Spa – Rinnce Seit All Ireland Scór na nÓg Champions 2017
CULTÚR - SCÓR - WHAT IS SCÓR?
Scór is a GAA competition that combines all the colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games with the social/fun element of Ireland's traditional past-times. The competition was established by the GAA in 1969 with the aim of promoting Ireland's traditional pastimes and culture while offering club members the chance to meet up, have fun and represent their club during the winter months while Football and Hurling had ceased.
There are eight events/disciplines in Scór that cover all aspects of Irish culture: Figure/Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Recitation/Scéalaíocht, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Question Time and Set Dancing. The competition is divided into two age levels, Scór Na nÓg, for young people under 17 and Scór Sinsear, for those over 17.
Just like the All-Ireland Football and Hurling Championships clubs taking part in Scór must first take part in a county championship. The winners go on to the provincial championship and then the All-Ireland Final.
It is interesting to note the All Ireland Scór champions are presented with their medals by the President of the GAA, winners are All-Ireland Champions in their own right in the same way as All-Ireland Senior Football or Hurling Final winners!
CULTÚIR - GAEILGE - SCOLÁIREACHTAÍ
Bronntar scoláireachtaí ar dheagóirí idir bhuachaillí agus cailíní, chun freastal ar chursaí Gaeilge trí seachtaine sa Ghaeltacht ina gcuirtear béim ar scileanna peile is iománaíochta. Bíonn na cúrsaí seo á reachtáil ag Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne i gCiarraí, Coláiste na Rinne i bPort Láirge agus Coláiste na Mumhan i mBéal Átha an Ghaorthaidh i gCorcaigh.
Tá an scéim seo i gcomhpháirtíocht leis na Boird Chontaetha, Comhairle na Mumhan agus na Coláistí Gaeilge. Tugann Comhairle na Mumhan scoláireachtaí amach do dhéagóirí chun freastal ar na cúrsaí seo. Seolann an Cathaoirleach an Scéim go hoifigiúil ag cluiche mór - Craobh Cluiche na Mumhan - gach bliain. Tá an Coiste thar a bheith sásta leis an slí a reachtáltar na cúrsaí agus tá an-áthas orainn go bhfuil breis forbartha a dhéanamh ar na cluichí. Bronnann Cathaoirleach Chomhairle na Mumhan an Fáinne agus Teastais ar na micléinn a fhreastlaíonn ar an gcúrsa speisialta i gColáiste Chorca Dhuibhne i mí Lúnasa.
Tugann Cathaoirleach agus Rúnaí an Choiste Cultúrtha cuairt ar na cúrsaí i mBéal Átha ‘n Ghaorthaidh, i gCorca Dhuibhne agus sa Rinn gach bliain.
Sa bhliain 2010 sheol Críostóir Ó Cuana, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, cúrsa píolótach i bhforbairt scileanna na gcluichí Gaelacha i gColáiste na Rinne.
Tá sé i gceist ag an gColáiste, i dtaca le C.L.G. Phort Láirge, Cúrsa Oiliúna a chur ar siúl i bhforbairt scileanna san iomáint, sa chamógaíocht, sa pheil, i bpeil na mban, sa liathróid láimhe agus sa chorr, do scoláirí ar na cúrsaí samhraidh.
Mairfidh an Cúrsa Oiliúna seo ar feadh trí sheachtain an chúrsa shamhraidh agus is ar scoláirí an chúrsa - idir deich mbliana agus naoi mbliana déag - a bheidh sé dírithe.
Díreofar ar scileanna na gcluichí a mhúineadh agus a fheabhsú i measc na scoláirí. Is trí mheán na Gaeilge, ar ndóigh, a reachtálfar an Cúrsa Oiliúna agus, chuige seo, bainfear leas as oiliúnóirí cáilithe ón gceantar, chomh maith le foireann an choláiste féin.
Tá sé i gceist go mbeidh sé ina chuid lárnach de Chúrsaí Samhraidh sa Choláiste feasta.
SCÓR SINSEAR NA MUMHAN 2017 - Monday 10th April, 2017
On Saturday last April 8th a packed Community Centre in Cappamore County Limerick hosted the 2017 Munster Finals of Scór Sinsear where we had five hours of non stop entertainment. However at the end of proceedings Kerry participants, who in fairness performed excellently, failed to get the adjudicators' nod.
