Thursday 21 September 2017

Emigration tale wins top Scor award

Roisin Ni Bhradaig of
St Patrick's GAA Club,
Palmerstown, Co Dublin
who won the Scor na nOg
trophy
Roisin Ni Bhradaig of St Patrick's GAA Club, Palmerstown, Co Dublin who won the Scor na nOg trophy

A unique novelty act -- based on Irish emigration patterns -- landed a national title for Carnew, Co Wicklow, in this year's GAA-organised Scor performance competition in Mayo.

The performance contrasted modern-day emigration to Australia with the deportation era of the 1800s.

Also featured from that time were the exploits of Irish-Australian folk hero the Wild Colonial Boy.

Carnew won the Scor na nOg five years ago with a novelty act about two Michael Dwyers, one the Wicklow rebel and patriot, and the other Kerryman Mick O'Dwyer, who was then the manager of Wicklow football team.

They were also winners of the senior Scor last year in Killarney, Co Kerry, on top of their 12 Leinster Scor na nOg titles.

Their novelty act presentations are scripted and produced by Ettie Kilbride.

Roisin Ni Bhradaig of St Patrick's GAA Club, Palmerstown, Co Dublin, won the Recitation or Storytelling competition in the All-Ireland Scor na nOg Final.

Irish Independent

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