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Ulster Senior Scor Final On Saturday Night.

Wednesday 09.03.2011
Team Talk Mag
Club


All roads lead to the Abbey Grammar School in Newry, on Saturday 12th March, which will see the curtain rise on the Scór Sinsear Ulster Final.  This, the penultimate step for many clubs, for All Ireland success.  The significance of winning an Ulster title is a conquest in itself but for the clubs who are competing from Tyrone they also realize that if they do bring home the prize as Ulster victors they are among the top four in the country. 

Tyrone are represented in five disciplines out of eight, and it can not be overstated the achievement of the Killyclogher club who are the Tyrone representatives in four of the disciplines: Ceili and Seit dancing; Novelty Act and Ballad Group.  More remarkable is the club’s achievement because they are all team efforts, – quite often these are the types of acts which clubs find most difficult to compete in as there is more organization and commitment required from a group.  The dancers, Dermot Curran, Sean Collins, Nichola Barbour, Alice Mc Girr, Brigin Mullan, Aoife Mullan, Michelle Howe, David Groogan, Adrian Doherty and Paul Kelly are no strangers to high level competition and aspire to national honours when they start every season.   The Novelty Act with “Flight of the Earls” faced tough competition in the Ulster semi final with the more mature cast of Noel Mc Ginn, Kieran Mc Elroy, Anne Kelly, Enda Mc Crory, Eddie Mc Crystal, Jimmy Carrigan and Sean Collins, but the group believe that they have the potential to land an Ulster title.  Meanwhile the Killyclogher Ballad Group also saw off strong competition from the Donegal champions Gaoth Dobhair in the Ulster semi finals but the harmonised voices of Leanne Daly, Paula Daly, Amanda Donnelly, Liam Donnelly and Michael Kelly ensured their place in the final. 

Dromore St Dympna’s, in the persons of  Tomas Quinn, Feargal Mc Aloon, Stephen Corrigan, Edel Mc Quaid and Caitriona Garry, are the only other club who will represent the county on Saturday night. Having been county champions last year, in Instrumental music, they have a blend of experience coupled with a freshness to the competition.  They have moved through to the Ulster final with apparent ease while displaying great talent underpinned with confident performances.  Not wishing to put a jinx on them, it seems difficult to imagine a team in a position to beat them.

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