Ardagh St Patrick’s achieved double success at the Leinster Scór na nÓg Finals which took place in the National Opera House, Wexford on Sunday afternoon last.
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Ardagh captured the Ballad Group title thanks to a magnificent performance from Leia Victory, Emma Thompson, Katie Lynch, Siobhán Kilduff and Aishling Farrell, while Katie made it a day to remember as she retained her Recitation provincial title.
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The All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals are scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 16 in Castlebar and you can be sure that a large Ardagh and Longford contingent will be making the journey west to cheer on the talented young ladies.
Longford were also represented at the Leinster Finals by Mostrim and Killoe.
Mostrim, mentored by Kate O'Donohoe McLoughlin and Pauline O'Neill Flood, took part in the Léiriú competition, while Anna Moorhead, from Emmet Og Killoe, represented Longford in the solo singing.
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Scór. Scór is a GAA competition that combines all 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.
The Longford Senior Scór Final is scheduled for Saturday, February 9 in Abbeylara.