Leitrim Scór na nÓg

The Leitrim Scór na nÓg finals were held in Manorhamilton this evening. It was a wonderful occasion with 160 participants taking part in the eight different events.

This year, for the first time, all competitors were presented with a certificate to acknowledge their participation in a County Scór na nÓg Final. The winners were presented with their medals by two of the girls from the Leitrim All Ireland winning Ladies team, Amanda Sweeney and Anna Conlon. Interestingly both Anna and Amanda have not only taken part in Scór but both of them have reached All Ireland Scór Finals. Amanda Sweeney won an All Ireland in Figure Dance with Glencar/Manorhamilton in 1999 and Anna was part of the Dromahair Music Group which reached the All Ireland Final in 2007.

The winners in the different events this evening were as follows:

Rince Foirne: Glencar/Manorhamilton

Amhranaíocht Aonair: Rachel McLoughlin, Mohill

Ceol Uirlise: Aughnasheelin

Aithriseoireacht: Fintan Fitzpatrick, Aughnasheelin

Bailéad Ghrúpa: Seán OHeslins

Trath na gCeist: Bornacoola

Nuachleas: Bornacoola

Rince Seit: Fenagh St Caillins

Club of the Year: Bornacoola

The Connacht Finals are in Claremorris on Saturday 19 January starting at 2.00pm



06-Jan-08 by Sean O Suilleabhain

The County Finals of Scór na nÓg are in Manorhamilton on Sunday next starting at 3.00pm. This is the great annual gathering of the best young talent in the County displaying their ability at Irish music, song dance, acting and at question time. Scór is truly the great show piece of Irish Culture for the youth of Leitrim and great credit is due to all of the clubs that take part every year. This year 17 of the 24 clubs took part and most of them will be appearing in some of the events at the finals.

Scór Sinsear

As soon as the County Scór na nÓg finals are complete, clubs will be directing their attention to Scór Sinsear. The semi finals this year will take place on the 29 February in Dromod and the 1 March in Drumreilly.



02-Jan-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO


The Leitrim Scór na nÓg Finals will take place in Manorhamilton on Sunday 6 January starting at 3.00. As usual there will be a feast of Irish music, song and dance and much more as Leitrim clubs contest for places in the Connacht Finals.

This year, Coiste Scór Liatroma has introduced a new and novel idea with a Certificate being presented to every buachaill or cailín who takes part in the Finals. Thus some of the disappointment of not winning will be tempered by the recognition that everyone took part in a wonderful occasion, the night of the Leitrim Scór na nÓg Finals.

As soon as Christmas is over, clubs will be thinking of Scór Sinsear. The semi finals are due this year on 29 February in Bornacoola and 1 March in Drumreilly, with the Co Finals a week later in Manorhamilton.



19-Dec-07 by Sean O Suilleabhain

Seventeen clubs took part in two big nights of Scór na nÓg Liatroma in Ballinamore on Saturday and in Carrick on Shannon on yesterday, Sunday.

The clubs which qualified for the Co Finals in Manorhamilton on Sunday January 6 next are as follows

Rince Foirne:


Amhranaíocht : St Mary’s, Drumreilly, Mohill, Allen Gaels

Ceol Uirlise: St Mary’s, Dromahair, Ballinaglera, Aughnasheelin

Aithriseoireacht: Aughnasheelin, Carrigallen, Bornacoola B, Eslin

Bailéad Ghrúpa, Bornacoola A, Seán O’Heslins, Mohill, Eslin

Trath na Gceist: Leitrim Gaels, Bornacoola A, Ballinaglera, Dromahair

Nuachleas: Sean O’Heslins, Aughavas, Bornacoola A, Aughnasheelin

Rince Seit: Fenagh, Seán O’Heslins A, Aughavas, Seán O’Heslins B



04-Dec-07 by Sean O Suilleabhain

The two semi finals of Scór na nÓg take place this weekend in Ballinamore on Saturday and in Carrick on Shannon on Sunday. Both evenings promise a feast of entertainment and in total there will be 18 clubs taking part, which is two more than last year.

The clubs taking part on each night are as follows:

Saturday in Ballinamore Community Centre starting at 6.00pm:
Fenagh St Caillins, Eslin, Aughnasheelin, Allen Gaels, Mohill, Seán OHeslins, Drumreilly, Aughawillan.

Sunday in St Marys Hall, Carrick on Shannon starting at 3.00pm:
Glencar/Manorhamilton, Leitrim Gaels, Bornacoola, Kiltubrid, Dromahair, Carrigallen, St Marys, Annaduff, Ballinaglera, Aughavas.



