2018/19 marks the 50th anniversary of Scór. Scór is a GAA competition that combines all the colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games with the social/fun element of Ireland’s traditional past-times. The competition was established by the GAA in 1969 with the aim of promoting Ireland’s traditional pastimes and culture while offering club members the chance to meet up, have fun and represent their club during the winter months while Football and Hurling had ceased.
There are eight events/disciplines in Scór that cover all aspects of Irish culture: Figure/Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Recitation/Scéalaíocht, Léiriú Stáitse/Stage Presentation, Instrumental Music, Set Dancing and Table Quiz. The competition is divided into two age levels, Scór na nÓg, for young people under 17 and Scór Sinsir, for those over 17.
Over the last 50 years, Antrim have had lots of Scór success both in Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir. We, in County Antrim, intend on celebrating these successes on 17th June in a celebratory concert . The concert will include singers, dancers, recitations, novelty acts and Léiriú acts that have had County, Ulster and All Ireland success. County Cultural Officer Bronagh Lennon said “The concert will be a great occasion for the County. It’s an opportunity to celebrate our talents and success in Scór. I urge new Scór clubs to come along and get a taste of what Scór is all about so that we have our biggest ever number of participants for the 50th anniversary year.”
Don’t miss out on this fantastic concert on 17th June in St Clare’s Hall, Glenavy at 4pm.