14-Mar-17 by Claire Crossan – Oifigeach Cultura agus Teanga
14-Mar-17 by Claire Crossan – Oifigeach Cultura agus Teanga
07-Mar-17 by Claire Crossan – Oifigeach Cultura agus Teanga
Senior Scór :
The senior members are just at the starting block of their Scór journey with the County Final being held March 11th. Further details and notification has been issued to all club Secretaries for follow up with Cultural Officers.
Connacht Senior Scór – 25th March, Tubbercurry, Sligo (note change of date &venue)
Senior All-Ireland Scór – May 6th, waterfront hall, Belfast
14-Feb-17 by Claire Crossan – Oifigeach Cultura agus Teanga
2017 Scór na nÓg All-Ireland Finals
The All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals takes place this Saturday 11th February in The Waterfront Theatre Belfast.
St Marys Ballad group and Fenagh Question Time will be hoping to bring the prestigious All-Ireland medals and glory back to Leitrim. Laura Crossan, St Marys has also been selected by the National Committee to host the days proceedings as the Bean an Ti. An honourable job to take on representing club, county & province. No stranger to the stage, she took part in a historic 4 items at last years Scór Sinsir final in Killarney. Wishing Laura the very best of luck hosting the final and to the Carrick girls and Fenagh men in their participation on Saturday. Go n-eiri an t-adh Libh.
Senior Scór : The senior members are just at the starting block of their Scór journey with the County Final being held March 11th. Further details and notification has issued to all club Secretaries for follow up with Cultural Officers.
Connacht Senior Scór – 25th March, Tubbercurry, Sligo (note change of date & venue) Senior All-Ireland Scór – May 6th, waterfront hall, Belfast
08-Feb-17 by Claire Crossan – Oifigeach Cultura agus Teanga
Connacht Scór na nÓg 2017
One Connacht title for Leitrim in this years Connacht Scór na nÓg Finals last Saturday in Claremorris. St Marys took home the only title in the Ballad Group. They join Fenagh, Naomh Caillins (Question time) in the All-Ireland final in Belfast on February 11th.
The first Leitrim competitors to take to the stage were the young ladies of Glencar/ Manorhamilton in the Figure dancing. The girls gave a great performance, using all the stage for the Cross Reel. But it was Louisbourgh Mayo who danced through to the All-Irelands.
In Solo Singing Ava Fitzpatrick, Claremorris, Mayo won the Connacht title seeing off Leitrims Katie Conefrey of Fenagh, who sang a beautiful rendition of the Shores of Lough Bran.
Recitation was a very entertaining competition, with Patrick Mullooly of St Dominics Roscommon, defending his All-Ireland 2016 win and St Marys Michael Connorton tight to his heels, the title went to the brilliant Eilish Mc Dermott from the Davitts club in Mayo. High credit to the young Michael Connorton of St Marys on a fantastic performance. He gave a great deliverance and poise on the stage, telling his witty story.
A fabulous win for St Marys Ballad Group, gave yet another outstanding performance. With 5 strong performance’s given by Connacht counties, elation for Leitrim winning their first and only title of the night. The Carrick ballad group having made it to the All-Ireland last year are thrilled to be representing Connacht & Leitrim once again.
Abbeyknockmoy of Galway lifted the title in Instrumental Music , winning over Leitrims St Marys team. The 4 young ladies received fantastic rapture from the audience but unfortunately with stiff competition, not the judge’s choice. The Music was a highly entertaining competition; any of the 5 counties could have easily won the title. The musical arrangements they brought to the stage and the array of instruments the young people play with ease, was certainly to be admired.
Leiriu winner was St Dominics of Roscommon & Set Dance went to Abbeyknockmoy of Galway, seeing off last years All-Ireland winners, Aughamore of Mayo. Leitrim once again had no entries in either of these competitions. Hopefully Leitrim can revive these competition entries in coming years and not let the talent seen in past success go unnoticed.
