Heartiest Congratulations to Aughnasheelin who have won an All Ireland Title in the Ballad Group section this evening at the Scór Sinsear Finals in Killarney.

Aughnasheelin are very deserving of their All Ireland title. They have been outstanding in Bail?ad Ghr?pa for a long number of years. Four times in the last five years they have reached the All Ireland Finals. They have been close on all those occasions and could make the break through on this occasion.

Their singers are: C?it Cullen, Sin?ad Egan, S?le McNulty, Brendan and Declan Sammon.

Well done also to Glencar Manor and Bornacoola clubs for making the finals and giving Leitrim supporters lots to cheer about.

Once again congratulations to Aughnasheelin – no doubt but there will be big celebrations for the Winners on their home coming tomorrow !



22-Apr-06 by Brendan Doyle

It will be a big occasion for Leitrim Scór in the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney on Saturday next when no less than four items take the stage in pursuit of All Ireland honours. Glencar/Manorhamilton, Aughnasheelin and Bornacoola are the clubs involved. All of them are no strangers to the All Ireland scene and two of them have tasted All Ireland success already.

It isn?t unusual for Leitrim to have four items in the All Ireland Finals. They had four items in last year?s finals and in fact for three years in a row, 1998, 1999 and 2000; Leitrim had four items on the stage. The outcome varied. In 1999 in the Ulster Hall in Belfast, Leitrim won no less than three All Ireland titles. On that occasionÓglencar/Manorhamilton won the Rince Foirne, Aidan Dockery from Bornacoola won the Aithriseoireacht and Carrigallen won the Nuachleas. By coincidence, two of these clubs are back in the same events: Glencar/Manorhamilton and Aidan Dockery. In 1998 and 2000, Leitrim were not so lucky as none of their four items won. Last year Fenagh won in the Nuachleas.

Glencar/Manorhamilton are always strong in Rince Foirne. As last week?s Leitrim Observer indicated in a fine article on the club?s Scór history, they have won the County title in this discipline on 21 occasions and have won in Connacht on 13 occasions. They won the All Ireland twice, in 1993 and 1999. This is their fourth year in a row in the Finals and they could do it this time. They certainly are wonderful performers and with Clair McMorrow at the helm nothing will be left undone in their quest for the honours. Their dancers are: Nicole O?Hara, Amanda Sweeney, Michelle Kelly, Ciara Flynn, Aidan McLoughlin, Michael J Rooney, Craig and Emmet McMorrow.

Bornacoola are another of Leitrim?s great Scór clubs. After a relatively quite period they were back in Scór big this year. However, it was during a period of relatively less participation that their first ever All Ireland title came when Aidan Dockery won in the Ulster Hall in Belfast in 1999 in recitation. Aidan is back again and will make a bold bid for another title. Bornacoola are also competing in the Trath na gCeist. Aidan Dockery, Marie Therese Dockery and Liam Rabbitte will take some beating. As is happens, Bornacoola were competing in these two events in 1999 when they won the Recitation but lost the Question Time.

Aughnasheelin would richly deserve an All Ireland title at this stage. They have been outstanding in Bail?ad Ghr?pa for a long number of years. Four times in the last five years they have reached the All Ireland Finals. They have been close on all those occasions and could make the break through on this occasion. Their singers are: C?it Cullen, Sin?ad Egan, S?le McNulty, Brendan and Declan Sammon.

A large number of supporters will be traveling to Killarney and we hope that All Ireland titles will be coming back to Leitrim on Sunday morning. T? seans maith go mbeidh ceann n? dh? ar a laghad.



21-Apr-06 by Sean O Suilleabhain

[b]Leitrim?s night in Connacht Scór[/b]

Once again it was Leitrim?s night in the Connacht Scór Finals when they won four of the eight events in Tubbercurry last night.

Bornacoola had a double win with Aidan Dockery winning the Recitation and the club also won the Tr?th na gCeist. Aughnasheelin won the Ballad Group and Glencar/Manorhamilton won the Rince Foirne. The high standard of Scór in Leitrim was evident in those wins as the other titles went to Galway with two wins and Roscommon and Sligo one each.

The full results were as follows:

Rince Foirne ? Figure Dance : [b]Glencar/Manorhamilton, Leitrim[/b]

Amhr?na?ocht ? Solo Singing : Na Piarsaigh, Galway

Ceol Uirlise ? Instrumental Music : Eastern Harps., Sligo

Aithriseoireacht ? Recitation : [b]Bornacoola, Leitrim[/b]

Bail?ad Ghr?pa ? Ballad Group ; [b]Aughnasheelin, Leitrim[/b]

Trath na gCeist ? Question Time : [b]Bornacoola, Leitrim[/b]

Nuachleas ? Novelty act ; Mountbellew/Moylough : Galway

Rince Seit ? Set Dance : Naomh Dominic, Roscommon.

