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Scór na nÓg County Finalists 2018

Two very entertaining and competitive Scór na nÓg semi-final were held in Cill Dreasa and Dún Uladh Cultural Centre in Killyclogher on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. A total of thirty-five clubs competed for a coveted place in the forthcoming county finals. The audiences were treated to a superb display of all the youth talent in Tír Eoghain representing all the skills and abilities of our culture and heritage. They are all to highly complemented on reaching this stage of the competition. On making a comparison to the performance all competitors displayed in the first round a massive improvement was on show at the weekend. This speaks well for the final when we should be treated to an even better display.

The following clubs, twenty one in all, have qualified for the County Finals of Scór na nÓg to be held in Killeeshil Community Centre on Sunday 25th November 2018 at 3.00 pm


Cabhán a’Chaortainn; Loch Mhic Ruairí; An Ómagh (Camógs); Coill an Chlochair; An Ómaigh (Fir); An Droim Mór.


Ella McDonald, Domhnach Mór; Caitlín McCourt, Doire Locháin (Camógs); Eibhlín Mackle, Dún Geanainn Clarkes; Eimir Duddy, An Baile Nua; Riona McGread, An Ómaigh (Fir); Tara Conneelly, An Caisleán Glas.


Fintan Loughran, Cill Dreasa; Cliodhna Toner, Loch Mhic Ruairí; Katie McCaffrey, Aireagal Chiaráin; Molly Ennis, Coill an Chlochair.


Droim Rátha; Trí Leac; Domhnach Mór; Fionntamhnach; An Droim Mór; N Colum Cille.


Cabhan a’Chaortainn; Droim Rátha; Loch Mhic Ruairí; Aireagal Chiaráin; An Ómaigh (Camógs); Coill an Chlochair.


Cabhán a’Chaortainn; An Ómaigh (Fir)


An Charraig Mhór; Coill an Chlochair; An Ómagh (Fir)


Cabhán a’Chaortainn; An Eaglais; Loch Mhic Ruairí; Trí Leac; Cluain Eo; Aireagal Chiaráin; An Charraig Mhór.


Coiste Cultúir agus Teanga

This coming weekend sees the two semi-finals of Scór na nÓg taking place in Kildress Parish Hall on Friday night, 9th November 2018, at 7.30 pm and in the Dún Uladh Centre at Killyclogher on Sunday 11th November 2018, beginning at 6.00 pm. Patrons should note the changed starting time for the Sunday, previously notified for 5.00 pm but now at the later time of 6.00 pm. Patrons and competitors should also note that access to the Dún Uladh Centre will no earlier than 5.00 pm.

This results from this week end’s competitions will see clubs and competitors qualify for the Tyrone County Final to be held on Sunday 25th November 2018 at 3.00 pm in Killeeshil Community Centre. Competition for the places will be high as there will be limited number of places in the finals. The talent so far displayed his year is of an even higher standard than last year. There is an increase in participation in the Dance disciplines and the interest in the music groups and Ballad groups has been sustained. This augers well for the forthcoming celebration, in 2020, of the Golden Jubilee of the official foundation of the Scór ideal in 1970.

Tyrone’s involvement in Scór over the past fifty years has been exemplary and is quantified by the success levels the county has been able to maintain. It is necessary to bear in mind that this success has manifested itself by the ongoing participations levels of the clubs in Tyrone. The motto must therefore be “Continued and on-going participation is the key to success”.

Success, of course is not only the basis for participation, but enjoyment and the preservation of our culture and heritage must also come high up in the list of motivation.

The semi-finals this weekend will provide a major stepping stone for this year’s County Finals and will display the vast range of talents and abilities currently prevalent in Tyrone among our youth. This should be a major motivator for the adults in our clubs and communities to prepare for participation in the senior section of Scór in the period immediately after Christmas in the New Year.

Let us go forward this year in particular with a much greater anticipation of the celebrations we will be making for Culture and Heritage in Tír Eoghain for 2020.


The first rounds of Scór na nÓg for this year have been held in St Eugene’s Parochial Hall, Newtownstewart on Friday, 26th October, St John’s Parish Hall, Moy on Saturday, 27th October and The Patrician Hall, Carrickmore on Sunday, 28th October. A total of thirty-nine clubs took part in the competitions. Following are lists of qualifiers and the venues allocated to them for the semi-finals which have been fixed as follows – Friday, 9th November in Kildress Parish Hall beginning at 7.30 pm


Pomeroy, Derrytresk, Loughmacrory, Eglish, Carrickmore & Omagh Camógs


Donaghmore, Rock, Derrylaughan, Dungannon, Edendork, Loughmacrory, Moy, Pomeroy, Derrytresk & Kildress.


Kildress, Loughmacrory, Derrylaughan, Eglish, Moy & Pomeroy.


Drumragh, Trillick, Donaghmore, Dungannon, Carrickmore, Derrytresk, Derrylaughan, Eglish & Edendork.


Pomeroy, Killeeshil, Drumragh, Derrylaughan, Loughmacrory, Rock & Derrytresk






Loughmacrory Handball, Pomeroy, Eglish, Edendork, Loughmacrory, Rock, Trillick & Derrylaughan.


The following is the list for Dún Uladh Centre, Killyclogher on Sunday 11th November beginning at 5.00 pm.


Newtownstewart, Killyclogher, Dromore, Errigal Ciaran, Tattyreagh & Omagh (Fir)


Gortin, Dromore, Greencastle, Errigal Ciaran, Sperrin Óg, Tattyreagh, Omagh (Fir) & Newtownstewart.