Aine Ni Shiochain from the St. Michaels Foilmore Club in South Kerry was Bean an Tí for the evening.
Already through to the All Ireland Finals are Rathmore in the Quiz; Donie O'Leary, John S O'Sullivan, Dan V. O'Connor and Tony Moynihan, former All Ireland holders, who qualified at the Estuary Print Sponsored County Finals.
Due to the change in the format of the Question Time the outright winner in each County goes directly through to the All Ireland Finals to be held in the Waterfront Theatre, Belfast on Saturday May 6th where all 32 Counties will battle it out to see who will be crowned All Ireland Quiz champions for 2017.
This competition will get the day's proceedings underway at the earlier time of 11am.
SCÓR NA BPÁISTÍ COUNTY FINAL - Monday 27th March, 2017
Scor competitions within the County came to a conclusion at the Foilmore Community Centre on Sunday last March 26th with the staging of the 2017 Scór Na bPaistí County Final. A huge and appreciative audience were in attendance and 137 competitors took to the stage. Certainly the standard of competition was of a very high level and this is down to the trojan work done by all the many organisers of the competitions through their Scor Officers and Tutors throughout the County. The day got off to an early start with the Quiz opening the proceedings at the Intermediate School Killorglin which began at the earlier time of 11am and at the end of a titanic battle it was St. Senans who were crowned winners. However there was a tie for second place between Tousist and Glenflesk with the latter taking second spot. Then it was onto Foilmore for the remainder of the programme with Aine Ní Shiocháin, Bean An Tí for the occasion.
The Solo Singing winner was Liam Evans, Keel and in second place came Shane O Sullivan from St, Senans. It was a special day for the Keel Club representing the Mid Kerry Football Board when they scooped the Solo Singing and came second in the Recitation and to add to a memorable occasion for the Club they received the Estuary Print and Trophies Sponsored Siobhán Cotter Memorial Shield for the best overall Club on the day. The Figure Dancing went to Kilcummin with Causeway as runners up; while the County title in Set Dancing went to Dromid Pearces with Currow claiming second place. In the Léiriú category it was the Ballylongford Club who came in first place with Reenard in close contention in second. St. Marys were crowned kings of the Instrumental Music with Ballydonoghue claiming second place. In the Recitation section Ailisha Daughton, Tralee Parnels was winner with Gearoid Evans, Keel finishing second. The winner in the Sean Nos Dancing
was Valentia's Julia Cooper and in second place came Sean O'Keeffe from Gneeveguilla. County Title in Ballad Group went to Waterville while St. Pats, Blennerville were runners up.
Coiste Scór Chiarraí Chairperson, Leona Twiss thanked everybody for their participation in Scór, our kind sponsors and especially the Cotter Family who donated the Overall Trophy in honour of the late Siobhán who was the brainchild of this competition. She was also loud in his praise of the fantastic venue in South Kerry . Leona along with Vice Chairman of Coiste Scór Chiarrai, Jackie Walsh presented all the winners and runners up with their medals and a presentation was also made to an excellent Bean An Ti, Aine Ni Shiochain. The final presentation of the event was the Bernard Reidy, “Trophy World” Tralee, sponsored Healy/O Connor Perpetual Trophy which was for the Club that participated most in Scor
over the year in all three competitions; Scór Sinsear, Scór Na nOg and Scór Na bPaisti and this was won by Glenflesk. Overall it was a fantastic occasion. The following were the winners and runners up on the day;
QUIZ 1st St. Senans, North Kerry Football Board, Paul Somers, Conor Enright, Rose Egan, Ciarain Linnane
2nd Glenflesk. East Kerry Board, Luke Crowley, Darragh O Connell, Ben Switzer, Muireann Darcy.
Ballad Group, 1st. Waterville, South Kerry, Joni Curran, Mary Elizabeth O'Connell, Etain O'Sullivan, Madaline
Courtney, Leah O'Dwyer.
2nd. St. Pats, Tralee/St Brendans, Ciara Fitzgibbon, Katie Moriarty, Sorcha O Donoghue, Caoimhne O
Sullivan, Siobhain O Sullivan.
Recitation 1st. Ailisha Daughton, Tralee Parnels Tralee/St/Brendans
2nd. Gearoid Evans, Keel, Mid Kerry.
