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Tuesday 18 December 2018

Rosslare retain county quiz title

Scór na nOg in full swing

The winning St. Mary’s (Rosslare) quiz team of Andy Lin, Claire McDonnall, David McDonnell and Manus Harte with quizmaster Joe Cummins
The winning St. Mary’s (Rosslare) quiz team of Andy Lin, Claire McDonnall, David McDonnell and Manus Harte with quizmaster Joe Cummins

The Scór na nÓg quiz took place recently in St. Martin's G.A.A. complex.

The Chairperson, Áine Kennedy, welcomed all to the quiz and thanked St. Martin's for the use of the premises. Ten teams competed - six from St. Martin's, two from St. Patrick's (Ballyoughter), and two from St. Mary's (Rosslare).

Quizmaster Joe Cummins had a great selection of questions ranging from Irish history to world politics to the G.A.A.

Reigning champions St. Mary's (Rosslare) again emerged victorious with team members Manus Harte, Claire McDonnell, David McDonnell and Andy Lin presented with trophies by quizmaster Joe Cummins.

St. Mary's were also represented by Danny Holden, Danny Howlin, Cian Byrne and Eoin Byrne.

Members of the St. Patrick's team which took second place were Michael Doyle, Cormac Kavanagh, Eoin Kelly and Úna Maguire. St. Patrick's were also represented by Lucy Kinsella, Eimear Kavanagh, Ciara Wilkinson, Ciarán Rowsome and Conor Kelly.

The St. Martin's team of Aoibhinn Mernagh, Heather O'Leary, Claire Barrett and Claragh Keane finished in third place.

Also representing St. Martin's were Caoimhe Delahunty, Daniel Pierce, Sarah Crotty, Ella Crotty, Kate Barrett, Sally Barrett, Aoife O'Connor, Conor Keane, Róisín Dempsey, Niamh Dempsey, Rachel Dempsey, Melissa Quirke, Kate Stafford, Aoibhe Ormonde, Mia Quirke, Conor Dempsey, Katelyn Murray, Mary Rowe, Lily Murray and Emma Barrett.

Well done to all involved and best of luck to St. Mary's (Rosslare) who will represent Wexford in the All-Ireland in Sligo on February 17, 2018.

Carrig-on-Bannow was the venue for the New Ross and Wexford Districts Scór na nÓg semi-final on Friday. Five clubs took part: Bannow-Ballymitty, Glynn-Barntown, Rathgarogue-Cushinstown, St. Martin's and Faythe Harriers.

The first competition was the solo singing and included performances by Bannow-Ballymitty's Lily Kelly, Niamh Colfer, Ciara Breen, Aoife Rossiter and Kayleigh Moran.

Glynn-Barntown were represented by Christine Turley and Jelena McNamara. Éabha Keane represented St. Martin's while Isobel Kehoe performed for Rathgarogue-Cushinstown.

Kayleigh Moran and Ciara Breen qualified for the county final with lovely renditions of My Belfast Love and Beautiful Land of the Slaney.

In the recitation competition, Bannow-Ballymitty was represented by Niamh Colfer and Jane Rossiter. Both qualified for the county final.

Bannow-Ballymitty had groups performing in the ballad group competition and were represented by Lucinda Martin, Siún Torpey, Síofra Cullen, Chantelle Nugent, Alannah Ryan, Jamie Martin, Aideen Harpur, Aoife Rossiter, Megan Moran, Lily Kelly, Cillian Cullen, Serena Reville, Wal Cullen, Caoimhe O'Dwyer and Ciara Breen.

Glynn-Barntown's Emmeline Turley, Cliodhna Creane, Emma Dempsey, Aoibhín Ferriter and Kate Walsh, and Bannow-Ballymitty's Cian O'Grady, Jane Rossiter, Niamh Colfer, Kayleigh Moran and Callie Bennett, were successful.

Instrumental music was the final competition, and here Faythe Harriers took to the stage with Jack, Mark and Calum Finucane, Josh Walsh and Oisín Ó Feinneadha performing for their club.

Bannow-Ballymitty were represented by four groups, including Alec Moran, Tommy Murphy, Aideen Harpur, Kate Harpur, Jamie Martin, Siún Torpey, Megan Moran, Diarmuid Wall, Lily Kelly and Aoife Rossiter.

Bannow-Ballymitty's groups of Cillian Cullen, Tom Moran, Caoimhe O'Dwyer, Serena Reville and T.J. Cullen, and Cian O'Grady, Kayleigh Moran, Callie Bennett, Jane Rossiter and Caoimhe Moran, will represent the District in next week's county final.

This will be held in Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre on Friday, November 24, at 7.30 p.m.

The Scór Chairperson, Áine Kennedy, thanked all those involved in making the night a success - local club Bannow-Ballymitty, Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre, adjudicators, parents and most importantly competitors. She also thanked Irish Officer Cian Ó Lionáin for acting as Fear an Tí.

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