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“The County Finals of Scór Sinsear were held in Dún Uladh Centre in Killyclogher on Sunday afternoon at 3.00 pm. A total of eighteen clubs took part in the event and all provided the appreciative audience with superb displays of our culture and heritage in dance, song, music, drama and general knowledge.

In recent times Scór Sinsir had begun to dwindle but it is now apparent that he adults in our clubs have re-invigorate their interest in our culture. Many excellent performances were provided which left the adjudicators with difficult choices selecting the competitors to go forward to represent Tir Eoghain in the Ulster Semi Finals in Glenavy on Saturday 9th March.

County Champions for 2019 are as follows

Rince Foirne                            An Ómaigh N Éanna
Amhránaíocht Aonair             Niamh McCrystal, Domhnach Mór N Padraig
Aithriseoireacht                        Annette Kelly, An Charraig Mór, N Colmcille’s.
Ceol Uirlise                            Doire Locháin, Caomhin de Barra
Léiriú                                  Doire Treasc, Fir a’Chnoic
Bailéad Ghrúpa                  Aireagal Chiaráin
Rince Seit                              An Ómaigh N Éanna
Tráth Na gCeist                 An Eaglais, N Padriag


Recently the Culture and Language have been meeting with clubs at a local level to encourage increased participation in Scór Sinsear now that we are nearing the Golden Jubilee of Scór in Tyrone 2020. While Tyrone remain at the top of the Roll of Honour for All Ireland titles it is imperative that a good turn out of clubs will greatly enhance the chances of increased success. While our primary purpose is to increase participation the end results of healthy participation will mean increased success at local, provincial and national levels.

Success at National level has been steady over the last number of years but if we wish to maintain that participation must also keep abreast of the success.

This year the Culture committee has decided to meet with clubs at local levels to encourage increases this aspect of cultural promotion. All of the clubs in the county have been advised of this initiative.

Below is a full list of the dates, times and venues for the remainder of Scór.

Scór Sinsear Thír Eoghain 2019

Ulster Semi Finals

Saturday 9th March                                                  5.00 pm                       Glenavy, Co Antrim (Tyrone Clubs)

Sunday 10th March                                                   5.00 pm                       Bannbridge, Co Down

Ulster Final

Saturday 23rd March                                              5.00 pm                        Venue to be decided

All Ireland Finals

Saturday 13th April                                                  3.00 pm                        Theatre Royal, Castlebar


Other Up-coming Scór events in 2019

All Ireland Finals Scór na nÓg

16th February                                                     3.00 pm                                Theatre Royal, Castlebar

Scór Commemorative Concert – Coiste Scór Uladh

Saturday 30th March 2019                             7.30 pm                                Dún Uladh Centre, Killyclogher



The All Ireland finals are to be held in The Theatre Royal, Castlebar, Co Mayo on Saturday, 16th February 2019, beginning at 3.00 pm. The Theatre Royal is an excellent venue for such a prestige event and is no stranger to clubs and supporters from the GAA community in Tír Eoghain.

Tír Eoghain will be represented by Cliodhna Toner from the St Teresa’s Club in  Loughmacrory in the Aithriseoireacht / Story telling section. This is Cliodhna’s first visit to an Ulster Finals and the full support of the Loughmacroy club and the clubs of Tír Eoghain go with her. In the Ceol Uirlise competition go the hopes of the Fintona club. This is Fintona’s second successive Ulster finals and they will, no doubt, be hopeful of proceeding to their second All Ireland final and following on from their excellent performance last year to go all the way this year. Tír Eoghain’s last national success in competition were with Edendork in 2011 and more recently with Donaghmore in 2017. Drumragh Sarsfields are back again in the Ballad Group section following on from their successes of 2009 and 2012 would be hopeful of going that further step in proceeding to the All-Ireland Finals adding to the successes of Killeeshil, Killyclogher, Omagh and most recently Donaghmore. Three of the last named clubs actually won All Ireland titles. The final club appearing on Saturday is the Killyclogher Set Dance team. This club last won an Ulster title in 2004 and are again hopeful of repeating their success.

All of the Tír Eoghain clubs wish our competitors every success in the Ulster Finals and will be sure the representative going there on Saturday will perform, as all clubs from Tír Eoghain, in a truly competitive and sporting manner. We would encourage anyone who has not attended an Ulster Final before to make the effort and go there on Saturday and enjoy a magnificent evening’s entertainment which show cases all that is great about our culture and heritage.

The Tráth na gCeist team from Eglish have already qualified for the All Ireland Finals. Unfortunately there, currently, is no corresponding competition for quiz at Ulster level.