions, once dates are in place a Leitrim date will be released.

Coiste Scór Liatroma has announced that Scór na nÓg Liatroma 2020 Finals will take place on Sunday, December 15th. The event will commence with Tráth na gCeist at 12.30pm followed by the stage events which will commence at 2.oopm. All finals will take place in the Mayflower, Drumshanbo. Best wishes to all clubs as they prepare for the staging of the first Official GAA Competition of 2020.

A copy of Rialacha Scór 2020 can be accessed here Rialacha Scór 2019

CLG Cúige Connachta will host a preliminary round for ‘Tráth na gCeisteanna Boird – Comórtas Násiúnta’, in ‘The Centre of Excellence’ Cloonacurry, Bekan, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at 19.30.
From the entrants on the night, 3 teams will be put forward to represent Connacht in the National Final, which will be hosted in Páirc an Chrócaigh on Saturday 14 December 2019. Teams are 4 members with one sub allowed to be named. This ‘Tráth na gCeist’ is completely ‘as Gaeilge’!
Any Club that wishes to put forward a team or teams, should fill out the application form attached below:
Closing date for entrants of this competition will be Saturday 16 November at 19.00.
Please also find attached below the rules for the National Competition 
Should you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact Barra Mac Thiarnáin, barratmact@gmail.com or on 087 9882180.
 
Is mise, le meas,
 
Barra Mac Thiarnáin
CLG Chill Tiobráid, Co. Liatroma.
087 9882180
Ionadaí Chonnacht Coiste Náisiúnta na Gaeilge

Leitrim GAA in conjunction with Leitrim County Council is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge. These grants are open to boys and girls living in County Leitrim.

Some of the grants are part-sponsored by Gaeltacht colleges. In the case of cash grants, when students return they can claim their grant money on the production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.

Application forms can be accessed at this link Scoláireachtaí Application forms 2020 or can be had had from the Secretary of any GAA club.

Beidh na hiarratais le fáil i ngach meanscoil sa Chontae freisin

The closing date for applications is Friday 25 October 2019.

One Connacht title for Leitrim in this year’s Connacht Scór Sinsir Finals last Sunday in Balla. Aughnasheelin took home the only title in the Ballad Group

The first Leitrim performance to take to the stage was St Marys in the figure dance. The ladies gave a fabulous performance but St Dominic’s in Roscommon danced through to the All-Ireland.

In Solo Singing Michael Burke of Ballinderreen, Galway won the Connacht title seeing off Leitrim’s Sinead Egan of Aughnasheelin.

Achill of Mayo took the Instrumental Music in a very talented and diverse music competition, winning over Leitrim’s 5 St Mary’s ladies team who received great rapture from the audience but unfortunately not the judges choice and Achill retained the win for Mayo for a second year.

Recitation was a very entertaining competition and Mick Rock of Elphin, Roscommon, was declared the winner. Credit to St Mary’s Kathy Butler and her witty piece representing Leitrim so well.

Leiriu winner was Elphin of Roscommon, Leitrim had no entry in this competition.

Aughnasheelin made a welcome comeback in Set Dance. Despite a steady solid performance it went once again to Aughamore of Mayo.

The All-Ireland Finals will be held in The Royal Theatre, Traveller’s Friend hotel, Castlebar, Co Mayo on Saturday, April 13th at 3pm. Please note it is a ticket only event, tickets are priced at €20 (adult) €10 (u16). Please note tickets are non-refundable once any order is placed. They can be ordered through your club officer or county board officials. All orders must be placed by MARCH 27TH.

Wishing Aughnasheelin and all of the Connacht winners the best of luck.

2019 Connacht Scór Winners

Rince Foirne: St Dominics, Roscommon

Amhranaíocht Aonair: Michael Burke, Ballinderreen Galway

Ceol Uirlise: Achill, Mayo

Aithriseoireacht: Mick Rock, Elphin Roscommon

Bailéad Ghrúpa: Aughnasheelan, Leitrim

Léiriú: Elphin, Roscommon

Rince Seit: Aughamore, Mayo

Question Time: Mayo

Cormac MacGill Shield – Roscommon

The All-Ireland Scór na nÓg final will be held this weekend, Saturday 17th February in the TF Theatre Castlebar, Co Mayo. The stage competition starts at 3pm sharp. Please note this is a ticket only event. If you have not pre-booked tickets please check with club Scór officers for availability before travelling to the finals. Leitrim is honoured to have 9 young people from the county compete in this year’s final. A phenomenal amount of talent and a great achievement for our small county.

Ballad group representatives from St Marys Kiltoghert are no strangers to the All-Ireland Scór. Saturday will be the group’s 4th consecutive year to compete at all Ireland.

Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s club represents Leitrim in the table quiz. The team will be hoping for a good result on Saturday.
This event will be held at the De La Salle Sports Hall, Castlebar at 11am sharp. Entry to the quiz is free of charge.

Wishing all of the competitors the very best of luck

The Senior Scór County Final took place last Saturday, February 9th in St Marys Hall, Carrick on Shannon. Declan Bohan PRO of Leitrim County board hosted as Fear an Tí for the evening’s stage competition Though disheartening not to have an entry for all 7, It was strong and very entertaining competition. Leitrim has a tradition at all Ireland level from past years and it was disappointing to see no club entry for Leiriu once again. Something for the county to work towards going forward, given the legacy of past all Irelands won in this competition. However, it was fantastic to have some familiar faces returning to Scór Liatroma aris. Maith sibh go Leir.