The All-Ireland Finals will be held in the Waterfront Theatre, Belfast on February 11th at 3pm. Please note it is a ticket only event, tickets are priced at €20 and are non-refundable. They can be ordered through; Claire Crossan 087-6472547. All orders must be placed by Friday January 20th.
Wishing – St Marys Ballad group, Fenagh Naomh Caillain’s Question time and all of the Connacht winners the very best of luck at the All-Ireland final.
Connacht Scór na nÓg Winners:
Rince Foirne: Louisburgh, Mayo
Amhranaíocht Aonair: Ava Fitzpatrick, Claremorris, Mayo
Ceol Uirlise: Abbeyknockmoy, Galway
Aithriseoireacht: Eilish McDermott, Davitts, Mayo
Bailéad Ghrúpa: St Marys, Leitrim
Leiriu:St Dominics, Roscommon
Rince Seit: Abbeyknockmoy, Galway
16-Jan-17 by Claire Crossan – Oifigeach Cultura agus Teanga
The first ever Leitrim Scór na nÓg Table quiz took place in the Mayflower Drumshanbo on Sunday last. Taking on the All-Ireland format, 11 teams took part over 8 clubs from around the County. It proved quite a hit with clubs that took part. With a tight finish, Fenagh St Caillains emerged the winners and will now represent Leitrim in the All-Ireland in February. Great to see clubs taking part & raising interest of Scór within clubs.
Connacht Scór na nÓg Finals are taking place this Sunday the 15th of January, in Claremorris Co Mayo, starting at 2pm sharp. There are no advance tickets, admission is payable on the door on the day.
Our Leitrim winners will be hoping for a place in the All-Ireland final, in the Waterfront Theatre, Belfast on February 11th. Wishing all of our Leitrim teams and all involved the very best of luck.
Rince Foirne: Glencar-Manorhamilton
Amhranaíocht Aonair: Katie Conefrey, Fenagh Ceol Uirlise: St Marys
Aithriseoireacht: Michael Connorton, St Marys Bailéad Ghrúpa: St Marys
Leiriú: No Competitors
Rince Seit: No Competitors
Dates for the Diary:
Senior County Final – 11th March.
School Scór 24th & 25th March.(Venues to be confirmed on receipt of entries).
Connacht Senior Scór – April 1st, Mayo.
Senior All-Ireland Scór – May 6th, Belfast.
11-Jan-17 by Claire Crossan – Oifigeach Cultura agus Teanga
Scór na nÓg 2017 Finals
The County Finals of Scór na nÓg took place last Sunday December 4th in Ballinamore Community Centre. The county finalists took to the stage to give their best polished performance to an eager audience and most importantly the judges. In line with the new All-Ireland system of one single judge per competition, adjudicators from Westmeath & Sligo had the task of deciding the Leitrim finalists and had no easy tasks on the day as standard of competitors and efforts from the club left them with a lot of hard decisions to make.
Aoife OMalley from Carrigallen hosted the afternoons competition as Bean an Tí. Although the competition ran straight to County final this year, it none the less produced a fine afternoons entertainment.
Clubs that took part, made huge efforts to enter most of the competitions, in particular Mohill and St Marys with huge turnout of competitors. It was great to see such a large crowd for the 2017 finals and to see many clubs making a comeback this year – Glencar-Manorhamilton, Dromahair and Carrigallen, fantastic to see new faces on the stage. Congratulations to all of the clubs that took part and help keep the tradition alive.
With no Leiriu or Set dancing entered for Leitrim this year, Ideally we would like to see participants competing in all categories next year. Scór scriptwriting competition is underway though Croke park, this aims to provide counties with scripts for Leiriu and will help out clubs with ideas and plays to use for this competition. It is open to clubs to use these scripts and help build on ideas for Leiriu for future entries.
