The 2 nights of Scór na mBunscoileanna took place in the Mayflower Drumshanbo on Thursday 3rd and in Cloone Community hall Friday 4th of March. 21 schools took part over both nights. The standards of performances were an absolute credit to the schools, parents and teachers, the children really promoted the culture and talent of the schools. Some very strong and youthful contenders to possibly go forward to Scór na nÓg next Autumn. Question Time was a tough competition with teams with near equal marks right to the end on both nights.

Many thanks and credit to our Bean agus Fear an Tis, Thursday night was compared by Leitrim NS, Siobhan McElgunn and Friday was hosted by Cloones Seamus and Enda Tiernan.

The best performance on each night in each event got medals in first and second place, and even went to a tie also in a few places.  

The Cormac Mac Giolla shield for the best school overall was won by Annaduff National School.

Leitrim Scór na mBunscoileanna winners:

Rince Foirne:  Thurs – Gaelscoil Liatroma, Fri – St Patricks NS Drumshanbo 

Amhranaíocht: Thurs – Eleanor Mc Dermott St Joseph’s NS, Fri – Caoimhe Mooney, Annaduff NS

Ceol: Thurs – Carrigallen A, Fri- Annaduff NS 

Recitation: Thurs – Michael Connorton, Scoil Muire NS Carrick, Fri – Tommy Taylor, Annaduff NS

Trath na gCeist: Thurs – Kiltubrid, Fri – St Manachans Mohill B & Ballinamore NS A, 

Nuachleas: Thurs – Aughawillan NS & Drumlea NS, Fri – St Patricks NS Drumshanbo

Bailéad Ghrúpa: Thurs – Leitrim NS B, Fri – Annaduff NS

Rince sean Nós: Thurs – Catherine Curran, Leitrim NS, Fri – Eoin Reynolds Aughnasheelan NS

Rince Seit: No set Thursday, Fri – Aughnasheelan




08-Mar-16 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor

There was fantastic standard of entertainment at the Leitrim Scór Final in Cloone Community centre. 11 of the countys clubs took part and the volume of entries showed huge efforts were made by the clubs who took part. The performances were certainly top class and highly entertaining.

St Marys swept the boards with the Mayo judges taking home 5 titles. Laura Crossan from the club was incredibly a winner 4 times on Saturday night, a fine achievement for the talented lady from Carrick.

Commendations to the Cloone club for their gallant efforts hosting the competition night. A true example of club effort both in their hospitality and participation. 

Congratulations to all of the clubs on winning their respective categories in the final last Saturday night.

Rince Foirne: St Marys
Amhranaíocht Aonair: Paula Kiernan, Carrigallen
Aithriseoireacht: Laura Crossan, St Marys
Ceol Uirlise: St Marys
Nuachleas: Cloone
Bailéad Ghrúpa: St Marys
Rince Seit: Fenagh
Rince Sean Os : Mary Mostyn, St Marys
Trath na gCeist: Fenagh

The Cormac MacGiolla shield Club of the Year award was won By Club Cloone

The Leitrim representatives will take the stage in the Connacht Finals in St Johns hall, Lecarrow, Co Roscommon on Saturday 12th March starting at 5.00pm. The very best of luck to all our Leitrim competitors at Connacht.

Scór na mBunscoileanna takes place on the 3rd and 4th of March. With rounds in the Mayflower Drumshanbo on the Thursday night and Clone Community Hall on Friday night. Both evenings start at 6.00 sharp.

*Schools are reminded that all groups are to perform in their school uniforms and not in costumes. 

The best performance on each night in each event will receive medals and the award for the best overall school over the two nights will receive the Cormac MacGiolla Shield.