1st. St. Marys, South Kerry, Glenflesk, East Kerry, Ciara Clifford, Ronan Clifford, Katie Foster
2nd. Ballydonoghue, North Kerry Football, Mairead Barry, Aoibhìnn O'Neill, Tom Foley, Jack O Neill, Aoibhinn Buckley
1st. Liam Evans, Keel, Mid Kerry Board.
2nd. Shane O Sullivan, St. Senans, North Kerry Football Board
1st. Kilcummin. East Kerry Board, Caoimhe O'Halloran, Sadbh O'Halloran, Sarah Pigott, Alison Pigott,
Eimear O'Sullivan,Maeve O'Connor, Doireann Dwyer, Michael Healy
2nd. Causeway North Kerry Hurling Board, Alisha O'Neill, Kayleigh Eibell, Bridin Purcell, Amilee O'Callaghan,
Shawna Quinlan, Grace Diggins, Donna Kiely, Niamh Barrett. Sub Louise O'Neill.
Sean Nos Dancing.
1st. Julie Cooper, Valentia, South Kerry, Board
2nd. Sean O Keeffe, Gneeveguilla, East Kerry, Board
Ballylongford, North Kerry Football
1st. Ballylongford Sorcha Cameron, Eoghan Cameron, Liam Hanrahan, Logan O’ Sullivan, Nick Green, Dylon Stack, Elisha Lewis Broughan.
2nd. Reenard, South Kerry, Breece O Sullivan, Deirdre Ni Ceallaigh,Emma Nic Gearailt, Maire Nic
Domhnaill, Con Chughar O Shea, Cainneach O Neill, Stiofin O Suilleabhain, Fiontan O Suilleabhain.
1st. Dromid South Kerry, Isabella Ni Churrain, Saoirse Ni Churrain, Emily Ni She, Lorna Ni She,
Julie Ni Shulleabhain,Corrina Ni Ghadhra ni Shuilleabhain, Sarah Ni She, Makayla Ni Shuilleabhain.
2nd. Currow, Castleisland District
Emma Buckley, Aoife Roche, Fiona Brosnan, Mary Lilly Keane, Ailbhe Fleming, Cara Fleming, Clodagh Coffey, Megan Dennehy.
Sunday next March 26th will be a special day for the children from around the County who have qualified for the County Finals of Scór Na bPáistí, which will be held in the Community Centre, Foilmore with competitions commencing at 2pm sharp.
QUIZ. All Clubs taking part in the Quiz are reminded that this part of the programme is now separate from the remainder of the event; this is due to a change in the format of Scór. The venue with an 11am start will be the Intermediate School Killorglin. All Clubs involved in the finals must be present well in advance of the 11am starting time.
It is very important to note that the format for the County Finals of Scór Na bPáistí has changed with the presentation of medals for winners and runners up for the first half of the programme being presented after the break with the remaining presentations been made as per usual at the end of the event. This was decided at a meeting of Coiste Scór Chiarraí held at the Austin Stack Park, Pavilion on Tuesday March 7th.
The following is the running order for the day; Ballad Group, Recitation, Instrumental Music, Solo Singing, Figure Dancing. A break for 10 minutes followed by the presentation to winners and runners up; Sean Nos Dancing, Leiriu and finishing up with Set Dancing.
District Boards participating in the following order on the day; North Kerry Hurling, Castleisland District, East Kerry, South Kerry, Kenmare District, North Kerry Football, Tralee/St. Brendans, Mid Kerry.
All Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals this weekend - Saturday 11th February, 2017
The final step in the Scór Na nÓg journey that started off with the District Board Finals back in November 2016 will conclude at the Waterfront Theatre, Belfast on this Saturday February 11th where once again Kerry will be represented this time round in two of the disciplines by Spa from the East Kerry District Board which will see them participate in both Set Dancing and Quiz at the All Ireland Finals.
Certainly the Spa Club have been involved at National level on numerous occasions and have been our standard bearers having been successful in several of the categories down through the years but it is at either Figure or Set Dancing that they excel most. In fact, even though the standard is always at a very high level in the Dancing, which always keeps the adjudicators on their toes before they give their final verdict, even from District Board level up, the Spa Club would always be well in contention to enter the winners enclosure no matter what stage of the competition is at.
