WELL done to all the children that took part in the semi-finals of Muskerry Scór na bPáistí in Rathduff on Saturday afternoon in Rathduff and Sunday afternoon in Coachford.
The first competition that Rathduff NS took part in was solo singing. Eabha O'Donovan sang 'The River is Wide', Orla Cronin sang 'The Black Velvet Band' & Anna Barry-Murphy sang 'Ellis Island'. All three sang absolutely beautifully in Coachford and well done to all.
The level of competition was really high with 12 solo singers taking part two performances progress to the Muskerry final from each section, and Eabha Donovan sang her way into the final.
So congratulations to Eabha, and best of luck in the Muskerry final.
Also, well done to Luke Walsh, Gemma Coleman, Kathryn Walsh and Chloe Garrett who took part in the preliminary round in Rathduff on Saturday. Again they all performed really well on the day.
The next competition that Rathduff NS took part in was the recitation (drama) section. Luke Walsh and Anna Barry Murphy entertained the audience, and Rathduff got the two places for the county final. So an outstanding achievement for Rathduff NS.
The next competition that Rathduff NS took part in was Solo Irish Dancing. Congratulations to Gemma Coleman who will be representing Rathduff NS in the Muskerry Final. Well done Gemma.
Solo Instrumental was up next. Anna Barry-Murphy took part playing a slide on her concertina. Anna was excellent on the day, and will also represent Rathduff NS in the Muskerry Final.
The next competition was Ballad Group. Eabha O'Donovan, Kelly Kenny, Aoife Cronin, Aoife Murphy and Jade Dalton did an excellent job. They sang 'We're on the one road' and 'Will you go, lassie, go'. Unfortunately the standard was really difficult with 7 ballad groups taking part.
And the last competition that Rathduff took part in was Question Time. Rathduff had three teams: Callum Higgins, Ciara Malone and Conor Vaughan; Claire Ahern, Aislinn Buckley and Aoibh Gavin; Aoife Murphy, Eabha O'Donovan, & Aoife Cronin. Again they really did well, but unfortunately the standard was really high again.
Again, well done to all the children that took part and best of luck to all taking part in the final.
The Muskerry final is now pushed out to Sunday, March 3, in Ovens.
Grenagh's Got Talent
Grenagh's Got Talent presented by Grenagh Youth Club on Sunday, February 17. Get your entry forms in local shops or at Rathduff National School.
Church gate collection
Grenagh Juvenile GAA Club Our annual Church gate collection is on this weekend in Grenagh and Courtbrack churches.Please support.
Orphanage coffee morning
A sincere thank you to everyone who in any way supported the coffee morning for the Belarussian Orphanage Project and helped to make it a very enjoyable and successful event.