Scór ná Nóg

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COISTE SCOR NA NOG CRAOBH NA hEIREANN 2012/13 The curtain came down in Scor Na nOg  the first Scor competition of the year that started back in November 2012 at District Board level and came to a conclusion on Saturday last February 23rd in the Dome in County Derry where the All Ireland Finals took place. Kerry were represented in both Recitation, Gearoid Galvin representing his North Kerry club, St. Senans and Spa from the East Kerry Board Liam Spillane, Gary O’Sullivan, Ciaran O’Doherty, Eoin O’Donoghue, Katie O’Connor, Anna O’Connor, Katie Cronin, and Ciara O’Shea taking part in the Set Dancing. The standard of competition was of the highest order with four clubs in each category and just one to be crowned All Ireland Champions; it certainly kept everybody in tenderhooks until the Adjudicators made their final deliberations; however despite giving tremendous performances our Kerry representatives failed to get the Adjudicators nod on the day. In the Recitation Gearoid Galvin was just edged out by Monaghan while the Spa Set Dancers must feel unlucky as they were well in the shake up for honours also. Cavan were the winners here and surely after appearing in the last 7 consecutive All Ireland Finals they deserved their moment of joy in securing their first title in this discipline. There was some consolation for Kerry though as Boherbue of Cork won the Figure Dancing and here Triona Mangan of Killarney. Tipperary in the Novelty Act were the only other Munster County to win.
 
ALL IRELAND  On behalf of the North Kerry Football Board we would like to take this opportunity to wish Gearoid Galvin of St. Senans who will be representing his Club, District Board, County and Province in the Recitation catagory at the All Ireland Finals of Scor Na Nog which will take place in the Dome in County Derry on this Saturday 23rd February.
Gearoid Galvin St Senans Recitation COISTE SCOR NA NOG CRAOBH NA hEIREANN 2012/13 Coiste Scor Chiarrai P R O Sean O hAonghusa
This Saturday March 23rd is a very special day for the families of Gearoid Galvin, St, Senans and the Set Dancing group from Spa comprising of Liam Spillane, Gary O’Sullivan, Ciaran O’Doherty, Eoin O’Donoghue, Katie O’Connor, Anna O’Connor, Katie Cronin, and Ciara O’Shea  who will be representing their Clubs and County in the Scor Na nOg All Ireland Finals which will take place on this Saturday February 23rd at the Dome in County Derry
While some may think that all of Kerry’s efforts revolve around activities on the field of play, I can assure you that on this occasion the very best of  Kerry talent will be displayed in two very important categories namely  Recitation and Set Dancing at the All Ireland Finals of Scor na nÓg.
To reflect on that fantastic journey  I will begin by giving a brief profile on the competitors that carry all our hopes and best wishes. In the Recitation category we have a young man by the name of Gearoid Galvin carrying the County colours. Gearoid hails from the St. Senans Club in North Kerry and having been involved in Scor for the past seven years;  2012/13 was the year that he made the break-through winning a County and Munster title in this category. But indeed he is no stranger to the stage having played the leading role in the Clubs Novelty Act and he has to his credit four County Titles, along with making three Munster Final appearances. He also featured in All Irelands and won Titles at Culture Corner and Scleipe Gaeil, (Scealaiocht) Scoil Competitions. The Spa, Set Dancers, carry the East Kerry Football Board and County Colours and who make up the very talented set that saw them emerge in recent times from Scor Na bPaisti a competition first introduced in 2004. Certainly with 12 Senior All Ireland Dancing Titles to their name I suppose All Ireland glory is nothing new to the Spa Club  when it comes to Dancing; with their Seniors having achieved glory in both Figure, (6) and Set (5) since 2002. The remaining title was won by Siobhain O Brien in the Solo Singing category back in the late 80s.  A remarkable achievement indeed. Having achieved glory at Scor Na bPaisti this latest group who are new to the scene at this level will be strong contenders for a National Title going by their performances to date. However the Club having been involved in Scor Na nOg for over 30 years or so ; this is only their second time to contest an All Ireland at this grade. However the Clubs record speaks for itself when it comes to National Titles in dancing. So spare a taught during the next few days for these young competitors as they embark in a lifetime memory by representing their Club and County at All Ireland level in the wonderful Dome in the beautiful city of Derry. We know they will do us all proud.
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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY SCOR NA NOG All Ireland Finals of Scor Na Nog in the Dome, County Derry on February 23rd 2pm. SCOR SINSEAR North Kerry Finals, Saturday March 2nd, 7pm at the Community Centre, Asdee. County Senior Scor Finals; Friday March 15th. 7 30pm. Venue Fossa. Munster Semi Finals;(involving Kerry, Clare, Cork, Waterford) Mallow Youth Centre, County Cork. Saturday March 23rd, 6pm. Munster Finals; Saturday April 6th, 2013. Templemore, County Tipperary All Ireland Finals Saturday April 27th. In the Dome, County Derry
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SCOR NA BPAISTI Lee Strand Sponsored County Scor Na bPaisti North Kerry Football Finals. At the Tintean Theatre, Ballybunion, Sunday February 24th at 2pm. Semi Finals South of the County; Saturday March 9th at the St. Michaels/Foilmore Community Centre, 2pm. North of the County; Sunday March 10th at the Abbeydorney Community Centre, 3pm. County Finals, Sunday April 7th; Tintean Theatre, Ballybunion, 2pm

