Danny comes of age with senior Scór title
NORTH and Mid Cork teams showcased their talents to dominate the County Senior Scór Finals hosted in the presence of an appreciative attendance in the Eire Og GAA Pavillion, Ovens last Sunday night.
The Mid Cork venue hosted the 45th decider and in a diverse programme compered by County Cultural Officer Kieran McCann, the exciting and diverse fare offered an abundance of cultural entertainment.
A pair of Boherbue wins along with success for St. John's garnered a rewarding outing for Duhallow while individual triumphs for Milford and Iveleary raised the cheers of respective Avondhu and Muskerry supporters
Following a number of years of regular participation, Milford's Danny Corkery turned the clock back to emerge best at recitation with a piece titled "Mary Ann".
"I'm thrilled to win, it's my first county title in 21 years after being part of a Clondrohid set dancing group that won a county scór na bpaistí title all those years ago", said a thrilled Danny.
Elsewhere, Tracey Cronin (Iveleary) followed up on underage success to grab the spoils at solo singing with a splendid rendition of "Paint me a Picture of Ireland".
Not for the first time, Boherbue swept home impressive winners in the set dancing category with the Cavan Set. For good measure, the Boherbue Instrumental Music group offered plenty of foot tapping with their Feed the Ducks, Duke of Leinster Jig along with the Moll and Tiernan reel.
St. John's took a popular win in the Ballad group with their double fare titled "Níl na Lá" and 'The Green Fields of Gold". Ever consistent in the field of entertainment, Bride Rovers added to the accolades, a splendid win in the Leiriú production
Clann na nGael kept the West flags floating on a splendid win in the Figure Dancing with the High Caul.
And for their consistent endeavours on participating across various disciplines, St. Colums collected the best senior club award, the trophy accepted by Conor O'Mahony, Killian McCarthy, Dermot Cronin and Linda Harrrington.
Cork County Board GAA President Tony O'Mahony and Cork Scór Chairman Pat Malone presented the prizes to the winners and runners up.
The winners go forward to represent Cork in the Munster semi final in Cappamore, Co. Limerick on Saturday, March 22.
Figure Dancing: (1) Clann na nGael (Katie O'Driscoll, Gráinne McCarthy, Aisling Collins, Laura O'Mahony, Joanne O'Neill, Mollie O'Farrell, Karen O'Leary. Maire O'Driscoll); (2) Boherbue (Amanda O'Sullivan, Louise Fitzgerald, Emma Fitzgerald, Kate Hickey);
Solo Singing: (1) Tracey Cronin (Iveleary), (2) Lisa O'Donovan (Courcey Rovers),
Recitation: (1) Danny Corkery (Milford), (2) John O'Sullivan (St. Johns).
Instrumental Music: (1) Boherbue (Eddie Kiely, Tadhg O'Sullivan); (2) Killeagh ( Naomh Daly, Luke McCarthy, Beckey Fitzgerald, Rickey Roche, A Morrison);
Leiriú: (1) Bride Rovers (John Arnold, Mossie O'Sullivan, Orla Arnold, Johnathan Brackett, James Bermingham); St. Colums (James Murphy, Conor O'Mahony, Killian McCarthy);
Ballad Group: (1) St. John's (Siobhain Buckley, Edel Shine, Kate Kelleher, Donal Moynihan, Linda Ryan); (2) Ballyclough (Sinead Ducey, Jennifer O'Mahony, Faye O'Donoghue, Lorraine O'Connell);
Set Dancing: (1) Boherbue (Amanda O'Sullivan, Emma Fitzgerald, Louise Fitzgerald, Kate Hickey, Eddie Kiely, Daniel Murphy, Timothy Murphy, Michael Buckley); (2) Clann na nGael(Katie O'Driscoll, Grace McCarthy, Aisling Collins, Laura O'Mahony, Joanne O'Neill, Mollie O'Farrell, Karen O'Leary).