Medals were presented to the all the Leitrim winners by Terence Boyle, Chairperson of Leitrim County Board. The Cormac MacGiolla Shield for Club na Bliana was an adjudicators choice this year and was won by Naomh Muire club for their huge participation.
Thanks to all the clubs and mentors for giving of their time so selflessly to aid and encourage the young people of their clubs to take part this year. It is safe to say the future of our Irish heritage and culture is safe and well in these young hands.
The Leitrim County Title Winners are as follows:
Rince Foirne: Glencar-Manorhamilton
Amhranaíocht Aonair: Katie Conefrey, Fenagh
Ceol Uirlise: St Marys
Aithriseoireacht: Michael Connorton, St Marys
Bailéad Ghrúpa: St Marys
The winners proceed to the Connacht Finals in Claremorris, Co Mayo, on Sunday 15th of January 2017 at 2pm. Wishing all of the clubs the very best of luck.
05-Dec-16 by Claire Crossan – Oifigeach Cultura agus Teanga
Scór na nÓg Liatroma 2017
Junior Scór will now be a county final only competition – there will be no semi-final rounds this year.
The finals will be held in Ballinamore on Sunday 4th December at 2pm.
Please note order of Competitions per amended Rulebook 2017:
Rince Foirne (Figure Dance) : Amhránaíocht Aonair (Solo Singing) :Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht (Recitation): Bailéad Ghrúpa (Ballad Group) :Léiriú Stáitse (Stage Play): Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music) :
Rince Seit (Set Dancing)
Question Time will be held as a table quiz on January 8th. Details to Follow
Any last minute entries please contact the County Committee via email@example.com by Monday 29th November. Connacht Finals will be held in Claremorris, Co Mayo on Sunday December 15th at 2pm.
22-Nov-16 by Claire Crossan – Oifigeach Cultura agus Teanga
Leitrim Co Board GAA 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 registered and paid-up members of Leitrim GAA clubs, boys or girls.
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 production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.
Beidh na hiarratais le fail i ngach meanscoil sa Chontae freisin
The closing date for applications is Friday 11 November 2017
18-Oct-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO
LÉIRIÚ (STAGE PRESENTATON) AND RECITATION/STORY TELLING
Cumann Lúthchleas Gael (GAA) through its cultural branches, Coiste Náisiúnta Scór and Coiste Náisiúnta na Gaeilge is holding an open competition for newly composed original scripts, which would be available to clubs for performance in Léiriú Stáitse and Aithriseoreacht/Recitation for any performer taking part in Scór competitions. The competition details are as follows:-
1) Script for Léiriú Stáitse. Léiriú Stáitse is a stage presentation with a theme based on an aspect of Irish life, culture or folklore (including GAA). It would be a dramatic presentation in serious or comic form, of not more than 10 minutes duration, and which would be performed by groups of at least 3 and not more than 8 people. Simple props may be used.
1st Prize – €500
2nd Prize – €300
2) Aithriseoireacht / Scéalaíocht – Recitation / Storytelling. This competition is for a solo performer and it takes entries in the form of recitations, monologues, poems and stories relating to Ireland (including GAA), its history, local folklore, people or places. Each piece to be of not more than six minutes duration.
1st Prize – €500
2nd Prize – €300
The script writing competition is open to all. Fáilteofar roimh iontrálaithe as Gaeilge agus cuirfear duais speisialta de €200 don Léiriú / Aithriseoireacht Gaeilge is fearr muna mbíonn ceann i nGaeilge sa céad nó sa dara áit.
Prizes will be presented to the winning entries by Aogán Ó Fearghail, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, at Páirc an Chrócaigh, on a date to be announced. All the Scripts entered will be made available to GAA Clubs in Book Form for use in Scór competitions. Though Scripts are freely available to Clubs, this will not prevent the author from using the work in another Forum should he/she wish to do so. The author will be acknowledged in any performance.
Entries should be sent by email to Scór@gaa.ie on or before the closing date of 11 February, 2017.