The All Ireland Finals are in Killarney on 22 April



27-Mar-06 by Scor Sinsear

[b]Leitrim Scór Finals [/b]

The Leitrim County Finals of Scór Sinsear took place Saturday night in the Bee Park Centre in Manorhamilton. There was a big crowd present and a wonderful night?s entertainment on stage.

The big winners on the night were the Aughnasheelin and Bornacoola clubs who won three titles each. The other two winners were Glencar/Manorhamilton and Leitrim Gaels.

The winners in [b]Figure Dance[/b] were [b]Glencar/Manorhamilton[/b]

In [b]Solo Singing, Ann Whitne[/b] y from [b]Leitrim Gaels[/b] was the winner. This was a historic win as it was Leitrim Gaels first ever county title in Scór at any level.

[b]Instrumental Music[/b] was won by [b]Aughnasheelin[/b]. This was Aughnasheelin?s first time ever to win the Music title.

[b]Recitation[/b]: The winner was [b]Bornacoola?s Aidan Dockery[/b]

[b]Aughnasheelin[/b] won the [b]Ballad Group[/b] title for the seventh successive year. Indeed Aughnasheelin have reached the All Ireland Final for the last three years.

In [b]Trath na gCeist, Bornacoola[/b] took the title with a narrow win over neighbours Annaduff.

[b]Aughnasheelin[/b] won their third title of the night in [b]Novelty Act[/b]. It is thirty years since Aughnasheelin last won a Novelty Act title in Leitrim.

Finally the [b]Rince Seit[/b] went to [b]Bornacoola[/b]. Bornacoola were famous for their set dancers in the 1980s and 1990s so it was wonderful to see them back winning a county title again.

[b]Club na Bliana[/b]: The club of the year award went to the [b]Bornacoola[/b] club who were represented in seven of the eight events in the County Final.

[b] The Connacht Finals are in Tubbercurry on Sunday 26 March. [/b]



13-Mar-06 by Sean O Suilleabhain, Leitrim Scor

There were two big Scór nights in Leitrim, on Friday night in Bornacoola and last night in Drumreilly.

There were big crowds in attendance both nights and a high standard of entertainment.

The qualifiers for the county finals are:

Rince Foirne: Glencar/Manorhamilton, St Mary?s, Bornacoola, Aughawillan

Solo Singing: Aughnasheelin, Annaduff, Dromahair, Glencar/Manorhamilton

Ceol: Bornacoola, Dromahair, Glencar/Manorhamilton

Recitation: Bornacoola, Glencar/Manorhamilton, Annaduff, St Mary?s

Ballad Group: Aughnasheelin, Bornacoola, St Mary?s, Dromahair.

Trath na gCeist: Sean O?Heslin?s, Bornacoola, Annaduff, Fenagh

Novelty Act: Fenagh, Sean O?Heslins, Aughnasheelin, Bornacoola

Rince Seit: Bornacoola, Glencar/Manorhamilton, Aughawillan, Fenagh

[b]The County Finals are in Manorhamilton on next Saturday night starting at 7.30 sharp[/b]



05-Mar-06 by Scor PRO

The two semi finals of Scór Sinsear will take place this weekend on March 3rd and 4th.

On Friday night March 3d in the Community Centre, Bornacoola at 8pm sharp. The following clubs will be taking place on Friday night:
Leitrim Gaels
Sean O?Heslins

On Saturday night March 4th in Drumreilly Community Centre at 9pm sharp the following clubs are on stage:
St. Mary?s
St. Osnats
Melvin Gaels

Could all clubs have the names of their competitors ready on the night.



03-Mar-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

[b]Scol?ireachta? Gaeltachta[/b]

There were a large number of applicants for the Leitrim Co. Board GAA Gaeltacht Scholarships and a very high standard among the youngsters who attended for interview. Indeed if there were twice as many scholarships there would have been enough worthy candidates.

The successful candidates were:

Stiof?n Mac Tadhg. Droim M?r, B?al an ?tha M?ir

Cl?r Kilcrann, Corlaskagh, Coill na gCros, Cora Droma R?isc

Maeve Canning, Mullaghbrack, Maothail

Caoimh?n ? Riag?in, Sr?idbhaile Liatroma, Cora Droma R?isc

Bu?ochas do na buachaill? agus na cail?n? go l?ir a chuir isteach ar na scol?ireachta? agus comhghairdeas do na Buaiteoir?.

[b]Seachtain na Gaeilge Quiz[/b]

Leitrim representatives, Bornacoola, [b]won[/b] the Connacht Finals of the Seachtain na Gaeilge Quiz which was held in Roscommon last Wednesday. They now go on to the All Ireland Finals, which will be held in Croke Park on St Patrick?s Day.