Not to be outdone on this occasion by the Dancers; Spa will also be involved in the All Ireland Final of Question Time and certainly they are no strangers to this stage as they are going for a hat-trick of national titles.
Competitions will get underway at 11am with the Quiz and here the remaining 31 Counties will be hoping to stop the current champions from making it a 3-in-a-row of titles. This will be followed at 3pm with the remainder of the day’s proceedings which will finish at 7pm when the final results from all categories will be known.
Without doubt the competitors representing the Kingdom will have plenty vocal support and hopefully at the end of the day we will have further glory for both Club and County.
So the following are the representatives;
Set Dancing: Kieran O'Doherty, Liam Spillane, Gary O'Sullivan, Cian O'Sullivan, Erin Holland, Meghann Cronin, Aine Brosnan, Orlaith Spillane.
Quiz: Louise Fleming, Daniel O'Sullivan, James Lynch, Kieran O'Doherty
MUNSTER SCÓR NA NÓG FINALS - Friday 06th January, 2017
All Ireland glory beckons for the Spa Set Dancers of Kieran O'Doherty, Liam Spillane, Gary O'Sullivan, Cian O'Sullivan, Erin Holland, Meghann Cronin, Aine Brosnan and Orlaith Spillane from the East Kerry Football Board as they had to get over some tough opposition to enter the winners enclosure at the Munster Finals on Sunday last January 8th.
Competition was most certainly of the highest standard and in fairness the adjudicators had to make difficult decisions. The remaining five Kerry representatives Spa in Figure Dancing, Cian Sheehan; Firies in the Recitation, Glenflesk in Ballad Group, Instrumental Music by Ballydonoghue and in Leiriu, Na Gaeil with each performing brilliantly but just proved a bridge too far on this occasion.
However it was a great honour for Scór in the County to have so many involved at this stage of the competition and all the participants can feel proud of their performances, they did both their respective Clubs and County proud on the day.
Of course the Spa Club will be doubly involved at National level as their Quiz Team of Louise Fleming, Daniel O'Sullivan, James Lynch, Kieran O'Doherty who qualified at the County Finals last November in the C.Y.M.S Hall, Killorglin (and due to a change in this category) the County champions in each County will go directly through to the All Ireland Finals. Spa who are the National champions in this discipline will be all out to make it three in a row of All Ireland titles.
Besides the Clubs involved Kerry were well represented with Fear a Tí Liam Ó Laoire, formerly of Rathmore and now domiciled in Cratloe, County Clare, Tom Herlihy, Ballymacelligott who is Chairman of Munster Scor and and Jackie Walsh from the St. Senans Club who is the County's Delegate to Munster. Presentation of medals to all the winners was performed by the Chairman of the Munster Council, Diarmuid O'Sullivan, Cork.
The next step in the journey will be the Waterfront Theatre, Belfast on Saturday February 11th commencing at 3pm where the All Ireland Finals of Scór Na nÓg will take place. The Quiz will go ahead at the same venue with a starting time of 11am.
CULTÚR - SCÓR - KERRY SCÓR NA BPÁISTÍ RULES
Amendments to rules for 2015
The quiz will have 30 questions made up of ten rounds of three. The rule book, which can be found on the kerry GAA website, outlines the question categories and the following categories will have one question as Gaeilge which must be answered as Gaeilge.
Round 1 Gaelic football
Round 3 General GAA
Round 5 World history and World geography
Round 7 Irish current affairs
Round 9 Irish culture
Please note that this year (2016) EVERY SINGLE CLUB may enter a 4-person table quiz team in the COUNTY FINAL of Scór na bPáistí. All entries, with names and GAA registration numbers, should be forwarded to email@example.com by Saturday April 2nd. Beidh an craobh-bhabhta ar siúl ar 17ú Aibreán. Scór na bPáistí ends with the Kerry final..
The second change is the introduction of a new category - Sean Nós traditional dancing.
1. This competition is intended for Traditional Style Sean Nós dancing.
2. Each competitor shall perform a routine of jig, reel or hornpipe in Sean Nós mode not lasting more than three minutes.
3. No tips or built up shoes allowed.
4. No props of any kind allowed.
5. Each competitor is responsible for providing their own music.
6. The adjudicator/adjudicators' decision is final.
7. Failure to comply with the above may lead to disqualification.
All other rules remain the same as 2014
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