ICA ladies triumph
MUSIC, dance and poetry were among the entertaining treats enjoyed at the ICA Has Got Talent competition final on Friday at the Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola.
The venue was packed to capacity as the groups took to the stage. Adjudicator Catherine (Biddy) Walsh had her work cut out for her such was the variety and talent on display on the night.
There were sixteen acts and the variety show included four solo singers, three singing groups, three recitations, four novelty acts, one group dance and one solo dancer.
Bree Singing group claimed first prize with 'Hard Times' sung by Betty Kelly, Breda Cahill, Bridget Kinsella, Margaret Doyle, Maisie Kennedy and Josephine O'Reilly. Ann Dunne accompanied the group on guitar and was the fifth prize winner.
Camross Group dance consisting of Margaret O'Gorman, (Caro), Dympna Kelly, Berna Cadogan and Breda Nolan line dancing to 'Wagon Wheel' came second with Adamstown Novelty Act, The Matchmaker with a cast including Sheila Delaney, Frances Gallagher, Helen Furlong, Breda Bolger, Cait Bradley and Ann McDonald in third. Eileen Hannon, Carrig-on-Bannow came fourth with her recitation of 'Jean de Pres' by Robert Service and solo singer Ann Dunne came fifth. This was the first variety competition for the ICA and even more entries are expected next year.