Meath Scór Sinsir an outstanding success

February 13, 2018

Denise Morgan makes a presentation to Dunsany's Richard Harrahill

Bhí Scór Sinsir ar siúl Dé hAoine seo caite i Halla Bhaile Ghibb. Sár oíche a bhí ann le aon chlub déag ag glacadh páirte ann. Bhí atmaisféar den scoth ann sa halla agus bhain gach duine taitneamh as.

The Meath Scór Sinsir competition was revived this year and it was wonderful to see competitors from 11 clubs competing for county titles in the seven Scór disciplines in Gibbstown Hall on Friday night last.

Participating clubs included Castletown GFC, Clann na Gael GFC, Dunderry GFC, Dunsany GFC, Skryne GFC, Slane GFC, St Brigid's GFC, St Colmcille's GFC, Summerhill GFC, Trim GFC & Wolfe Tones GFC.

First prize in Set Dancing went to Trim

The large crowd in attendance were treated to a delightful selection of songs, music, recitations, novelty act & dancing. The success of the night was due to the work done at club level which we hope will encourage more clubs to participate next year.

A special presentation was made to Risteard Ó hEarrachill (Richard Harrahill) in recognition of all his hard work & commitment to Scór in the county over the years.

The Coiste Cultúrtha was delighted to have Meath County Board Chairman Peter O'Halloran in attendance & presenting the cups & medals to the winners on the night.

Ballad Group winners Slane

The following county titles & perpetual cups were awarded on the night:

The Rita Brady Cup was awarded to Saoirse Ní Aogáin, Clann na Gael in the Amhránaíocht Aonair (solo singing) competition.
The Jim Condra Cup was awarded to Brendan Mac Gabhann, Clann na Gael in the Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht competition.
The Paddy Pryle Cup was awarded to Baile Shláine in the Grúpa Baileád (ballad ) competition.
The Tom King Cup was awarded to Trim in the Rince Foirne competition
The Ollie Bird Cup was awarded to Clann na Gael in the Léiriú Stáitse competition
The Tony Finegan Cup was awarded to Clann na Gael in the Ceol Uirlise competition
The Willy Farnan Cup was awarded to Trim in the Rince Seit competition

Clann na nGael were winners of the Ollie Bird Cup

The county winners will represent Meath in the Leinster semi-finals on Sunday March 4th in The Downs GAA Club in Mullingar. Clubs from Louth, Wicklow, Dublin, Longford & Westmeath will also compete in this semi-final.

Winners will then progress to the Leinster finals in The Helix on Sunday 11th March.

"Thanks to Wolfe Tones GFC for the providing the hall and assistance on the night, Denise Morgan for keeping the show running smoothly as MC, Meath GAA for continuing to promote Scór, Michael McGoldrick sound systems, John Quirke photography & numerous others who helped with the event. A special thanks to those who donated raffle prizes, namely RSA Awards, Keith's Meats Wilkinstown & McEntees Hardware Nobber. Go raibh míle maith agaibh!"

1st  prize in Instrumental Music went to Clann na nGael 

Recitation winner Brendan McGabhann receives the Finnegan Cup

Solo-Singing winner Saoirse Ní Aogáin receives the Rita Brady Cup 

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