THERE were jubilant scenes in Killarney's INEC on Saturday afternoon as two Kerry clubs claimed All-ireland victories at this year's national Scór Sinsear finals.
Glenflesk's set dancers and Spa's figure dancers took honours in their respective categories, bringing to 21 the number of Scór titles won in the Kingdom since the foundation of the competition 42 years ago.
It was a particularly memorable occasion for the Spa representatives, who claimed their sixth figure dancing national title - to add to the club's five All-ireland set dancing titles and their first ever title won by sosl singer Siobhan O'brien back in 1991.
The club's Scór officer Sheila Mccarthy explained that although the clubs has a very successful record in the competition, it doesn't take from the excitement of Saturday's win.
"We may already have 11 ALLIreland titles but it doesn't take away from the achievement. Every title you win is as exciting and important and hard earned as the first so the feeling here is completely fantastic," Sheila explained.
The win was particularly exciting for club members Sarah Jane Taylor and Tricia Murphy who were participating at senior level for the first time. Their winning team mates included Sinead Cronin, Kiristie Landers Siobhan O'connor, Mairead Mangan, Anna Maria Nelligan and Triona Mangan.
For Glenflesk's set dancers, meanwhile, it was second time lucky, with the club adding another national title to the one won back in 2003, when five of the current eight members also took part. Club officer Norrie Sheehan said the feeling in the club is one of great pride, with all involved absolutely thrilled with the success.
"They went there hoping to do well and perform without any hiccups but to their delight they did exactly that and won," she explained. "All-ireland titles are so hard to come by so this is very, very special."
The winning team included Siobhan Mcgillcuddy, Jennifer Mccarthy, Linda O'donoghue, Daniel Favier, Nollaig O'donoghue, Eugene Bowler, Micheal Mcgillicuddy and Padraig O'sullivan
Congratulations too to the instrumental music group from Glenflesk were just pipped at the post on Saturday.