Leitrim County Medals were presented to the winners by Leitrim County Board Chairperson Terance Boyle.  The Cormac MacGiolla Shield for Club na Bliana was chosen by the panel of judges from Westmeath. Cultural Officer Sheila McNulty from Aughnasheelin accepted the award which was presented by Ailbhe McGill, Bornacoola.
The Leitrim representatives will go onto compete for a Connacht title in Balla, Co Mayo on the 11th March at 3pm. Leitrim will be hoping for winners to go forward to the All-Ireland final which will be held on April 13th in the TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Mayo at 3pm.

The Leitrim Senior Scór quiz will take place on Friday 22nd February. Club tables comprise of 4 people aged over 17 effective January 1st 2019. Clubs are welcome to enter as many teams as they wish.

The winners of the Leitrim county final winners will qualify for the All-Ireland in Castlebar on April 13th. They will also take part in a Connacht round in Balla on March 11th. The Connacht round was introduced to provide teams with an opportunity to sit the quiz once more and a Connacht title medal will be presented to the winning team on that day also.

Rince Foirne – St Marys Kiltoghert
Solo Singing – Sinead Egan, Aughnasheelin
Recitation – Kathy Butler, St Mary’s Kiltoghert
Ballad Group – Aughnasheelin
Léiriú – No Competitors
Instrumental Music – St Mary’s Kiltoghert
Set Dance – Aughnasheelin

Club of the year 2018 – Aughnasheelin

2019 Leitrim Scór Sinsir Finals will take place on this Saturday,  February 9th, in St Mary’s Hall, Ck-on-Shannon, commencing at 5pm.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Tráth na gCeist Competition has been postponed until Friday, February 22nd.  Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We will endeavour to be accommodating for any issues that may arise but ask that you advise a committee member in advance if it poses any obstacle for your club’s participation.

A fabulous evening for St Marys, Leitrim regaining their Ballad group title in this year’s Connacht Scór na nÓg. The finals were held last Sunday in Claremorris, Co Mayo. The newly introduced Connacht round of the quiz was held as the first event of the day in Claremorris GAA clubhouse. Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins faced the four other Connacht county teams for a provincial round with the Leitrim team finishing with an impressive 51 points. Roscommon winning the Connacht medals for 2019. All 5 county teams will participate in the 32 County All- Ireland quiz on February 16th in Castlebar at 11am. Entrance to the quiz is free of charge.

The first Leitrim competitors to take to the main stage were St Marys Carrick on Shannon in the Figure dancing. The team gave a super lively and polished performance. Having reached their first All-Ireland last year in Sligo, there was great anticipation for a 2nd qualification for the young team. With Leitrim, Roscommon and Mayo all having competed in All-Ireland in the last 3 years, it was going to be a tight finish. St Dominic’s of Roscommon were chosen as the Connacht Winners.

In Solo Singing, Amelia Pajak of Mohill made her second appearance at Connacht level. Nerves didn’t play a part on the day for her as she gave a beautiful solo. A tight competition with some beautiful singers with varying styles, Ellen Keane from Galway emerged as the winner for the singing adjudicator.

Recitation was a very entertaining competition, from witty tales to old fables and storytelling, each act giving a different slant on the variety of material available for this competition.  St Marys Michael Connorton represented Leitrim for a third consecutive year in a bid to earn his title.  High credit to the young man on a fantastic performance. He had great deliverance and poise on the stage and received a very positive return from the audience with cheers and applause. Evan Gunn from Elphin, Roscommon was the judges’ winner on the day.

A fabulous win for St Marys Ballad Group gave an outstanding performance. The Carrick girls clinching their 4th Connacht title were thrilled to be representing Connacht & Leitrim at the All-Ireland once again.

Kiltubrid represented Leitrim in Instrumental Music on Sunday. A first for the club reaching the Connacht final having been knocking on the door for a number of years. The musicians received fantastic rapture from the audience but unfortunately with stiff competition, not the judge’s choice. The musical arrangements they brought to the stage and the array of instruments the young people play with ease, was certainly to be admired. Corofin of Galway lifted the title in Instrumental Music.

Aughnasheelan made a comeback in this year’s Leiriu competition. A great witty performance was given by the young team, however, the winner for a third consecutive year was St Dominic’s of Roscommon.

Annaduff were first to dance and set the pace for Rince Seit. The 8 young ladies delivered a solid performance at their Provincial debut but the title went to stalwarts of Scór, Abbeyknockmoy, Galway.

The All-Ireland Finals will be held in the TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar on February 16th at 3pm. Please note it is a ticket only event, tickets are priced at: Adult: €20, U16:€10. Family pass: €60 (2adults &2 children) Tickets once ordered are non-refundable. They can be ordered through; Claire Crossan 087-6472547. Or through club Scór officers.  All orders must be placed by Friday January 25th.
Wishing – St Marys, Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s and all of the Connacht winners the very best of luck at the All-Ireland final.

2019 Connacht Scór na nÓg Winners

Rince Foirne:   St Dominic’s Roscommon

Amhranaíocht Aonair:   Ellen Keane, Galway

Ceol Uirlise:  Corofin, Galway

Aithriseoireacht:   Evan Gunn, Roscommon

Bailéad Ghrúpa:   St Mary’s, Leitrim

Léiriú: St Dominic’s, Roscommon

Rince Seit:   Abbeyknockmoy, Galway

Tráth na gCeist: Roscommon

St Mary’s Kiltoghert Ballad Group

Connacht Scór na nÓg Champions 2019