We in Monaghan a very privileged to have 2 perpetual shields in circulation for Scór na nÓg.
The word perpetual brings everlasting to mind, looking back at the clubs engraved on these shields can be very nostalgic for some as time may have moved from one generation to another. Any club who wants to get a look or get their hands on these shields needs involvement in Scór na nÓg it’s still not too late ….
The Acorn Life Scór na nÓg Competition (Under 17) will be held in Threemilehouse on Saturday 25th November 2017 at 7pm. Competitions in Rince Foirne, Rince Seit, Solo Singing, Ballad Singing, Recitation, Group Music, Drama. The Scór na nÓg Ulster semi final for Monaghan competitors will be on Sunday 10th December with the Ulster Final on January 13th. If you have not already emailed your Club entries please do so as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org Please state name of competitor, title of song/recitation etc and name of GAA/LGFA club and club numbers.
Peggy Mc Quaid Shield
The Peggy Mc Quaid Shield ( currently in Drumhowan ) will be awarded each year for the Ceili Dancing section of Scór na nÓg. It is now in circulation on over the last 10 or 11 years. In Sep 2006 Peggy passed away and following this the Mc Quaid family donated this beautiful shield in her memory.
Peggy has left a huge legacy behind her in both her Family and her involvement in Scór through her lifetime. Peggy herself had been involved in the Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir from 1972 when the first County Scór na nÓg were held in Fortsingleton House Truagh .
Peggy’s club Emyvale had won the Ceili dancing section that night which with the help of Mrs Coffey (Rip) Clones the dance teacher and herself is where the love of Scór started for her. During the years that followed Peggy never missed a County Final nor Ulster Final with her good friend Mary Treanor(RIP) who herself also became a big Scór fan. Both Mary & Peggy would have been the first two at the doors OF Scór venues and spent many a night queuing out side doors like at the lyric in Castleblaney and they both would have the postmortem of the nights events on way home in the car . Peggy was dedicated and she spent many a night in the cold halls preparing teams up until she took ill. Today there is also a Shield that circulates in the Emyvale club in her name that is handed out each year to the Scór person of the year which goes to a person that had helped out for Scór in the club should that be with supporting or performing . Peggy & Mary were what every club needs, interested, dedicated and had a real Grἁ for their own culture and heritage and more importantly they passed that grἁ on to their families who are very involved in all aspects of Scór today
Credit Bio G. Mc Quaid
This shield was missing for a few years but has made a comeback this year .Peggy Mc Quaid befriended Mrs Coffey a well known Irish Dancing teacher from Clones. Peggy got Mrs Coffey involving with her dancing teams preparing them for Scór and this is where Mrs Coffey’s love and interest came for Scór. The Club is Fearr shield was donated by Mrs Coffey