Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Uladh

Ulster’s best year at All Ireland Scór Sinsir

May 4th, 2011

Ulster won three All Ireland titles in Killarney in Scór Sinsir. Congratulations to an Droim Mór, Coill an Chlochair and Niamh Devine of Carraig Chrupáin who were crowned All Ireland champions in their respective competitions in Killarney. Well done to all the other Ulster acts who did us proud with their performances. Below is a brief rundown on how Ulster fared in all eight competitions.

Rince Foirne: On the day, many were saying at the half time break that Coill an Chlohair were in with a great chance of winning following their performance. In the end, Coill an Chlochair ended up in third place overall.

Amhránaíocht Aonair: Maria Connolly from Fear Manach gave her best performance to date in the All Ireland finals of Scór and was unfortunate not to win. In the end Maria ended up in a credible second place.

Ceol Uirlise: Congratulations to Droim Mór (pictured) from Tír Eoghain who took 1st place in what was a very close competition.

Aithriseoireacht: Congratulations to Niamh Devine from Carrickcruppen who won the All Ireland final in Aithriseoireacht.

Bailéad Ghrúpa: Well done to Coill an Chlochair who won the All Ireland final of the Ballad group competition in Killarney.

Nuachleas: Seán Mac Diarmada from Muineachán gave a tremendous performance and ended up in joint third place.

Rince Seit: Scairbh na gCaorach from Muineachán gave a great account of themselves at the All Ireland and missed out narrowly in 2nd place.

Tráth na gCeist: Bredagh from Contae An Dún were in very hard luck in the quiz losing out in the second round of tie break questions. I’m sure we’ll see and hear more from Bredagh in the years ahead.

All in all, it was a good outing for all the Ulster competitors and any year we win three of the eight competitions has to be viewed very positively. With a little luck, we could have won more and were very close in most of the other five competitions.

This is our best outing since 2008 when Ulster won five of the eight competitions so it’s great to see that Ulster still ranks amongst the best and this is testament to the work that the nine counties are putting in to Scór. Coinnigh suas an obair mhaith.

Ulster also had a full complement of experienced adjudicators present at the All Ireland finals and Coiste Scór Uladh would like to extend our congratulations and thanks to them all. We mustn’t forget the Ulster supporters who travelled in great numbers and made their presence felt. This is a great help to the competitors and míle buíochas to everyone who made the long journey by bus, train and car.

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