15-Feb-16 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor

The All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals took­ place last Saturday 30th January in the­ INEC Killarney. St Marys Kiltoghert re­presented Connacht, the first to the sta­ge in the very tough Ballad group compet­ition. The 5 Carrick girls gave a thorou­ghly fabulous performance and sang their­ hearts out but lost out to Ulsters Tyr­one.
In Question Time, Leitrim was represent­ed earlier in the day by Fenagh, St Cail­lains . Tough but fair questions put to ­the teams this year by quizmaster Seamus­ Curley and at round 10- Kerry took the ­title once again. With the new procedure­s for the quiz since 2014, it is now a t­able quiz style competition with all 32 ­counties qualifying to take part, the to­p 3 teams received medals.
Connach­through home two titles, one in recitation & Aughamore of Mayo for Set Danc­ing, a repeat win on last years title.
2016 brought a new judging forum to the­ All-Ireland finals. Competitions were j­udged by one single judge for each compe­tition on Saturday. The implementation b­y the National Scór committee was met wi­th mixed reactions from the countys acr­oss the country in Killarney. While eac­h Judge was selected and elected to the ­judging panel as proficient and qualifie­d /specialised in their given category, ­it will take some time to settle into fo­r the audience and countys alike. 
Irish TV were also in Citywest to recor­d the days proceedings. A special docum­entary series from All-Ireland GAA Scór ­na nÓg and Scór Sinsir Finals will be br­oadcast bringing our cultural highlights­ to a global audience. The first of the ­three Scór na nÓg series will air on IRI­SH TV on Sky191, Freesat 400, all free t­o air boxes or Eircoms eVision 191 and ­online at­ on Sunday February 28th at 8.30pm.­
All Ireland Scór na nÓg Champions 2016­
Rince Foirne – Silverbridge Harps, Arma­gh Amhránaíocht Aonair – GavinÓgribbon, ­Mayobridge, Down Aithriseoireacht/Scéala­íocht – Katie HenÓghan, St Aidans, Rosc­ommon Ceol Uirlise – Sliabh gCua, Waterf­ord Léiriú Stairiúill – St Patricks, Arm­agh Bailéad Ghrúpa – Naomh Padraig, Tyro­ne Rince Seit – Aughamore, Mayo
Tráth na gCeisteanna Boird: ­
Céad Áit – Spá, Ciarraí­
Tarna Áit – Cornafean, Cavan­
Triú – Aughabullogue, Cork  




03-Feb-16 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor

Scór Sinsir will take place on Saturday 13th February at 6pm in Cloone Community centre.
Categories as follows:
Figure Dancing
Solo Singing
Instrumental Music
Ballad Group
Question Time (4 persons per team-leitrim winners qualifying directly to the All-Ireland Table Quiz)
Set Dancing
Sean Nos
Any enquiries or any help that can be provided to help your club participate in any way please contact your clubs Cultural officer or email
or please do not hesitate to contact Claire @ 087-6472547
Connacht Scór final takes place on Saturday 27th February in Tubbercurry Sligo, followed by the All -Ireland in the INEC Killarney on April 2nd 2016.
Schools Scór is pushed back to the 3rd & 4th of march, as senior Scór takes precident as the official compeition, it was not possible to hold it in Jan/Feb as in previous years as easter holidays are falling quite early this year.
It would be encouraged that Schools Scór be encouraged by the clubs for partipation as this is where the talent and love of the music song & dance is nurtured. It is a fantasitic outlet & will help identify new people in your community that may not nessessarily be involved in field games but may like to join the club and get involved in the area. 
Last year there was high numbers of entries so while trying not to deter the childrens enthiusiam to take part, compeitions were reduced from 11 to 9 as it wasnt possible to identify 2 available friday nights, and want to avoid a late school night.
Entries to be a max of 2 per competition per school
Figure Dancing
Solo Singing
Instrumental Music – 1 tune
Ballad Group – 1 song
Question Time – 3 per team
Leiriu – max time 5 mins
Set Dancing
Sean Nos – max 40 bars



24-Jan-16 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor

The All Ireland final of Scór na nÓg is being held this Saturday 30th January at 3pm in the INEC Killarney. 

Leitrim is represented by the St Marys Ballad Group and Fenagh St Caillains in the Question time.
A fine achievement for the clubs to represent their county and province at a prestigious event.  
Tickets will be available on the door for anyone who wishes to travel to support. 
Wishing Carrick and Fenagh the very best of luck. Leitrim Abú.



