Warrenpoint Town Hall was the setting last Sunday night for
the finals of the GAA South Down Scór na
nÓg finals where after a marathon quiz
section which went to seven sets of tie break
questions, Clonduff Hurling club representatives,
Rory McGreevy, Caíslín Hynes and
Mark Devlin emerged as first winners of the night
against the unlucky Mayobridge trio of Cormac
Linden, Gareth Rooney and Seamus McGeough.
The nail-biting finale of the
quiz, which started off the night’s entertainment,
was a portent to the excitement of what lay ahead
for the next three and a half hours, as dancers,
singers and musicians from South Down’s
GAA Clubs entertained the capacity audience.
There was a full compliment of
competitors in all but one of the competitions;
set dancing being the exception, with first class
performances from all the participants.
The ceili dancing was hotly contested
with Warrenpoint, dancing Lannigan’s Ball,
pipping the girls from Ballyholland into second
place a very tight competition.
Brea Sands from Glenn won the
solo singing competition, with Anna Gonzales from
Warrenpoint in second spot. Burren were winners
of the instrumental music section with Clonduff
second, and in recitation it was Drumgath’s
Ryan Devlin who won with Rostrevor’s Michael
The eagerly awaited Ballad Group
competition was hotly contested and it was Rostrevor’s
group who overcame Warrenpoint to take the top
Rostrevor were to the fore again
in the Novelty Act, but Saval making a comeback
in this competition overcame the fancied Seasiders
and took the gold.
Warrenpoint, the sole competitors
in the set dancing competition brought the proceedings
to a close in what was a great night’s entertainment.
South Down chairman Mr William
James Smyth who made the presentation of medals
to winners and runners-up stated that Scór
was gaining popularity once again and asked club
representatives to give their support by promoting
the competitions and ensuring that they send their
entries in, in good time so adequate planning
can be made for the early rounds of future competitions.
Bean a Ti for the night was Kerri
Patterson from Ballyholland
For the winners and runners up, it’s all
to do again next week as they take on the representatives
of East Down in the County Final in Saval.
Summary of Results.
Ceili Dancing 1 Warrenpoint 2 Ballyholland
Solo singing 1 Brea Sands Glenn 2 Anna Gonzales
Instrumental Music 1 Burren 2 Clonduff
Recitation 1 Ryan Devlin Drumgath 2 Michael McNally
Ballad Group 1 Rostrevor 2 Warrenpoint
Novelty act 1 Saval 2 Rostrevor
Set Dancing 1 Warrenpoint
Quiz 1 Clonduff 2 Mayobridge