The delayed first round of Scor Sinseir was completed at the weekend with competitions taking place at Kileeshil on Saturday night and Carrickmore on Sunday. The Kileeshil event was poorly attended by Scor standards and probably suffered due to the clash with the Tyrone game in Omagh at the same time. However the standard of competition was still satisfactorily high and many of those who took the time to be there on Saturday were rewarded with places in the semi finals.
Sunday night in Carrickmore was the third and final first round venue. As is usually the case with Scor events on a Sunday night a large crowd turned out to watch the competition and once again there were increased numbers of competing clubs displaying their talents.
In total thirty two clubs participated this year with Dungannon Eoghan Ruadh competing for the first time and Cookstown, Ardboe, Brackaville and Stewartstown returning to Scor for the first time in a number of years. Sunday night also marked the return of the Pomeroy Ceili Dancing team to competition and judging by this growth in participation it seems Scor in Tyrone is continuing to thrive.
The standard of competition was very high on Sunday night in Carrickmore and it was matched only by the hospitality of the local club as tea, coffee and home made goodies were dispensed to all.
Following the adjudications the venues and dates of the county semi finals were announced. The first semi final will be held in Dun Uladh on Friday February 4th with an 8pm starting time while the East Tyrone venue is St. Patrick’s Hall Eglish on Sunday February 6th at 7pm. The County Final is scheduled for Sunday February 20th in Galbally. All semi final competitors will be notified of their competition venue.
Meanwhile a word of congratulations to the Trillick Quiz team who came joint fourth in the Ulster Final of Trath na gCeist which took place in Eglish at the weekend. This competition is organised in conjunction with Scor and is highly regarded by all quiz buffs. The standard was exceptionally high and quiz master for the evening was Donal Mc Anallen.
The All Ireland Final of Scor na nOg takes place in Castlebar on Saturday February 19th and anyone requiring tickets should contact Cliodhna Kerr or Donal Magee as soon as possible.