It is the hope of both Coistí that this project will generate a good response.
Sinne le meas,
Antóin Mac Gabhann Siobhán Ní Chuana,
Coiste Náisiúnta Scór Coiste Náisiúnta Scór
17-Jul-16 by Coiste Naisiunta Scor
Sheer heartbreak and disappointment for the Leitrim participants in this years All-Ireland Scór Final. The standard of this year’s finalists was as high as ever seen in previous years but Leitrim were still eagerly tipped winners amongst the hustle and rumours of the audience. The new adjudication system of a single judge per competition once again left bad feeling among provinces with some of the choices that were made.
The new Question time quiz took place separately than the main event early on Saturday morning. Leitrim were represented by Fenagh St Cailins, Offaly emerged the All-Ireland winners.
St Marys figure dance team gave an outstanding performance as they were the first of our acts to hit the stage in the INEC Killarney, the 8 ladies gave it all they had and it was very much felt that they stood a great chance of lifting the title but Spa from Kerry were declared figure dance champions.
Connacht was represented by Norrie Keane of Galway in solo singing; she gave a beautiful self-written performance on Saturday which clinched the province the only title of the night.
Laura Crossan from the St Marys club gave the audience a great laugh with her recitation piece, despite serious technical issues with sound; it didn’t deter her and well delivered as always, the title was won by Hugo Slevin from St Josephs club in Westmeath.
St Marys also representing the province in Instrumental Music delivered a fabulous and uplifting array of tunes. A very talented bunch of people, having savoured their first taste of an All-Ireland experience no doubt they gave the adjudicator from Down a tough choice to make but they went with their own province and awarded the title to Tyrone.
St Marys ballad group had a long wait throughout the day as they were last to the stage in this competition nearing the end of the evenings performances, they once againÓgave a fabulous performance and sang their hearts out but it wasnt to be their night either as once again the adjudication system came to task as the ballad judge from Ulster awarded Saul from Co Down their All Ireland title of the night.
Overall it was a fantastic weekend with the Leitrim contingent occupying their favourite “Leitrim room” organised by our no 1 supporter Ailbhe McGill in the Gleneagle on the Saturday night and the music and song went on to the small hours of the morning.
Congratulations to all involved, fine performances were delivered on stage on Saturday; each Leitrim act represented the county and their clubs to the finest degree, well done to all. Many thanks to all who travelled the long journey to Killarney, the good luck messages received by text and calls and cards that were received, it was a sincere achievement to qualify for all-Ireland finals and in particular for St Marys to have had four acts in one competition. Laura Crossan will be exhausted from the pressure of her 4 stage performances but should be bursting with pride for her achievements and excellent deliverance throughout the day. Leitrim’s 2016 Scór achievements will go down in history and be a memorable occasion for years to come.
All Ireland Scór winners 2016
Figure Dancing – Spa, Kerry
Solo-Singing – Norrie Keane, Abbeyknockmoy, Galway
Instrumental Music – Derrytresk, Tyrone
Recitation – Hugo Slevin, St Josephs, Westmeath
Ballad Group – Saul, Co Down
Question Time – Clan na Gael, Roscommon
Leiriu – Truagh Gaels, Monaghan
Set Dancing – Bunbrosna, Westmeath
1st – Ferbane, Offaly
2nd – Churchill, Kerry
3rd – Cornafean, Cavan
04-Apr-16 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor
All-Ireland Scór Finals 2016
Today is the biggest day of the Scór Calendar with the All-Ireland Senior Finals taking place in the INEC Centre, Killarney.
Leitrim is represented in five categories and we wish the following all the best in their pursuit of honours:
Rince Foirne: St Marys, Leitrim
Recitation: Laura Crossan St Marys, Leitrim
Instrumental Music: St Marys Leitrim
Ballad Group: St Marys, Leitrim
Tráth na gCeist: Naomh Caillian Fiodhnach
02-Apr-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO
GAA Administrative Office
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