COISTE SCÓR NA NÓG CHIARRAÍ 2023
The Scór na nÓg County Finals took place at the Currow Community Centre on Saturday last March 25th with the days programme getting underway with the Amhrán na bhFiann sang by Con Warren.
This was followed by the Figure Dancing and from here to the final discpline of the evening in Set Dancing the audience were entrailed by the standard set by these very talented youngsters and without doubt Fear/Bean A Tí, PJ Mulvihill and Suzanne Ní Laoighre, added to the days enjoyment keeping everything running smoothly and efficiently during the huge programme of events. seven District Boards took part; Kenmare District, North Kerry Football, North Kerry Hurling, Mid Kerry Board, East Kerry Board, Tralee/St. Brendans Board and South Kerry Board.
The standard of performances at Scór na nÓg this year has been exceptional and is a testimony to the vast amount of talented performers we have within the County and the time and dedication put in by clubs at promoting and nurturing culture within the Kingdom.
Once again, it was the East Kerry Board that dominated proceedings winning 4 of the seven catagories; Glenflesk winning Solo Singing; (Noirin Healy), Recitation, (Abby Cronin) and Ballad group while Spa took the honours in Set Dancing and to cap a a very successful evening for the Board, and especially Glenflesk, Alison O Sullivan, their Cultural Officer, was presented with the overall Club Trophy on the night. Crotto O Neills from the North Kerry Hurling Board were victorious in the Instrumental Music while Dromid Pearses from the South Kerry Board came out tops in both Figure Dancing and Novelty Act
The Tráth Na gCeist had already taken place at the Currow National School in Thursday March 23rd where Tralee Parnells’ team of Donnacha Buttimer, Brian Reidy, Karl Cronin, Aoife Trant has done back to back county titles, this time defeating Na Gaeil by a single point and have now qualified for a Munster Final on April 15th in Ovens.
Cisteoir Scór, Christy Killeen, on behalf of Oifigeach Cultúra Tomás O hAiniféin, welcomed and thanked everybody for making the day a special occasion and heaped special praise on the the competitors who performed so brilliantly on the day.
Another massive thank you must go to the wonderful Community Centre committee facility, to all the volunteers who help make Scór possible, from setting up the stage and sound, adjudicating, judging, doing Fir/Ban Na Tí, providing hospitality, selling tickets, doing the door, the list goes on. Your contribution to the County is invaluable and doesn’t go unnoticed.
Cisteoir Christy Killeen then presented the victorious Clubs with their County Final medals amid great scenes of jubilation as each individual came to the stage.
The following are the County Final winners and who will now go forward to represent their County to the Munster Finals on Saturday April 15th in the Eire Óg GAA Pavilion, Ovens County Cork.
1st Tralee Parnells. Tralee/St. Brendans Board. Donnacha Buttimer, Brian Reidy, Karl Cronin, Aoife Trant
2nd Na Gaeil. , Tralee/St. Brendans; Iacla O hAinifein. Liam Cooper, Cillian Cotter, Peter Doyle.
1st; Dromid Pearses, South Kerry Board, Amy Ni Churrain, Brid Ni Churrain, Grace Ni Churrain, Siun Ni Churrain, Sarah Ni She, Tara Ni Suilleabhain, Saidbh Ni Ghadhra Ni Suilleabhain, , Regina Ni Suilleabhain, Mary Ann Ni Suilleabhain.
2nd. Mid Kerry, Laune Rangers, Jacquelyn Owens, Sarah Patton, Saoirse O Shea, Abigail Ni She
1st. East Kerry, Glenflesk; Noirin Healy
2nd North Kerry Football, Listowel Emmets; Sophie Stack.
1st. East Kerry, Glenflesk; Abby Cronin
2nd Tralee/St. Brendan’s, Na Gaeil; Matthew Riordan.
1st East Kerry, Glenflesk; Aoise O’Donoghue, Muireann Healy, Abby Cronin, Cliona Moynihan, Sarah O’Donoghue, Sub: Patrick Mullane,
2nd. South Kerry, St. Marys; Leah O’Connor, Louise O’Connor, Aisling O’Sullivan, Aoife Goggin.
1st. South Kerry. Dromid; Amy Ní Churráin, Brid Ní Churráin, Daithi Ó Sé, Darragh Ó Sé, Rowhan Gadhra Ó Súilleabhain, Mary Ann Ní Súilleabháin, Regina Ní Súilleabháin.
2nd Tralee Parnells, Tralee St, Brendans; Karl Cronin, Brien Reidy, Orla Buttimer, Aoife Trant, Maeve Trant, Roanna ní Súilleabháin, Aoidhin ní Súilleabháin.
1st. North Kerry Hurling, Crotto; Conor Breen, Thomas Breen, Sarah Murphy, Ellen Trant, Grace Hannon Linnane,
2nd East Kerry Glenflesk; Grace Angland, Coleen Angland, Olivia Angland, Sean Angland, Noirin Healy
1st Spa, East Kerry Board; Roisin O’Sullivan, Isabele Waters, Grace O’Connor, Aine O’Sullivan, Cira O’Donoghue, Dara Brosnan, Diarmuid O’Donavan, Colm O’Connor, Oisin O’Sullivan
2nd Dromid Pearses, South Kerry Board; Amy Ní Churráin, Brid Ní Churráin, Grace Ní Churráin, Sarah Ní Sé, Saidhb Ní Ghadhra Ní Shúilleabháin, Tara Ní Shúilleabháin, Regina Ní Shúilleabháin, Mary Ann Ní Shúilleabháin, Siun Ní Churráin.
East Kerry, Glenflesk.