24-Jan-16 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor

The County Finals of Scór na nÓg took place last Sunday November 29th in Fenagh Community Centre. The county finalists took to the stage to give their best polished performance to an eager audience and most importantly the judges.

Adeline Mc Weeney, Fenagh 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 Cloone and St Marys with huge turnout of competitors. Cloone have not taken part in Scór in almost 10 years and made a flourishing comeback last Sunday. They took  the Leiriu County title back to the club with ease. Ironically it was also the Leiriu or by the old name ” Novelty Act” they won on their last appearance in Scór.

Trath na gCeist winners Fenagh will represent Leitrim in the prestigious All-Ireland final in the INEC in Killarney on January 30th. 

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 won by Mohill club.

The Leitrim County Title Winners are as follows:

Rince Foirne: Mohill

Amhranaíocht Aonair: Tara Noone, St Marys

Ceol Uirlise: St Marys

Aithriseoireacht: Dara Gillooly, St Marys

Bailéad Ghrúpa: St Marys

Trath na gCeist: Fenagh

Leiriu: Cloone

Rince Seit: Aughnasheelan

The winners proceed to the Connacht Finals in, Claremorris, Co Mayo on Saturday the 12th of December at 2pm. Wishing all of the clubs the very best of Luck.



01-Dec-15 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor

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 Fenagh on Sunday 29th November at 2pm.

Any last minute entries please contact the County board via by Monday 23rd Nov. Connacht Finals will be held in Claremorris, Co Mayo on Saturday December 12th at 2pm.

Wishing all of the competitiors the very best of luck and safe travel to the competition in this stormy weather.




16-Nov-15 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor

Scór time of year again and this year’s season is being widely promoted as a cultural year for the competition, celebrating 100 years of the 1916 rising. Starting with the Connacht Council GAA Initiative of the 2016 launch night in the GAA Centre of Excellence, Ballyhaunis on November 3rd last.

This years Scór na nÓg competition dates have been brought slightly forward in conjunction with last years new guidelines set out by An Coiste Náisiúnta Scór.
County Finals: To be completed at least two weeks prior to the Provincial Competition.

Provincial Finals: Connacht Finals are to be completed one calendar month in advance of the All Ireland Final.
Scór na nÓg Liatroma 2016 Dates:

Leitrim Semi Final: Saturday 21st November 2015 – Drumkeerin at 6.00pm

Leitrim Semi Final: Sunday 22nd November 2015 – Fenagh at 3.00pm

Leitrim County Final: Sunday 29th November 2015 at 2.00pm

Connacht Final: Saturday 12th December 2015 at 2pm in Claremorris, Co Mayo
Please note this years Scór na nÓg Participants must be Under 17 on January 1st 2016.
Any queries on the dates or general questions can be directed to your clubs Oifigeach Cultúir/Teanga or a current rulebook can be found onór/



01-Nov-15 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor

Connacht Scór 2016 Launch

As part of their newly developed strategy for reviving Scór, Coiste Scór Chonnacht are hosting the Launch of Scór 2016 in the Centre of excellence Bekan Ballyhaunis, on Tuesday night November 3rd.

This promises to be a huge night’s entertainment with previous Connacht and all Ireland winners taking to the stage once again.

The Bean an Ti for the night is none other than Carole Coleman of RTE, renowned author and broadcaster. Carole has represented St Mary’s Gaa club in Leitrim in Scór, and will be giving a rendition of her favourite ballad on the night.  Also in attendance will be the Cathairleacht Scór Naisiúnta  Antoin MacGabhan and Runai Siobhan Ni Chúnna. The launch will be done by Cathairleacht of Comhairle Chonnacht Mick Rock a former participant in Scór himself.

Coiste Scór Chonnachta are going to great lengths to revitalise Scór and this launch is part of the strategy. County board and Club officers from the province, and anybody interested inÓgood nights entertainment is invited to attend what promises to be a huge night entertainment. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.



31-Oct-15 by Connacht GAA Council

No joy for leitrim participants in this years All-Ireland Scór Final.

