Scór Leinster Finals recognises cultural contributions of GAA members

SCOR Rince Seit Set Dancing

A feast of Irish music, song, drama and dance took place at the Netwatch sponsored provincial Scór Sinsear finals in Wexford Opera House on Sunday, 10th March.  Competitors from GAA clubs across Leinster competed to represent their club and province at the national Scor finals, in a range of activities including Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Recitation/Scéalaíocht, Léiriú Stáitse/Stage Presentation, Instrumental Music, Set Dancing and a Table Quiz.

The fourteen overall winners were each presented with a Leinster Scór Award – a specially commissioned perpetual trophy sponsored by Netwatch Group.  A longtime supporter of the GAA, Netwatch proudly sponsors Netwatch Cullen Park in Carlow and is delighted to support the Leinster Senior Scór competition. The winners of the Leinster awards will go through to participate in the All-Ireland Finals which will be held on April 13th in the TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Mayo.

David Walsh, CEO, Netwatch Group said; “We are proud GAA supporters here in Netwatch, recognising its valuable contribution to local communities throughout Ireland.  We are incredibly excited to partner with Scór Sinsear. These competitions offer GAA club members a fantastic opportunity to represent their local club at a regional and national level, across a range of cultural events. With this being the 50th anniversary of the first Scór competition, it is an opportune time to recognise all that GAA members, of all ages, contribute to their community.”

Leinster GAA Chairman Jim Bolger said; “We are delighted to have Netwatch coming on board as official Sponsors of Scór Laighean. We feel they are a great fit for both ourselves and the competition as a whole. The GAA acts a custodian of Irish Culture and Heritage, with the Scór Competitions being the very epicentre of this. This year sees the Competitions celebrating their 50th Year and it is great to see Netwatch committing to their future within the Province.”

2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of Scór. The competition was established by the GAA in 1969 with the aim of promoting Ireland’s traditional culture, offering club members the chance to meet up and represent their club during the winter months. Thousands of GAA members take part each year across both Scór Sinsear and Scór na nÓg – a unique competition for under 17s.

The Scor Sinsear Leinster Champions 2019 are:

Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht: Breandán Mac Gabhann, Clann na nGael, Co. Meath.

Rince Foirne/ Ceili Dancing: Birr, Co. Offaly.

Amhránaíocht Aonair/Solo Singing: Grace O’Donnell, St Patrick’s Ballyraggett, Co. Kilkenny.

Ballad Group:  Ferbane, Co. Offaly.

Léiriú Stáitse/ Stage Presentation: Milltown Co. Kildare.

Ceol Uirlise/ Instrumental Music: Kyle, Co. Laois.

Rince Seit/ Set Dancing: Bunbrosna, Co. Westmeath.

2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of Scór. The competition was established by the GAA in 1969 with the aim of promoting Ireland’s traditional culture, offering club members the chance to meet up and represent their club during the winter months. Thousands of GAA members take part each year across both Scór Sinsear and Scór na nÓg – a unique competition for under 17s.