Buncrana GAA youngsters Scór big
THE wonderful kids from
Buncrana CLG won the Ulster final of Scór Na nÓg in
Armagh on Saturday night. The team was the sole
representatives of Donegal left in the competition
and they did themselves, the town and indeed the
The Buncrana team were competing in the Léiriú
section of the competition with their drama, Iona,
based on Saint Columba's arrival on the island. They
will now go forward to the All-Ireland finals, which
are being held in Castlebar in March.
Front row, from left: Shannon
Doherty, Annie Powell, Martin McAviney, Ulster GAA
president, Emer Grant and Naomi McLaughlin. Back row
from left: Liam Coyle, Aoife Lennon, Dylan Cuffe and
Club Scor Officer,
Sinead McLaughlin was delighted with the result.
"The acting on the night was excellent throughout,
with great music, song and dance. The judges said
'it was entertaining from start to finish' and I
totally agree with their judgement. The kids and
Patricia put in a great deal of work preparing for
this competition and I'm so proud of them."
The play was written and directed by Patricia
Doherty Tinney and the judges commended her on a
truly original and quality presentation. Mention was
also given in the adjudication to the tin whistle
playing of Noeleen Doherty which helped portray the
dramatic effect in the story.
This is a great achievement for Buncrana GAA as the
club is relatively new to participating in Scór Na
nÓg. The club and the team are looking forward now
to the national final and hope to take an
All-Ireland of a different kind back home to
The winning team are pictured here with Ulster GAA
president, Martin McAviney.
*Meanwhile, Buncrana GAA will feature on RTE One's
'Nationwide' this evening at 7pm. The programme
includes the local club's participation in last
year's Better Together Awards. Buncrana GAA was
shortlisted but was unfortunately pipped for first
prize. Tonight's programme will feature the Buncrana
entry which was considered to be of very high
quality and gave a great example of "how deeply
rooted and important the club is in the community",
said a club spokesman.