The Armagh Scór na nÓg final, held on Sunday afternoon in Silverbridge, proved to be an extremely competitive showcase of the very best talent from across county Armagh. Congratulations to all of the competitors who provided a fantastic afternoon of entertainment for a packed crowd. Comhghairdeas leis na daoine óga uilig a ghlac páirt i gCraobh an Chontae.
The competition kicked off with the instrumental competition and it was Mullaghbane who claimed the county title with a lively opening to the day’s entertainment. In the céilí section, the Killeavy team claimed the honours, dancing to The Three Tunes. The solo singing section was a very tight affair and it was Cailíosa Ní Dhúill from Whitecross who claimed the Róisín Stewart Cup for the second time in three years. Indeed, Cailíosa claimed a rare Armagh Scór double by adding the county title in recitation to her impressive Scór na nÓg record.
The ballad group section was won by Dromintee who produced a beautiful rendition of Ar Éirinn ní neosfainn cé hí and Farewell to Carlingford. Cullyhanna continued the club’s proud recent tradition in léiriú by claiming another county title. The set dancers of Dromintee will also represent Armagh in next Sunday’s Ulster semi-final in Galbally. The Scór quiz was won by Killeavy, and it was the St Moininne club who claimed the Club na Bliana award for Scór na nÓg.
The Armagh Scór committee would like to sincerely thank the Silverbridge club for their assistance and hospitality in hosting the final. Thank you also to Áine Bean Uí Choinn who was bean an tí, to the adjudicators and to Kieran Henry on sound. Thanks also to Armagh senior footballer Stephen Sheridan, who presented the awards. Best wishes to all of the Armagh acts in Sunday’s Uster semi-final in Galbally, county Tyrone. Ádh mór ar ionadaithe Ard Mhacha i mBabhta leathcheannais Uladh ar an tseachtain seo chugainn.