Roscommon GAA Scór Sinsir Final 2023

St John’s Community Centre, Lecarrow hosted a wonderful display of local GAA talent on Saturday last, as clubs from all over the county contested the Roscommon Scór Sinsir Final.

The first category for decision was the ever-popular Tráth na gCeisteanna. At the initial table quiz round, teams from Elphin, Kilglass Gaels, Clann na Gael and Padraig Pearses took part. Kilglass, Elphin and Clann progressed to the stage final round and after a tough battle a young Kilglass Gaels took their first title at senior level for many years.

In the Figure Dancing, St Dominic’s gave a graceful display of the 8 Hand Reel to bring the title back to the host club for the first time since 2019.

The Amhránaíocht Aonair was a hotly contested affair with nine singers battling it out to be crowned county champion. Paul Munnelly (St Dominic’s), Peadar McCaffrey (Elphin), Oisín Seale (Padraig Pearses), Olivia Bliss (St Dominic’s), and Geraldine Sheeran (Padraig Pearses) all gave strong performances, but it was Sarah Keane who won the title for Elphin with her beautiful rendition of ‘Bríd Óg Ní Mháille’.

Recitation/Storytelling saw Patrick Mullooly entertain the crowd with his delivery of ‘The Wake’, taking a first senior title in many years at this level for St Dominic’s. In doing so, he beat excellent opposition from Tom Costello from Padraig Pearses and Sarah Seery from Clann na nGael.

Padraig Pearses were the sole entrants in the Ballad Group competition and their rousing renditions went down a treat with the crowd.

In the Novelty Act discipline, Elphin and Padraig Pearses gave fantastic entertainment with two hilarious sketches. In a close contest, Elphin took county honours with their hilarious performance.

Padraig Pearses, Clann na nGael and Elphin gave lively renditions of their tunes in the Ceol Uirlise competition. Last year St Ronan’s took this title and went on to represent us at All-Ireland level but this year Elphin reigned supreme and carry our hopes onto Connacht.

The Set Dancing was another closely contested affair between two clubs synonymous with dancing in Roscommon. Elphin and St Dominic’s rose the energy levels with two spirited displays but it was the Knockcroghery club who took the spoils.

Thank you to our fantastic MC Thomas Murray, Vice Chairperson of Roscommon GAA County Board and Cathaoirleach, Coiste Náisiúnta Scór. Cian Diffley, Runaí, Coiste Scór Ros Comáin, praised the work being done to promote Scór in Roscommon and commended all the clubs for their efforts.

Coiste Scór Ros Comáin wishes to thank St John’s Community Centre and St Dominic’s for their excellent hosting of the event, Ronan Nugent for the amplification, and of course the adjudicators, who travelled from Westmeath.

Our County Champions now go forward to represent Roscommon in the Connacht Scór Sinsir Final, which will be held in St Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry, on Saturday, October 28th. The Tráth na gCeisteanna will begin at 6 pm and stage events start at 7 o’clock. Well done and thank you to all of our clubs for their wonderful efforts to promote Scór and the best of luck to those who progress to provincial level. Ros Comáin abú!