THE second semi-final of Munster Scór Na nÓg produced highly entertaining fare last Sunday in the Eire Og GAA Pavillion, Ovens with county champions from Kerry, Waterford and hosts Cork parading their cultural talents in the presence of a capacity and enthusiastic attendance.
The Cork teams fared exceptionally well in the keen competition for a place in the provincial finals later in the month.
Lisa O'Donovan of Courcey Rovers won the praises to advance at solo singing with Tracey Cronin from Iveleary emerging strongly in the demanding recitation category.
Millstreet relished their qualification at Instrumental Music in a team of Donal Linehan, Alanna Barry, Kelly Murphy, James Linehan, Cian Dennehy. Neighbours Boherbue, with the team of Billy O'Gorman, Ornagh Feehan and Daniel Murphy, grabbed the marks at Question Time to advance. Cork's successful innings continued for a harmonic Illen Og Ladies Football ballad group comprising
Ciaran O'Donovan, Naomi Burke, Laura Ryan, Katie O'Driscoll and Cormac O'Driscoll.
Carrigaline emerged to the fore in the figure dancing while Cullen had the limelight in the Novelty Act with a cast of Clare Sheahan, Sinead O'Keeffe, Colin O'Leary, Seamus Fleming, Sean Murphy, Elaine Herlihy and Michael Herlihy
And rounding off the Cork success was Boherbue's ticket to the provincial showpiece in the set dancing with Amée McCarthy, Evie Casey, Louise Fitzgerald, Amanda O'Sullivan, Daniel Murphy, Jimmy Herlihy, James Casey and Eddie Kiely
The finals take place in Mallow Youth Centre on Sunday, January 31.