Errigal Ciaran, Fintona, Omagh, Greencastle, Killyclogher & N Colum Cille.


Fintona, Omagh (Fir), Dromore, Errigal Ciaran, Éire Óg, Derrylaughan (Sunday), Greencastle & N Colum Cille.


Killyclogher, Omagh Camógs, Omagh Fir, Errigal Ciaran, Dromore & Galbally.


Omagh Fir


Killyclogher & Omagh


Killyclogher, Newtownstewart, Clonoe, Errigal Ciaran, Carrickmore.


All results are subject to verification


Coiste Cultúir agus Teanga

Scór na nÓg springs into action

This coming weekend sees the beginning of Scór na nÓg competitions for the current season. The action begins in St Eugene’s Parochial Hall, Newtownstewart on Friday night, 26th October beginning at 7.30 pm which is designed to cater for West Tyrone clubs. The turn of the East Tyrone clubs will be on the second night to be held in St John’s Parish Hall in the Moy on Saturday, 27th October beginning at 6.30 pm with the third and final night of the first rounds to be held in The Patrician Hall in Carrickmore on Sunday, 29th October, beginning at 5.00 pm.

As we near the celebration of the Jubilee of the foundation of the Scór movement this will present to the clubs of Tír Eoghain the opportunity to prepare in a very practical way for these great celebrations. Clubs are being asked to involve as many of their young people in the various aspects of the Scór programme from dance, singing, music, drama and general knowledge in the quiz section. Given the vast range of natural abilities evident in each and every club area this should not present any problems the culture officers in our clubs.

The Culture Committee in the county will provide help to any club who have the desire to come into the Scór scene, who have not taken part for many years to the seasoned annual participating clubs in the county. Last year we had an amazing forty-three clubs taking part at Scór na nÓg level and our target remains at having all of our fifty-five clubs taking part in the Jubilee year. This will also include the adult members of the clubs and these should also bear in mind that competition in Scór Sinsear will begin shortly after the new year and clubs could now begin to draw together plans for participating in the senior section. While Scór na nÓg participation levels are higher the adults should now begin to devise plans as to how they can increase their levels on interest in the Scór ideal. With this said we should bear in mind that Tír Eoghain clubs are the leading county in Ireland in terms of All Ireland titles won. The key to this level of success is continual participation in competition.

It is also an opportunity for members in clubs who do not make a contribution to the sporting end of their clubs to become involved and enjoy the beauty of preserving our cultural heritage.

The semi-finals of this year’s Scór na nÓg will be held two weeks later on the 9th and 11th November. Confirmed  venues for the semi-finals will be confirmed as soon as possible. It has become clear, in recent years, that a second night on a stage will always show a massive improvement in performances. This will present a great opportunity for competitors to prepare themselves for a county final which is then due to take place on Sunday 25th November in Killeeshil Community Centre.

The Ulster semi-finals will then follow in early December with the Ulster Final being held on Saturday 12th January 2019 and the All Ireland finals will be held in the Theatre Royal, Castlebar, Co Mayo on Saturday 23rd February 2019.

Scór na nÓg 2018

 The Scór na nÓg season is upon us again.

As we are about to enter the golden jubilee of this wonderful initiative it will be a great opportunity for all of the clubs in Tír Eoghain to help us to celebrate all that has been achieved inside the past fifty years. Tír Eoghain has a very proud and successful association with the Scór movement over most of its lifetime. Tír Eoghain clubs are currently among the top counties nationally with a total of forty national titles in Scór events. The Scór ideal was begun in Cork in 1969 but didn’t ‘arrive’ in Tír Eoghain until 1970 and consequently we are delaying our jubilee celebrations until 2020. It is hoped that by then we will have convinced all of our clubs that this a a significant milestone in the promotion of the Scór ideal. Much credit is due to the many volunteers in Tír Eoghain who undertook the promotional work in the early days when Scór didn’t have the same regard and popularity it has today.

A review of the recent performance of Scór has been completed, and while there are a few small issues to be resolved, we will be able to offer significantly more help to clubs to increase participation levels. At the end of the day continued participation will breed success and we need not forget that it is our responsibility to protect and foster the great heritage of song, music, dance and story-telling which is a huge part of the legacy which has been left to us by our ancestors.

Our initiatives will include practical things like arranging workshops for the proper use of amplification, stage craft, good blends in the use of musical instruments, practical beginnings in the setting up of dance groups with in clubs in the county. It only takes a small core of people in any club to make the effort to give honest effort to participate and participation will eventually bring success.

Scór na nÓg competitions begin this year in the last weekend in October with the opening round for West Tyrone clubs to be held in the Parochial Hall in Newtownstewart on Friday 26th October starting at 7.30 pm. The venue for East Tyrone clubs will be in St John’s Parish Hall on Saturday 27th October beginning at 6.30 pm. The final night of the first rounds will be held in Patrician Hall in Carrickmore on Sunday 28th October beginning at 5.00 pm.

The semi Finals are due to be held on the 9th and 11th November. Details of the venues and starting times will be issued when these have been confirmed. Similarly the County Final date has been fixed for Sunday 25th November at 3.00 pm. This venue will also be confirmed at a later date.

Should any club require assistance in getting Scór up and running in their club do not hesitate to get in touch with any member of Coiste Cultúir agus Teanga.