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Scór na bPáistí County Final 2017-03-27 17:14:00


SCÓR  NA  bPÁISTÍ COUNTY  FINAL      


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.

Instrumental Music
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

Solo Singing
1st. Liam Evans, Keel, Mid Kerry Board.
2nd. Shane O Sullivan, St. Senans, North Kerry Football Board

Figure Dancing
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

Leiriu
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.

Set Dancing
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.