[b]Two teams from each province qualify for the All Ireland finals but this is the first time in the three-year period since the quiz started that a Leitrim team got out of Connacht.[/b]

The Bornacoola team that won the Connacht Final was made up of Aidan Dockery, Liam Rabbitte, Evelyn Reynolds and Marie Therese Dockery. Two of the team that won the Leitrim final, Cyril Staunton and Padraig Duffy, were not available for the Connacht Final and were replaced by Aidan Dockery and Evelyn Reynolds. Indeed Bornacoola will have difficulty in picking their team for the All Ireland Finals.

Comhghairdeas do Bharr na Cuile ar a mbua agus go n-?ir? leo i gCraobh na h?ireann ar L? ?L? P?draig



03-Mar-06 by Brendan Doyle –

Sean O Heslins win All Ireland Title in Novelty



20-Feb-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Connacht Success for Fenagh and Sean O Heslins in Scór na nÓg Finals

In the Rince Seit (Set Dancing) St. Caillins won their fourth Connacht Title in a row. Representing Fenagh were Catriona Doonan, Fergal Ellis, Janette Leydon, Shane and Duirmuid McHugh, Adeline and Seamus McWeeney.

Sean O Heslins last Connacht win in Nuchleas (Novelty Act) was 2001 and that year they went on to win an All Ireland Title. This year they now hold the Connacht title again and who knows what else is to come. Representing Sean O Heslins were Michael Costello, David Leydon, Rowena O Rourke, Niall Hughes, Catherine Smith, Lisa Duignan and Claire Fanning.

Leitrim were well represented in other categories and all competitors gave their very best on the day.

To the two winning Clubs, we wish them the best of luck in the All Ireland Finals which take place in Athlone on Saturday Feb 18th at 3pm. Anyone wishing to attend must book tickets immediately as the closing date is Wednesday Feb 1st

Fenagh and Sean O Heslins must order their tickets through their respective Scór na nÓg Officers. Anyone else who wishes to travel can contact Sean Osuilleabhain (071) 9644227 or Maire Ni Mhaoilbhlia (087) 6486967.
– Please note that tickets must be paid for at time of ordering –



25-Jan-06 by Brendan Doyle

A very successful Scór na nÓg Final was held last Sunday in Ballinamore Community Centre where 17 out of a possible 24 clubs competed.

Many fitting tributes were paid to the former Chairperson, the late Cormac MacGiolla and a new award was introduced in his honour. The Cormac McGill Shield was awarded to the Scór Club of the Year and Drumreilly GAA were the inaugural winners.

The 8 competition winners were as follows:

1. Rince Foirne (Figure Dancing) – Sean O Heslins
2. Amhr?na?ocht Aonair (Solo Singing) – Aughnasheelin (Aisling Sammon)
3. Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music) – Aughnasheelin
4. Aithriseoireacht (Recitation) – Sinead McAuley
5. Bailead Ghr?pa (Balad Group) – St. Marys
6. Tr?th na gCeist (Question Time) – St. Caillians
7. Nuachleas (Novelty Act) – Sean O Heslins
8. Rince Seit (Set Dancing) – St. Caillians

Scór Meeting:
An important meeting for all Scór Officers will be held in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, on Monday night January 16th at 8pm.

Scór Sinsear:
Scór Sinsear is just around the corner and will be taking place on 24th and 25th of February – so get practising !



13-Jan-06 by Brendan Doyle

Ballinamore Community Centre hosts the Co Finals of Leitrim Scór na nÓg on Sunday next 8 January, starting at 3.00pm. It will be a great evening?s entertainment as the very best of singing, music, dancing and other entertainment is put on stage.

The following are the clubs taking part in the various events:

Rince Foirne: Dromahair, Carrigallen Hurling, Sean
O?Heslins, Drumreilly

Amhrana?ocht: Mohill, Eslin, Ballinaglera, Sean O?Heslins,
Aughnasheelin Ladies

Ceol: Dromahair, St Mary?s, Aughavas, Aughnasheelin Ladies

Aithriseoireacht: Ballinaglera, Carrigallen Hurling, Aughavas,
Bornacoola, Carrigallen

Bail?ad Ghr?pa: St Mary?s, Eslin, Sean O?Heslins,
Aughnasheelin Ladies.

Tr?th na gCeist: Glencar/Manorhamilton, Fenagh Ladies. Sean
O?Heslins, Kiltubrid.

Nuachleas: Sean O?Heslin?s, Aughnasheelin, Kiltubrid,

Rince Foirne: Fenagh, Sean O?Heslins, Aughnasheelin,



06-Jan-06 by Sean O Suilleabhain

Congratulations to Fenagh/St Caillins on their excellent win in the novely act on Saturday night last in Killarney. Big celebrations starting tonight as the winning team arrive back in Leitrim.

Well done to the 3 other Leitrim clubs: Aughnasheelin, Dromahaire and Glencar Manor who represented Connight in the bail?ad Ghr?pa, ceol uirlise, Rince Foirne sections.



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