November saw County Final time in Scór na nÓg. Those who travelled to
Allenwood tonight were treated to a wonderful display of the amazing
talent in our little community. We came away with 2 county titles in the
Léiriú (Novelty Act) and Recitation (Cliodhna Malone), but all of our
participants were winners on the night, bringing pride and honour to
their club and family. Well done to all!!!!
Special mention to our Ballad Group, who have to have been one of the youngest ever to have taken part in Scór na nÓg.
Solo Singing: Anna O Connor
Recitation: Cliodhna Malone & Francesca Smyth
Léiriú (Novelty Act): Cliodhna and Fiachra Malone, Emma Shannon, Tom Stapleton, Oisín Hickey, JP Dignam, Ross McHale
Ballad group: Betty and Anniemae Dunne, Francesa and Isabella Smyth and Ella Brown
Question Time: Joe Dunne, Oisín Hickey, Cliodhna and Fiachra Malone
Cliodhna went on to qualify for the Leinster final in recitation. Our first time in a Scór na nÓg Leinster final for many many years. Although beaten on the day, she put in a very moving performance, with one audience member remarking that she had brought a tear to her eye.
Looking at the talent and success of our U17 club-mates, the pressure was on for Senior Scór to keep up the good work. And they duly delivered. In the county final in Allenwood, Milltown won Solo Singing, Recitation and Novelty Act, and we were in 2nd place in the Quiz. As a result, we won Club of the Year for the first time
The participants were:
Solo Singing: Jenny Doyle
Recitation: Kathleen Garrett
Novelty Act: Mick Hanlon, Eileen Tiernan, Elaine Breslin, Mary O Reilly, Noel Dunne, Paul Delahunty and Mary Byrne
Quiz: Noel Dunne, Ronan Byrne, Ber Dunne and Mark O Connor
In the Leinster semi final (also in Allenwood), 2 of our acts (Recitation and Léiriú) made it to the Leinster final. Jenny Doyle was extremely unlucky to lose out in the Solo Singing in what was a very tight competition. Still though....2 acts in a Leinster final!!! Progress!
On 2nd April, we all went to Ballymore, Westmeath (Again!!!!!) for the Leinster final full of high hopes. On the day, while audience members said we were absolutely in there with a shout in both competitions, the judges (while scoring both acts very highly) went for acts from Longford and Westmeath instead. While disappointing, it was once again a year of progress. And we do have that Club of the Year trophy to keep us company over the next 10 months!
November of 2017 saw Milltown once again take part in Scór na nÓg. This year, however, we had participants in 7 out of the 8 competitions on the night - a feat that resulted in a special mention from the stage and a round of applause from the large crowd in Allenwood. While pipped on the nights by Maynooth for Club of the Year, we brought home 3 county titles and a lot of great memories. All in all, 28 kids from Milltown took part. An incredible feat that will be hard to top next year. On the night, our Recitation, Ballad Group and Léiriú were crowned champions.
The participants were:
Well done all. And a buíochas mór to parents and mentors:
Quiz - Ronan Byrne
Léiriú and Recitation - Breda McHale
Dancing - Terence Martin
Ballad group - Mary Keenan
Trad group - Mairéad Carroll
We'd have been nowhere without ye. And a special mention to Roisin Malone for helping with just about everything.
Ní neart go cur le chéile
Scór na nÓg 2017 - Léiriú: Fiachra Malone, Ross McHale, Emma Shannon, Tia Donovan, Joe Dunne, Tom Stapleton, Patrick Keogh, Niamh Murphy
Scór na nÓg 2017 -Solo Singing: Anna O Connor
Scór na nÓg, 2016 - Milltown Participants
Scór na nÓg Kildare Ballad Group Champions 2015:
Lisa Byrne, Aimee O Neill, Ellen McCormack, Emmeline Hughes & Cliodhna Malone
Scór na nÓg Recitation, 2016: Cliodhna Malone
Scór Sinsear Solo Singer 2016:
Kate O Neill
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