26-Nov-07 by Seán Ó Suilleabháin

Just two weeks to go to Scór na nÓg and all entries must be in by Friday next. The two venues are: Ballinamore on Saturday 1 December starting at 6.00pm and St Marys Hall, Carrick on Shannon on Sunday 2 December starting at 3.00pm.

Clubs are reminded to have their entries in with Rúnaí, Máire Mulvey, by this Friday at the latest and the line out of clubs for each night will then be decided.



20-Nov-07 by Scór

Scór na mBunscoileanna

There were two great nights of entertainment in Scór na mBunscoileanna in Gortletteragh on Thursday and in Ballinamore on Friday. Both nights had great crowds in attendance and a wonderful line up of the best in Irish culture, music, song and dance.

Seventeen schools took part over the two nights. On Thursday night the schools taking part were: Droim Míle, Achadh Easa, Maothail buachaillí agus cailíní, Barr na Cuille, Carraig Álainn, Gaelscoil Liatroma, Fíonach, Gort Leitreach. In Ballinamore on Friday the schools were: Cill Tiobraid, Scoil Naomh Pádraig, Béal an Átha Móir, Scoil Naomh Bríde, Béal an Átha Móir, Scoil Naomh Clár, Cluainín, Achadh na Sileann, Achadh Mhaoileann, Droim Liath, Liatroim.

The best performance on each night in each event got medals and the Cormac MacGiolla shield for the best school overall was won by Aughnasheelin. The shield was presented to Jerome Quinn, Príomh Oide by Ailbhe McGill.

Bhí caighdeán ana ard ar an dá oíche agus bhí obair dheachair ag na moltóirí ó Chontae Longfoirt. Seo iad na torthaí ar an dá oíche:

Thursday nights winners in Gortletteragh:
Trath na gCeist: Aughavas
Rince Foirne: Bornacoola,
Amhranaíocht Aonair: Méabh Donohoe, Drumeela
Grúpa Ceoil: Aughavas
Rince Aonair: Clara Reid, Bornacoola
Aithriseoireacht: Gráinne Ní Mháille, Carrigallen
Nuachleas: Fenagh
Ceol Aonair: Niamh Maguire, Aughavas
Bailéad Grúpa: Mohill
Rince seit: Bornacoola

Friday nights winners in Ballinamore:
Tráth na gCeist: Ballinamore Boys NS
Rince Foirne: Drumlea
Amhranaíocht Aonair: Megan ODonnell, Aughnasheelin
Grúpa Ceoil: Drumcong
Rince Aonair: Declan Byrne, Manorhamilton
Aithriseoireacht: Fintan Fitzpatrick, Aughnasheelin
Nuachleas: Aughnasheelin
Ceol Aonair: Cathleen Timmons, Drumcong
Bailéad Grúpa: Aughnasheelin
Rince seit: Aughnasheelin




11-Nov-07 by Scór

Scór na mBunscoileanna -Dátaí

The following are the venues and participating schools:

Déardaoin 8 Samhain i nGort Leitreach ag 6.30

Droim Míle
Achadh Easa
Barr na Cuille
Carraig Álainn
Gaelscoil Liatroma

Aoine 9 Samhain i mBéal an Átha Móir ag 6.30

Droim Cong
Scoil Naomh Padraig, Béal an Átha Móir
Scoil Naomh Bríde, Béal an Átha Móir
Scoil Naomh Cláir, Cluainín
Achadh na Sileann
Achadh Mhaoileann
Droim Liath

Other schools will be added on Monday



31-Oct-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Scór News

Scór na mBunscoileanna

There is just over a week to go to Scór na mBunscoileanna and with all schools on their mid-term break this week, some schools still have to confirm their entries. Any school that hasnt done so please ring Maura Mulvey by next Monday evening at the latest. Details of which school is at which venue will be on the leitrimgaa.ie website on Wednesday evening.

The two venues are: Gortletteragh on Thursday 8 November and Ballinamore on Friday 9 November, both evenings starting at 6.30pm. Both evenings will start with Trath na gCeist as the first item, so schools are asked to heave their quiz teams there promptly at 6.30. The Trath na gCeist will be run as a table-type quiz. All of the other items will follow in the normal Scór order with Rince Foirne first, followed by solo singing, ceol uirlise, recitation, bailéad ghrúpa etc.

Scór na nÓg

Preparations are in full swing in many clubs for Scór na nÓg which will be on 8 and 9 December in Ballinamore and Carrick on Shannon respectively.



