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Monday 23 July 2018

Students aim to be on song for Scléip final

Students from Meánscoil Gharman travelling to the All Ireland finals of ‘Scléip’ in Dublin to take part in five categories of the competition they won in Cork at the end of 2017
Students from Meánscoil Gharman travelling to the All Ireland finals of ‘Scléip’ in Dublin to take part in five categories of the competition they won in Cork at the end of 2017

A group of 24 students from Meánscoil Gharman will make their way to the capital this week to take part in the All-Ireland Finals of 'Scléip'. A national music competition for meánscoil students, it gives them the opportunity to showcase their talents through the medium of Irish, something which is becoming increasingly popular among secondary school students with the recording of the Ceol albums in association with Eoghan McDermott of 2FM.

The Enniscorthy students have already proven their credentials in the competition, having won five categories in Cork towards the end of 2017. Last year's competition saw the school claim a major victory, emerging overall winners of the Junior Group category. This year, they have their eyes firmly set on more silverware having reached the finals in the Junior Group, Senior Group, Choir, Junior Dance and Junior Solo categories.

Last year's winners 'Cailíní Binne' return in an attempt to retain their title along with 'Na Buacs' a new trio of 5th and 6th year boys. 1st and 2nd year girls will take part in the national finals for the 1st time with their dance group 'An Saol Deireanach' and Molli Tresson a member of Cailíní Binne will take to the stage solo to perform her rendition of 'Take my Hand' by Picture This as Gaeilge.

'Blaisín' a group consisting of MSG choir members will be led by 5th year students two of whom are no strangers to winning Irish competitions. Jade Buttle and Nóra Ní Mhóráin managed to win prestigious song-writing competition 'Beo' 2017 in November in the INEC in Killarney, winning €2,000 and a chance to qualify to appear on 'Ceol 2018'.

The students are great evidence of the musical talent that exists within the school community and they look forward to flying the flag for Enniscorthy as they head for Dublin tomorrow (Wednesday).

Enniscorthy Guardian

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