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Scór Sinsear swings into action for 2016
The Scór Sinsear season swings into action for the 2016 season this coming weekend, Friday 15th January and Sunday 17th January with the first rounds. The opening event is back in Castlederg at the Parish Hall on Friday night at 8.00 pm with the second opening round being held in Stewartstown at the newly refurbished St Mary’s Parish Hall, on Sunday afternoon at 5.00 pm. The Castlederg venue will cater for the clubs in the western half of Tír Eoghain while the Stewartstown venue will cater for the eastern side of the county.
The semi-finals will follow in quick succession on the following weekend with a the first semi-final, on 22nd January in St Eugene’s Parish Hall in Newtownstewart at 8.00 pm while the second semi-final will be in the Parish Hall in Ardboe on the 24th. The County Final will be held in Galbally Community Centre on Sunday 7th February. This will give the qualifiers for the final an extra week from the first rounds to hone their talents.
The gap here, of course, is for the All-Ireland Final of Scór na nÓg which is being held in INEC, Killarney on Saturday 30th January at 3.00 pm.
The clubs of Tír Eoghain will be offering their support, even from a distance, for the Trillick Quiz team, the recitation from Sean Lynch from the Moy Tír na nÓg club and the Ballad Group from the Donaghmore St Patrick’s Club. This will be a new venture for the Moy and Donaghmore clubs, but a third successive venture for the Trillick club and all Tyrone Gaels wish them well in their quest for national titles.
Meanwhile on the Scór Sinsear side, following the County Final, the Ulster Semi-Finals will follow, in very quick succession, the following Friday, 12th February at a Monaghan venue, and Saturday 13th February at a Derry venue. The semi finals will follow the same format as the Scór na nÓg semi finals and final. The Ulster Final will be held on Saturday 20th February 2016 at a Down venue. Whereas the Scór Sinsear programme is compressed into a very short time scale the event for the 2017 season will revert to the later time with the All Ireland Final being fixed for the end of April. The intention at the moment will be to hold both Scór finals at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast for 2017.
Let us now look forward to our adult members showing their skills, talents and national culture in the Scór Sinsear events, which this year will be no different than in previous years – a wealth of talent, all within the GAA community in Tír Eoghain
Please note: For Stewartstown heat parking is available in St Mary’s chapel car park across road or in the village square.By tyronepro Thu 14th Jan