Scór na nÓg - Craobh na hEireann 2020
Scór na nÓg, Craobh na hÉireann 2020
All Ireland glory for Scór in the Kingdom as the curtain came down on Scór na nÓg activities 2019/20; the first of our two National competitions that started back in December 2019 at District Board and came to a conclusion on Saturday last February 1st at the spectacular I N E C Killarney where a sold out packed venue that showed the enthusiasm for Clubs Nationwide to support these young people; turned out magnificently displaying their club colours, showing off the superb talents of all the performers in all clubs from across the Country which saw Clubs from all four Provinces represented in the winners enclosure at the end of the day.
The success story that is Scór in Kerry continued with the County represented in 3 out of the 8 discplines and following an evening of extremely competitive and quality talented performances Finuge's Instrumental Music line up of Caoimhe Laide, Kieran MacKessy, Mikey Fealy, Aideen Cronin and Kyra O Sullivan and not forgetting Daibhín Laide, who was always willing when called upon, represented their club at District Board level back in early December, then annexed the Kerry title at Glenbeigh followed by a first ever Munster Scór title and appearance on 5th January last in Ovens, County Cork, culminating in being crowned National Scór Champions last weekend at Killarney to end a memorable journey after having to get over strong opposition from Mayo, Wexford and Tyrone clubs as they became the third Kerry club to enter the role of honour list as national winners of Ceol Uirlise competition joining Ballydonoghue (1998 & 2012) and Lixnaw (2015).
There were great scenes of jubilation from their many supporters and especially from Finuge's Scór officer Verona Mackessy, tutors Donna McElligott & Neilus Mackessy, as each member of the group came forward to receive their medal and cup from Uachtarán, CLG John Horan.
Bonfires and a large gathering of club members greeted the All Ireland Scór champions as they returned to Finuge on Saturday night where club chairman, former All Star and All Ireland senior football medal holder, Eamon Breen and Runaí Bridget Liston warmly congratulated the new historic club champions on their tremendous achievements in bringing glory to the local Community.
Kerry were also represented in two other disciplines at the final with the Glenflesk Ballad Group striving to bring the first National Title in this discpline to the County but on this occasion despite the musicians receiving fantastic rapture from the audienc they were not the Adjudicators choice this time around.
Spa were our representatives in the Quiz and even though the Club hold two National Titles in this catagory they failed to add to their list of achievements.
Both clubs acquitted themselves well and the experience gained will prove a worthwhile exercise in the future.
On behalf of Coiste Scór Chiarraí we would like to thank everybody who made this special day a huge success and also we would like to wish Tom Herlihy one of our committee members a speedy recovery.
The following are the All Ireland Scór na nÓg winners for 2019/20:
Figure Dancing - Tipperary,
Solo Singing - Longford,
Recitation & Novelty - Donegal,
Ballad Group - Westmeath,
Instrumental Music - Kerry,
Set Dancing - Galway,
Quiz - Cavan, (3-in-a-row) .