Scor Sinsear

The Connacht Scór Sinsear Finals took place in the Bee Park Community Centre, Manorhamilton on Saturday last, but unfortunately it wasn’t an evening to remember for Roscommon representatives.    The first competition of the evening was the Figure Dancing where the ladies from Kilglass Gaels were runners-up to the home club Glencar – Manorhamilton.  In the Solo Singing contest Padraig O’Connor, of St. Dominics sang ‘The Town I Loved so Well’ but he lost out to his Mayo counterpart Charlie Keating from Westport.   John Wynne & Sean Hanily, representing Roscommon Gaels, played two reels: ‘Fr Kellys’ and the ‘Bag of Spuds’ and a jig called ‘Fr Tom’s Wager’ in the Instrumental Music competition, but they were defeated by Leitrim Gaels. In the Storytelling/Recitation competition Gráinne McDonnell of St. Brigids recited ‘Hannah Grogan’ but the title went to Angela Duggan of Claremorris. St. Barrys performed ‘Mo Ghile Mear’ and ‘Ripples’ in the Ballad Group contest but they lost out to St Marys of Leitrim.    The Tráth na gCeist title also went to a Leitrim club, Bornacoola, who outscored former All-Ireland Champions Clann na nGael. Leitrim made it three-in-a-row when, despite a great performance from Tulsk, Sean O’Heslins captured the Novelty Act crown. The last event of the evening, Set Dancing, was won by Abbeyknockmoy from Galway.   The winners now represent Connacht in the All-Ireland Final, which takes place in the INEC, Killarney on Saturday the 26th of April.    The county will receive a limited number of tickets for the final and those interested in attending should contact Scór Secretary Thomas Murray immediately on (086) 3853804.    Please note that as demand is expected to exceed supply, tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Coiste Scór Ros Comáin would like to thank everyone who participated, prepared teams and assisted in any way during the Scór Sinsear season.