The new Question time quiz took place separately than the main event early on Saturday morning in Citywest Hotel. Leitrim were represented by previous All-ireland title holders Bornacoola, however The Brothers Pearse club from Cork emerged the All-Ireland winners. Ferbane of Offaly came in second and Cornafean of Cavan in third.

Glencar/Manorhamilton hoped to relive their 2011 win but Glenflesk of Kerry won the title for a second year. Aiden Dockery of Bornacoola gave a very moving rendition in recitation, Noel Joyce of JK Brackens club in Tipperary claimed this years title with a very witty piece of drama and was declared the All-Ireland champ.

Congratulations to all involved, fine performances were delivered on stage on Saturday, well done to all. Many thanks to all the supporters who travelled the journey to Dublin on Saturday.

All-Ireland winners:

Rince Foirne: Glenflesk, Kerry

Solo Singing: Michaela Hogg, CastletownÓgeoghan Westmeath

Recitation: Noel Joyce, JK Brackens, Tipperary


Ceol Uirlise: Tulach Sheasta, Newport, Tipperary

Trath Na gCeisteanna: The Brothers Pearse, Kerry

Léiriú: Mullingar Shamrocks, Westmeath

Ballad Group: Naomh Muire, AughnÓgallon, Antrim

Set Dancing: Naomh Muire, Armagh



27-Apr-15 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor

All-Ireland final weekend is finally upon us. The county competitors prepare to shine in Citywest Hotel this Saturday 25th April with the hope of taking home an All-Ireland Scór title.

Bornacoola represent Leitrim in Question Time at 11.30am.

Glencar-Manor take to the main stage at 3pm to representing Connacht in Figure Dancing, followed by Aidan Dockery Bornacoola in Recitation.

Tickets will be available on the door on the day at €20. Wishing Bornacoola and Glencar-Manorhamilton the very best of luck, and safe travel to all competitors and supporters.



20-Apr-15 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor

Despite a shaky start in events leading up to Connacht Senior Scór, Leitrim had great success in Tubbercurry on Saturday evening last. Leitrims Laura Crossan was Bean an Tí for the evening.

Next up was our solo singer Paula Nic Tiarnáin who gave a beautiful version of Is ar Éireann ní neosainn cé hí. Unfortunately the title went to reigning champion Norrie Keane from Galway.
Aiden Dockery delivered a powerful recitation by Sean O Casey accompanied by beautiful music by Dromahairs Stephen McInerney. The performance secured him another Connacht title in the recitation competition.
The Drumkeerin instrumental group gave an uplifting performance in their section but unfortunately were pipped to the post by Sligo.
Ballinamore-Sean O Heslins were due to represent us in the Leiriu competition. Unfortunately in the lead up to the competition, there were some concerns about the content of their Leiriu. After a meeting with the Leitrim Committee, it was decided they would not go forward to the Connacht final. Roscommon took the title in this category.
Dromahair represented us in the ballad group competition and gave lovely renditions of Bare Mayo and Twa Corbies but the title went to Roscommon.
Leona Reynolds represented Leitrim in the Sean Nós competition and was a unanimous winner with both the judges and the audience alike.
The last competition of the night was set dancing and Glencar Manorhamilton took to the stage again. Despite a strong, energetic performance, Galway took home the title.
Leitrim won the best overall county in Connacht and they were presented with the Cormac McGill Cup by Ailbhe McGill.

The very best of luck to all our Leitrim competitors going forward to the All Ireland Finals in Citywest on April 25th.
Rince Fóirne – Liatrom (Glencar Manorhamilton)
Amhránaíocht Aonair – Gaillimh (Abbeyknockmoy)
Aithriseoireacht – Liatrom (Bornacoola)
Ceoil Uirlise – Sligeach (St. Farnans)
Leiriu – Ros Comáin (Kilglass Gaels)
Bailéad Ghrúpa – Ros Comáin (St. Dominics)
Rince Sean Nós – Liatrom (Aughnasheelin)
Rince Seit – Gaillimh (Abbeyknockmoy)
Overall – Liatrom




30-Mar-15 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor