The start of the Ulster Semi Final of Scor na nOg today in Belleek did not get under way until 5:00pm but from a Tyrone point of view the delay did not detract from the performances. When the adjudications were completed, Tyrone had made it through in seven of the eight disciplines. The O’Neill County unfortunately failed to make it a clean sweep when the Eglish Novelty Act failed to make it eight out of eight.
It has been a commonly held view for a long time that the standard of competition within Tyrone is sometimes much higher than even an Ulster semi final and tonight’s results would appear to back that up. Anyone who was in Coalisland Parochial Centre for the Tyrone County Final will testify to the quality on view that day and as shown by the results tonight Scor remains particularly strong within The Red Hand County. Much of the credit for this is due to the clubs and their cultural officers but also gratitude must be expressed to the Culture Committee of the Tyrone County Board whose untiring work ensures the standard of competition remains exceptionally high.
The winners will now go forward to represent Tyrone in The Ulster Final which will be held in Silverbridge in County Armagh on the 15th of January with a 6:30pm starting time.