The club made a return to participation in Scór Sinsir this year, taking part in two of the seven competitions. The event was held in the Glenravel and attracted a large crowd to the Parish Centre. Former Antrim chairman Joe O’Boyle kicked off proceedings as Fear an Tí and stewarded the event in a smooth fashion throughout he night.
In the Amhránaíocht Aonair (Solo Singing), Liam Tunney competed with a rendition of the Irish ballad Éamann an Chnoic, despite a slight delay in taking the stage! He was ably accompanied by Antoin Millen on guitar.
The club’s other event was the Tráth na gCeist (Question Time). Fresh from success in Scór na nÓg, where they came through Antrim and represented both club and county in provincial competition, Ciara McGarry and Caoimhe Megraw, assisted in this instance by Éamann Herron, took to the stage.
In a round where possibly their toughest task was deciphering the interestingly phrased Irish question, the team performed admirably and achieved a respectable finish in the competition.
By far the youngest of the teams, we are sure to see lots more of them in future Scór competitions.
Congratulations to all competitors and good luck for next year’s competition.
The winners were as follows:
Rince Foirne (Céilí Dancing): St Mary’s, Rasharkin
Amhránaíocht Aonair (Solo Singing): Therese Tunney, St Mary’s, Rasharkin
Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music): Tír na nÓg, Randalstown
Aithriseoireacht (Recitation): Claire Mulholand, St Mary’s, Aghagallon
Bailéadghrúpa (Ballad Group): St Mary’s, Aghagallon
Nuachleas (Novelty Act): St Mary’s Aghagallon
Tráth na gCeist (Question Time): Carey Faughs