Clubs from across the division put forward cultural fare at its best, in music, song, dance and novelty acts. And at the end of an exciting programme, Boherbue grabbed the limelight to record seven outright victories, with Newmarket adding a popular win.Boherbue got off to the perfect start with their High Caul Cap to the fore in the opening Figure Dancing. NewmarketsA capacity attendance enjoyed a night of rousing entertainment at the Kanturk Credit Union sponsored Duhallow Scór na bPáistí Finals hosted in the Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk, last Friday.
Clubs from across the division put forward cultural fare at its best, in music, song, dance and novelty acts. And at the end of an exciting programme, Boherbue grabbed the limelight to record seven outright victories, with Newmarket adding a popular win.
Boherbue got off to the perfect start with their High Caul Cap to the fore in the opening Figure Dancing. Newmarket’s Laura Lynch delivered a splendid rendition of ‘Raglan Road’ to capture the solo singing class.
The Instrumental Music offered foot tapping tunes, topped by Boherbue’s offering of ‘The O’Connor Jig’ and ‘Rolling in the Rye Grass’. Excellent competition in the demanding recitation brought triumph to Julie O’Sullivan, Boherbue, with a presentation entitled ‘The Thinker’s Son’ with Freda Stone, Newmarket, a close runner up.
Boherbue’s Ballad Group had harmonies aplenty in their two offerings, ‘Connemara Cradle’ and ‘The Mermaid’ and won out over St Peter’s. The Boherbue momentum continued in the Novelty Act, where their production of “Bubble Gum Park’ delighted the audience, as did runners up Newmarket.
Four teams threaded the boards in the Set Dancing. Boherbue gained the upperhand with their Newport Set, while Millstreet collected the runner up position.
Completing a rewarding outing for Boherbue was a question time team grabbing full marks to fend off the challenge of Banteer.
Duhallow Juvenile GAA Board Chairman Liam Fitzgerald commended all involved in the growing success of Scór na bPaistí and paid special tribute to divisional co-ordinator Mary Stack. Treasa O’Reilly was an efficient Bean a’ Tí and the prizes were presented by Sean Kiely, representing Kanturk Credit Union.
The Duhallow winners go forward to the Cork county semi finals in Watergrasshill on this Saturday night with a full programme underway at 7pm.
Figure Dancing: (1) Boherbue Football (Orla Murphy, Deidre O’Connor, Emma Fitzgerald, Norma Buckley, Michael O’Connor, Tim Collins, Billy Herlihy, James Casey); (2) Boherbue Handball (Evie Casey, Hannah O’Sullivan, Molly Healy, Aimee McCarthy, Donal Murphy, Tom O’Sullivan, Jimmy Herlihy, Eddie Kiely).
Solo Singing: (1) Laura Lynch (Newmarket), (2) Michael O’Connor (Boherbue).
Instrumental Music: (1) Boherbue (Billy Herlihy, Mikie O’Gorman, Michael O’Connor, Brendan McCarthy, Billy O’Gorman); (2) Millstreet Hurling (Miriam O’Sullivan, Anna Jean O’Reilly, Deirdre McAulliffe, Donal Lenihan, Conor Linehan).
Recitation: (1) Julie O’Sullivan (Boherbue), (2) Freda Stone (Newmarket).
Ballad Group: (1) Boherbue (Michael O’Gorman, Anita Sheahan, Grainne Murphy, Michael O’Connor, Christopher Enright); (2) St Peter’s (Eimear Walsh, Catriona O’Connor, Michéal O’Neill, Mairéad O’Neill).
Novelty Act: (1) Boherbue (Cliona Lawton, Bríd O’Riordan, Asling O’Keeffe, Christopher Moynihan, Seamus McCarthy, Carmel Drumn, Christopher Enright); (2) Newmarket (Louise Guiney, Laura Lynch, Freda Stone, Laura Corcoran).
Set Dancing: (1) Boherbue (Orla Murphy, Deidre O’Connor, Norma Buckley, Emma Fitzgerald, James Casey, Billy Herlihy, Michael O’Connor, Timmy Collins); (2) Millstreet (Orla Kiely, Alanna Barry, Kayleigh Sheahan, Leanne Daly, Jordon Cooney, Emer Twomey, Diarmuid Fraser, Eric Hickey).
