SPRAOI SCOR: AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS was how Oifigeach Cultura agus Gaeilge JP Graham and Scor Co-ordinator Pauline Rooney described last Friday night’s Spraoi Scor in Tullycorbett where an absolutely packed house was treated to some great entertainment and competition that augurs well for the future of this element of GAA activity in the county. This year showed an increase in participation over last year with 13 clubs taking part with 210 competitors. The level of participation this year prompted immediate discussions among the members of the Scor Committee regarding the necessity of seeking out a bigger venue for next year and as numbers are increasing year on year there will have to be consideration given to making it an afternoon event. On the night there were 10 Instrumental Music Groups, 10 Solo Singers, 8 Ballad Groups and 13 Quiz Teams making for a somewhat marathon session but it was all kept moving very smoothly due to the excellent arrangements and the co-operation of all concerned as well the excellent job done by Fear a Ti Mackie Rooney. The clubs that took part were Doohamlet, Doohamlet ladies, Monaghan Harps, Scotstown, Aghabog, Drumhowan, Killeevan, Sean McDermott, Emyvale, Latton, Carrickmacross, Monaghan Handball club and Ballybay. Drumhowan took top honours on the night with four titles, Instrumental Music, Recitation, (Niall Grogan), Set Dancing and the Quiz after going to a tie-break with Ballybay.
The full list of winners was as follows:
Instrumental Music: Drumhowan,
Recitation: Drumhowan, (Niall Grogan),
Set Dancing: Drumhowan,
Solo Singing: Monaghan Harps, (Tara Gilsenan),
Ballad Group: Monaghan Harps
Novelty Act: Aghabog
Ceili Dancing: Sean McDermotts.
SCOR NA nOG 2012. .
Next up on the Scor calendar is Scor na nOg with the county semi finals taking place on Friday November 18th in Ardaghey and Saturday, November 19th in Tullycorbett, (note change of venue) with the latest date for the receipt of entries by Pauline Rooney being Thursday November 10th. Contestants must be under 17 years old on January 1st 2012.
At a meeting of the Ulster Scor Committee last week the Dates, Groupings and possible Venues were drawn up for the provincial Scor na nÓg Semi Finals.
The 1st semi final will be on Saturday December 3rd for the winners from Armagh, Monaghan and Cavan at an Armagh venue provisionally Keady starting at 7pm.
The 2nd semi final is fixed for Friday December 9th involving Tyrone ,Donegal and Fermanagh at a Tyrone venue probably Dún Uladh starting at 8pm with Armagh, Cavan and Monaghan Adjudicators .
The 3rd semi final will take on Saturday December 10th involving Derry, Antrim and Down at a Derry venue probably Glenullin starting at 7pm.
The Ulster final is fixed for Saturday January 14th 2012 at a Tyrone venue, probably Galbally and starting at 5pm.
It was agreed at the meeting that all Counties would run the Quiz as per the old format. The New format will apply for the Ulster Final.