SCOR nA nOG 2017/2018 COMORTAISI LEATH CHEANNAIS NA MUMHAN.
The Community Centre, Ovens County Cork staged the Semi Finals of Coiste Scor Na Nog; Na Mumhan on Sunday last December 10th where Kerry were represented in all of the 7 catagories. Once again a huge crowd were in attendance with the Kingdom representatives having plenty vocal support and despite facing stiff opposition from Limerick, Cork and Waterford they had a most successful outing going through to the Munster finals in 6 of the 7 disciplines the County were involved in. Certainly the East Kerry Board as they did in the recent County Finals taking the competition by storm with 4 of their 5 clubs going forward. Spa had success in both Figure and Set Dancing, Glenflesk booked their Munster final place in Ballad Group while Kilcummin took the honours in Instrumental Music. Representing the Tralee/St.Brendans Board were Na Gaeil; and they qualified in both Recitation by Dearbhla Quirke and in the Leiriu discipline. However spare a thought for Shauna O Leary in the Solo Singing who sang very well but the Kilcummin girl failed to get the adjudicators nod on this occasion.
The next step in the journey will be on Sunday January 7th, 2018, 2pm at the Community Centre, Ovens County Cork where this years Munster Finals of Scor Na Nog will be staged.
The following go through to the Provential Finals
Figure Dancing: Spa, East Kerry Board:
Alice O'Donoghue, Orlaith Spillane, Aislinn, O'Donovan, Leah Murphy, Ailbhe Gallagher, Erin Holland, Kate Lawlor, Laura O'Carroll.
Recitation: Dearbhla Quirke, Na Gaeil, Tralee/St. Brendans Board
Ballad Group: Glenflesk, East Kerry Board.
Aileen Healy, Eabha Healy, Caitlyn Cronin, Sinead Gleeson, Sarah Moran.
Leiriu: Na Gaeil, Tralee/St. Brendans Board
Barry Sugrue, Dearbhala Quirke, Joshua, Roche, Liam Og Kingston, Emily Crowe, Isobel Crowe.
Aine O Sullivan, Aoife O Sullivan.
Instrumental Music: Kilcummin, East Kerry Board
Claire Stagg, Bebhinn Brosnan, Ailbhe Brosnan, Olwyn Evans, Ewan Evans, Kirill Healy.
Set Dancing: Spa, East Kerry Board.
Erin Holland, Meghann Cronin, Siona Moynihan, Orlaith, Spillane, Liam Spillane, Gary O Sullivan, Cian O Sullivan, Eoghan Mulvaney.
QUIZ. Due to a change in this category for the past number of years the County champions in each County will go directly through to the All Ireland Finals. This discpline will be held seperately from the main event. A Date has been confirmed for the Kerry County Finals for Thursday January 4th commencing at 6pm at the Austin Stack Park Pavilion, Tralee. All Clubs interested should contact County Secretary, Suzanne Ni Laoire with their team list which consists of 4 in a team. Deadline for returning Club teams taking part is this Wednesday December 20th.
SYMPATHY. A meeting of Coiste Scor Chiarrai took place on Wednesday last at the Austin Stack Park, Pavilion, Tralee where a vote of sympathy was extended to the family of Derry Gowan of Fermoy County Cork who was the founder of Scor back in 1969. Derry initiated Scór and in doing so provided the foresight to promote all the best in traditional music, song and dance under the Cumann Lúthchleas Gael banner.