Munster Champion

We in the North Kerry Football Board were again delighted to announce that a Munster title has gone to St Senan’s club for Ritication. In the Recitation category we have a young man by the name of Gearoid Galvin carrying the County colours. Gearoid hails from the St. Senans Club in North Kerry and having been involved in Scor for the past seven years, 2012/13 was the year that he made the break-through winning a County and Munster title in this category. But indeed he is no stranger to the stage having played the leading role in the Clubs Novelty Act he has to his credit four County Titles , along with making three Munster Final appearances. He also featured in All Ireland Titles at Culture Corner and Scleipe Gaeil, (scealaiocht) Scoil Competitions. In the past seven years Gearoid has won seven North Kerry Recitation titles. So at the young age of 16 years Gearoid will now appear in the All Ireland Final which takes place on 23rd February in the Dome County Derry. Gearoid will be supported by his family, friends and from his club. But all in the North Kerry District wish Gearoid and St Senan’s every success. 

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The North Kerry Football Board will be represented at the 2012/13 Munster Scor Na nOg semi finals by the St. Senans Club in both Instrumental Music(last years Munster Finalists) and Gearoid Galvin in the Recitation category.

The Munster Semi Finals will be staged in the Mallow Youth Centre on this Sunday January 27th. On behalf of North Kerry Football we wish them all the best in their quest for further honours.

Munster Finals Scor Na Nog; Sunday January 27th, 2pm in the Mallow Youth Centre

All Ireland Finals of Scor Na Nog in County Derry on February 23rd

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COISTE SCOR NA NOG CHIARRAI 2012 Going by the high standard of competition at both County Semi Finals recently followers of Scor should be in for a great afternoons entertaintment at this Sundays December 9th. County Finals of Coiste Scor Na Nog Chiarrai to be staged at the Tintean Theatre, Ballybunion commencing at 2pm sharp. There will be a wide spread of Districts Boards taking part which should add further to the enjoyment of the event; South Kerry, Mid Kerry, West Kerry, North Kerry Hurling, North Kerry Football, Tralee/St.Brendans, East Kerry and Castleisland District are the District Boards involved. All winners of each category will then go forward to the Munster Semi Finals which will go ahead on Ovens County Cork on Sunday January 6th.

RINCE FOIRNE Waterville, South Kerry Board Spa, East Kerry Board Ballymacelligott, Castleisland District Causeway, North Kerry Hurling

AMHRANAIOCHT AONAIR Donna McCarthy, St Michaels, South Kerry Board Heather Gray, Keel, Mid Kerry Board Siobhain Griffin, Lispole, West Kerry Board Fiona Kavanagh, Na Gaeil Tralee/St. Brendans Board.

CEOL UIRLISE Keel, Mid Kerry Board Glenflesk, East Kerry Board St. Senans, North Kerry Football Crotto, North Kerry Hurling

AITHRISEOIREACHT Aisling Murphy, Glenbeigh/Glencar Mid Kerry Board Alison Fitzmartin, Spa, East Kerry Board Gearoid Galvin, St, Senans, North Kerry Football Megan Enright, Na Gaeil, Tralee/St Brendans

BALLAD GROUP Firies, East Kerry Board, Keel Mid Kerry Board. Moyvane, North Kerry Football Ballymacelligott, Castleisland District

TRATH NA gCEISTEANNA Beaufort, Mid Kerry Board Spa, East Kerry Board Listowel Emmets, North Kerry North Kerry Football Na Gaeil, Tralee/St Brendans

NUACHLEAS Skellig Rangers, South Kerry Board Kilcummin, East Kerry Board St. Senans, North Kerry Football Na Gaeil, Tralee/St Brendans

RINCE SEIT. Spa, East Kerry Board Renard, South Kerry Board Causeway, North Kerry Hurling Ballydonoghue, North Kerry Football

Coiste Scor Chiarrai P R O Jack Hennessy

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SCOR NA NOG COUNTY SEMI FINALS 2012

The North Kerry Football Board will be well represented at the County Semi Finals of Coiste Scor Na nOg Chiarrai at the Abbeydorney Community Centre on this Sunday November 25th commencing at 2pm with the following taking part;

RINCE FOIRNE ST SENANS Yvonne Dillon, Deirdre Hunt, Kerry Relihan Elena McElligott, Ciara O Regan, Claire O Connell,

AMHRANAIOCHT AONAIR MOYVANE Lisa Mulvihill

CEOL UIRLISE ST SENANS Aoife Enright, Padraig Enright, Gearoid Galvan, Alannah  Kissane, Sean Galvin.

AITHRISEOIREACHT. ST SENANS Gearoid Galvin

BALLAD GROUP MOYVANE Amiee Lindsell, Lisa Mulvihill, Margaret Mulvihill, Laura Stack, Lisa Stackpoole.

NUACHLEAS ST SENANS Aoife Enright, Asling Foran, Yvonne Dillon, Padraig Enright, Donal Hunt, Sean Galvin, Gearoid Galvin, Jonathan McCurtin.

TRATH NA gCEISTEANNA LISTOWEL EMMETS Sean O Ciara, Ciaran Pierce, Donal Sheehan

RINCE SEIT. BALLYDONOGHUE Roisin Kissane, Aisling Madden, Caoimh Barry Molly Mulvihill, Kerriann Dowling, Louise Madden, Michelle O Connor, Aoife O Donnell

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