29-Oct-07 by Sean O Suilleabhain

Scór na mBunscoileanna


Dates have now been set for Scór na mBunscoileanna and details have been circulated to all schools in Leitrim this week. This competition which was started in Leitrim three years ago by the late Cormac MacGiolla has now spread to a number of counties. In Leitrim there has beenÓgood participation up to now from the schools of the county and it is hoped many more schools will take part this year.


Like last year there will be competitions for solo dancers and solo musicians in addition to the regular eight Scór competitions in Rince Foirne, Amhranaíocht, Ceol Uirlise, Aithriseoireacht, Nuachleas, Trath na gCeist, Bailéad Ghrúpa agus Rince Seit. The last date for receipt of entries is 26 October.


The venues are:

Thursday 8 November in Gortletteragh GAA Centre starting at 6.30

Friday 9 November in Ballinamore Community Centre starting at 6.30


There will be medals for the winners of each event on each night and the Cormac MacGiolla Shield will go to the best school from the two nights.


Scór na nÓg


Dates have also been set for Scór na nÓg and they are as follows


Semi Finals

Saturday 8 December in Ballinamore Community Centre starting at 6.00

Sunday 9 December in St Marys Hall, Carrick on Shannon starting at 3.00




Sunday 6 January 2008 in Bee Park Centre, Manorhamilton starting at 3.00


Scór Sinsear

Although it is a long while away yet, dates and venues have also been set for next years Scór Sinsear and they are as follows:


Semi Finals

Friday 29 February in Bornacoola starting at 8.00

Saturday 1 March in Drumreilly starting at 8.00



Saturday 8 March in Bee Park Centre, Manorhamilton starting at 8.00



09-Oct-07 by Sean O Suilleabhain

As Leitrim supporters and competitors headed for Killarney on Saturday last their hopes of winning All Ireland Scór titles were never higher. With no less than five clubs from Leitrim taking part, something that no other county had on the day, it was reasonable to expect at least one or two titles would come our way. However, when you get to an All Ireland Final, you are meeting the cream of Leinster, Munster and Ulster and sometimes the winners from those provinces have travelled a harder route than Leitrim folk have done.

When the night’s performances on stage had come to a close, there was a general agreement among Leitrim supporters that we would be lucky to win in any of the five and so it turned out to be. However, there are times when one is cautiously optimistic and sometimes it turns out right.

[b]Rince Foirne, Amhranaíocht[/b]

In Rince Foirne, Glencar/Manorhamilton were competing against the winners from the previous two years: St Edna’s, Tyrone and Spa from Kerry. The Kerry champions won again. In Amhránaíocht Aonair Sinéad Egan from Aughnasheelin was probably closest to winning. It was the general consensus that it was between Sinéad and the girl from Dublin’s Erin’s Hopes but it went to the Capital.

Dublin clubs are seldom seen at this level in Scór but Erin’s Hopes have come big into it in the past couple of years and they became only the seventh club ever to win two Senior Scór titles on the same night when the added the Ceol Uirlise to the Amhránaíocht Aonair. Dromahair performed well but this was a competition with an exceptionally high standard.

[b]Question Time and Novelty Act[/b]

In Tráth na gCeist Bornacoola were faced with three clubs who had all won All Ireland’s before in this event. Rathmore from Kerry were the winners again. Of the five events in which Leitrim were represented the highest hopes rested with Fenagh St Caillin’s in Nuachleas. They were an experienced group and their act brought the house down on all occasions before Killarney. For some reason it never took off on Saturday and indeed neither did any of the other acts to the extent one would have expected. Overall the Novelty acts this year did not produce any great entertainment in an otherwise good programme. The winners were the very talented group from Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh.

[b]A Wonderful Occasion[/b]

Failure to win All Irelands did not take away form what was a wonderful occasion and the Kerry venue leads itself to a great night’s enjoyment, which extends far beyond the stage performance. The music and song extended into the small hours of the morning as all the competitors, win or lose, mingled and entertained their supporters with ceol agus craic in a manner that would not happen at any other more central venue. As the crowds from the four corners of Ireland assembled on Sunday morning before going home any disappointments were quickly forgotten as the wonderful occasion of Scór All Ireland was talked about and the thoughts of next year were already being hatched.



30-Apr-07 by S O S

There were no winners for Leitrim or Connacht in the All Ireland Scór Finals held in Killarney yesterday.

Leitrim had 5 teams representing Connacht in the Competition.

A more detailed report and list of winners will be available tomorrow.



29-Apr-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO