Seventeen County Down GAA clubs
were represented on stage at the finals of this
years Scór Sinnsear finals held in Dundrum on Sunday
night last, where in a packed Saint Aquinas Hall,
four full hours of top quality entertainment was
enjoyed by the appreciative audience.
After the adjudicators had had
deliberated, after all the quiz questions had been
answered, four clubs shared the honours and now go
on to represent the County in the Ulster semi final
in Slaughtneil Co Derry on Saturday night next.
Pride of place goes to Clonduff
and Saul with three titles each, while Mayobridge
and Carryduff share the last two.
In the very competitive Ceili
Dancing competition, Saul with the ‘Trip to the
Cottage’ reigned supreme over Warrenpoint and
Clonduff; Gareth McGreevey and Carol Deegan, also
from the East Down club won the Recitation and Solo
Singing titles respectively.
For Clonduff, the heroes of the
night were undoubtedly the Novelty Act players with
the talented Downey brothers, Eamon Devlin and
Teresa White faceing stiff opposition from
Ballykinlar, Teconnought and Rostrevor to claim
victory in the end. The other Clonduff winners were
the Quiz team and the Football club Set Dancing
Mayobridge Instrumental group
went on to win the fourteenth senior county title,
against strong opposition from Saul, Bredagh and
Attical, and in the Ballad Group section, Carryduff
overcame highly fancied groups from Saul, Mayobridge
and Glassdrumman to retain their 2005 title.
The night itself proved
conclusively that the prophets of doom who predicted
that ‘”Scór is dead” have got it wrong again. Scór
in the county is undergoing a resurgence thanks
mainly to hard working committees in the East and
South Down areas together with a renewed interest in
Scór and Scór na nÓg in the clubs throughout the
The standard of entertainment on
Sunday night and in the preceding rounds was top
class, as was the standard in the Scór na nÓg
competitions in the months before Christmas.
As already stated the winners now
go forward to the Ulster semi final in Slaughtneil
on Saturday with the final already arranged for
Threemilehouse Co Monaghan on 25th March.
county-solosinging-carol deegan - Saul
county-recitation-gareth mcgreevy - Saul