Elphin and Kilglass Gaels to contest All Ireland Scór Sinsir Finals
Roscommon will have strong representation at this Saturday’s GAA All Ireland Scór Sinsir Final in the INEC, Killarney. Having contested strongly in all 8 disciplines at Connacht level and winning the Cormac McGill Cup for the county with best participation and victories, the Rossies will look to complete a wonderful Scór campaign with national silverware.
Our first competitors making the long trip south, are from Kilglass Gaels. The team of Eddie Conboy, Cian Diffley, Seán Hall and Cormac Tighe, will contest the initial Tráth na gCeisteanna Boird (Table Quiz), which sees three qualifiers from each province battle it out to win one of three spots on the stage final later in the evening. The Kilglass men have enjoyed a terrific season to date, overcoming top class opposition within Roscommon and Connacht. This is a maiden voyage for the Rooskey club in Senior Scór, despite their outstanding under-age national success in Scór na nÓg (All Ireland champions 2004, 2005,2006, 2008). It is fantastic to see Kilglass reap the rewards of their consistent Scór entry and bare the fruits of such notable underage prowess.
The Elphin club are no strangers to national Scór finals and there is little doubt that this proud tradition will continue on Saturday next, in the Kingdom. First up for club and county will be Sarah Keane, in the Amhránaíocht Aonair. A beautiful singer, from a highly musical family, Sarah has been competing in Scór since she was young in figure, set, music and singing competitions. Her flawless rendition of ‘Bríd ÓgNí Mháille’, made her a very popular Connacht champion, an accolade never won by the Elphin club before.
Sarah will be joined by her teammates: Eric Murray, Vinnie Gleeson, Peadar McCaffrey, Evan Gunn, Emily Keane, Michael and Annemarie Gunn, as the club contest their second event of the night in the Novelty Act section. Elphin’shilarious sketch, has gotten better with each performance and given audiences wonderful entertainment over the past few weeks. The actors from Orchard Park will be making a sixth national final appearance in the Novelty Act and hoping to add to the three All Ireland Senior Scór titles they already have (Tráth na gCeist 1972, Rince Seit 1998 & 2001).
Coiste Scór agus Cultúir, CLG Ros Comáin, extend their best wishes to all of the county’s representatives as they fly the flag for us in Killarney. To have such strong Roscommon presence at the finals is a wonderful achievement in itself. Na Rosaithe Abú!
St. Dominic’s Eileen Fallon to be awarded Scór Long Service Award
Coiste Scór Ros Comáin would like to congratulate one of our former stalwart members, Eileen Fallon from St. Dominic’s, on her selection as the Connacht recipient of the GAA Scór Long Service Award. Eileen served as a club delegate and committee member of Roscommon Scór for four decades. She over saw the consistent and strong participation of her beloved St. Dominic’s in all Scór activities in the county, a noted tradition and culture that was the envy of many. As a result of Eileen’s passion, love and work, St. Dominic’s have accumulated eight All Ireland Scór titles, appeared in forty five national finals and amassed a huge number of Roscommon wins. All this rich participation has undoubtedly set St. Dominic’s apart as a club synonymous with the GAA’s wonderful Scór movement and earned them a reputation as one the best Scór clubs in Ireland. Eileen’s selection for the Long Service Award is just recognition of her dedicated work over the years and the proud legacy of Scór participation that continues in the Knockcroghery area to this day.
Eileen will receive her award from GAA President, Larry McCarthy, on stage in Killarney this Saturday. We wish Eileen and her family a wonderful weekend in the Gleneagle. Comhghairdeas Eileen, is seirbhíseach dílis dúthrachtach thúagus táimid an-bhródúil asat.
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