Question Time: (1) Boherbue (Michael O’Gorman, Timmy Collins, Gráinne Murphy);
(2) Banteer (Ellen Roche, Debbie O’Neill, Mary McCarthy).
FULL HOUSE FOR MUSKERRY SCÓR FINALS
Record entries in the semi finals brought exceptional talent from Mid Cork national schools and clubs to the Muskerry Scór na bPaistí Finals hosted in the Eire Og GAA pavilion, Ovens, last Sunday. Before a full house, the decider confirmed the strength of traditional talent on parade in music and novelty act as well as song and dance.
The Denis O’Donovan memorial trophy was won by Tarelton National School for the best all round club performance.
Kilmurry and Macroom enjoyed a productive innings, recording two outright wins. Dromleigh NS, Iveleary, Cuil Aodh and Ballinora also notched up well-deserved wins.
Figure Dancing: (1) Dromleigh NS (Elaine Burgoyne, Elaine Burgoyne, Megan Moynihan, Gráinne May, Margaret Twohig, Ciara O’Callaghan, Gráinne Twomey, Karen Dromey); (2) Macroom; (3) Eire Og.
Solo Singing: (1) Katie O’Brien (Iveleary), (2) Muireann Dineen (Cill na Martra), (3) Mark Foley (Donoughmore).
Instrumental Music: (1) Cúil Aodh (Muireann Ní Luasa, Conchubhair Ó’Luasa, Aoife Ní Mheachair, Meadhb Ní Dhuinín, Shauna Ní Williams), (2) Dromleigh NS, (3) Ballinora.
Recitation: 1 Clare Cronin (Macroom), (2) Rosín Kelleher (Tarelton), (3)Maura Fitzgerals (Ballinora).
Ballad Group: 1 Ballinora (Fiona Fitton, Niamh McCarthy, Julie Cronin, Jennifer Murphy, Jackie Dineen); (2) Eire Og, (3) Tarelton.
Novelty Act: (1) Kilmurry (David Murphy, Eoin Collins, Laura Flynn, Linda O’Sullivan, Triona Murphy, Anne O’Driscoll, Shane Henchion, Ryan Lynch); (2) Tarelton, (3) Iveleary.
Question Time: (1) Kilmurry East (Patrick Grainger, Brian Murphy, Barry Clifford); (2) Kilmurry West, (3) Rusheen.
Set Dancing: (1) St Joseph’s Macroom (Marie Relihan, Connie Jane Lovell, Esther Angland,
Caroline Looney, Aoife O’Driscoll, Orla Kelleher, Irene O’Callaghan, Ciara O’Callaghan);
(2) Ballinora, (3) Cloughdubh.
BOHERBUE SEEK PROVINCIAL HONOURS IN MUNSTER SCÓR FINAL
A Boherbue Ballad Group goes forward to represent Cork in the Munster Scór na nÓg Finals on Sunday afternoon in the Glen Eagle Hotel, Killarney.
Clubs from across the divisions participated in the recent county showpiece decider and the subsequent provincial semi finals in Millstreet and Cashel saw capacity attendances enjoy some quality fare.
A strong Cork input ensures phenomenal interest amongst supporters of the rebel county, where participants under 17 years of age representing GAA clubs from all over the province will showcase their wares in music, song and dance.
County Cork clubs Carrigaline, Ilen Óg and Boherbue now go in search of the accolades. North Cork and Duhallow hopes rest with Boherbue, who will be appearing in a provincial showpiece for the first time in 21 years. Not since 1984 have Boherbue advanced to a Munster final, when Orson Carlisle competed in the solo singing category.
Now a new generation of talent picks up the baton on carrying the Boherbue colours with a Ballad Group quintet of Sarah Murphy, Deidre Drew, Noreen Murphy, Danielle Cashman and Michael O’Connor participating.
Competition is expected to be stiff for also amongst the finalists in the Ballad Group are Glenflesk (Kerry), Sixmilebridge (Clare) and Portroe (Tipperary).
But all the indications are Boherbue will deliver competent display and do their club, division and county proud.