The results for the Longford qualifiers of the Leinster Fleadh are in!

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Micheál O'Murchú, Sylvia Baumberger and James Breheny performed at the opening concert of the County Longford Fleadh Cheoil in Newtownforbes Picture: Shelley Corcoran

Micheál O'Murchú, Sylvia Baumberger and James Breheny performed at the opening concert of the County Longford Fleadh Cheoil in Newtownforbes Picture: Shelley Corcoran

The County Longford Fleadh Cheoil senior competitions were held on Sunday, April 7 in Scoil Mhuire NS, Newtownforbes.

There were over 300 participants in the senior competitions, and the standard of music, song and dance was very high.
All those who won 1st, 2nd & 3rd Rec (recommended for Leinster) qualify to compete in the Leinster Fleadh Cheoil to be held in Athboy/Ráth Chairn, Co Meath from July 12 - 14.

The following are the results:

Fiddle U12
1st Molly Hughes, Ballymore CCÉ; 2nd Emma Maynard, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 3rd Tomás Mulligan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.
Fiddle 12-15 yrs
1st Nadine Smith, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Leila Noone, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 3rd Rec Naoise Hourican, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Fiddle O18 yrs
1st Cathal Culliney, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Button Accordion U12
1st Meabh Flood, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Shauna Reilly Leavy, John Dungan CCÉ; 3rd Rec Thomas Flood, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Button Accordion 12-15 yrs
1st Aoibhinn Lynch, John Dungan CCÉ; 2nd Eileen Boyle, John Dungan CCÉ; 3rd Dylan Hanley, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Button Accordion 15-18 yrs
1st Michael Doyle, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Dónal Mulligan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Button Accordion O18 yrs
1st Darren Culliney, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Flute U12
1st Tomás Mulligan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Oran Lennon, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Flute 12-15 yrs
1st Catriona Ryan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Flute 15-18 yrs1st Tommy Cunningham, John Dungan CCÉ.

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Whistle U12
1st Doireann Ní Mhurchú, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 2nd Oran Lennon, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 3rd Rec Tomás Mulligan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Whistle 12-15 yrs
1st Tara Spollen, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Catriona Ryan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 3rd Rec Orla May Gilligan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Whistle 15-18 yrs
1st Tommy Cunningham, John Dungan CCÉ; 2nd Kayanna Greene, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 3rd Rec Mary Sheridan, Joe Callaghan CCE.

Piano Accordion, U12
1st Maria McKenna, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 2nd Deirine Farrar, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 3rd Ava Donohoe, John Dungan CCÉ.

Concertina U12
1st Doireann Ní Mhurchú, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 2nd Abby McHugh, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 3rd Sorcha Ni Mhaonaigh, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Concertina 12-15 yrs
1st Laoise Hanley, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 2nd Rachel McGrath, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Concertina 15-18 yrs
1st Alaidh Ni Mhuire, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Mouth Organ 12-15 yrs
1st Nadine Smith, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Banjo U12
1st Tomás Mulligan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Ciara Crossan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 3rd Patrick Lynch, John Dungan CCÉ.

Banjo 12-15 yrs
1st Catriona Ryan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Dearbhaila Lynch, John Dungan CCÉ; 3rd Rec Selena Greene, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Banjo 15-18 yrs
1st Kate Sexton, John Dungan CCÉ.

Banjo O18 yrs
1st Owen Smith, Joe Callaghan CCE; 2nd Liam Doherty, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Mandolin U12
1st Tomás Mulligan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Patrick Lynch, John Dungan CCÉ; 3rd Brian Reynolds, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Mandolin 12-15 yrs
1st Dearbhaila Lynch, John Dungan CCÉ; 2nd Tommy Killian, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Piano U12
1st Rachel Higgins, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Lucy Maher, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Piano 12-15 yrs
1st Dylan Hanley, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 2nd Ciara Culliney, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Piano 15-18 yrs
1st Tommy Cunningham, John Dungan CCÉ.

Melodeon 12-15 yrs
1st Aoibhinn Lynch, John Dungan CCÉ.

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Accompaniment U12 yrs
1st Katie McGrath, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 2nd Meabh Flood, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Accompaniment 12-15 yrs
1st Maria Ledwith, John Dungan CCÉ; 2nd Cora Murphy, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Accompaniment 15-18 yrs
1st Grace Ross, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Bodhrán U12
1st Niamh Kennedy, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Norah Drake, John Dungan CCÉ.

Bodhrán 12-15 yrs
1st Nadine Smith, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Setanta Flood, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Bodhrán 15-18 yrs
1st Grace Ross, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Kayanna Greene, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Bodhrán O18 yrs
1st Maeve Donnelly, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Céilí Band Drums U12
1st Thomas Flood, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd James Ross, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Céilí Band Drums 12-15 yrs
1st Nadine Smith, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Setanta Flood, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Céilí Band Drums O18 yrs
1st Owen Smith, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Fiddle Slow Airs U12
1st Emma Maynard, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Tomás Mulligan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 3rd Molly Hughes, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Fiddle Slow Airs 12-15 yrs
1st Leila Noone, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Naoise Hourican, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 3rd Katherine Kilduff, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Whistle Slow Airs U12
1st Tomás Mulligan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Chloe Spollen, Joe Callaghan CCE; 3rd Rec Oran Lennon, Longford-Newtownforbes CCÉ.

Whistle Slow Airs 12-15 yrs
1st Tara Spollen, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Cara Walshe, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Whistle Slow Airs 15-18 yrs
1st Mary Sheridan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Duets U12
1st Oran & Daire Lennon, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 2nd Patrick & Cormac Lynch, John Dungan CCÉ; 3rd Doireann Ni Mhurchu & Harry McCann, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Duets 12-15 yrs
1st Dearbháila & Aoibhinn Lynch, John Dungan CCÉ; 2nd Laoise & Dylan Hanley, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Duets 15-18 yrs
1st Michael Doyle & Ciarán Mulligan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Dónal & Pádraig Mulligan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 3rd Leila Noone & Sarah Doyle, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Duets O18 yrs
1st Owen & Nadine Smith, Joe Callaghan CCE; 2nd Darren & Cathal Culliney, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Trios U12 yrs
1st Doireann Ni Mhurchu, Harry McCann & Oran Lennon, Newtownforbes-Longford CCE; 2nd Mark McQuaid, Maria McKenna & Caoimhe Donnelly, Joe Callaghan CCÉ & Newtownforbes-Longford CCE.

Trios 12-15 yrs
1st Laoise, Diarmuid & Dylan Hanley, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Trios 15-18 yrs
1st Michael Doyle, Ciarán Mulligan & Eoin Walsh, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

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Céili Band U12
1st Craobh Rua Nua, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Wolfe Tones, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Grupaí Cheoil 12-15 yrs
1st Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Irish Singing (Women) U12 yrs
1st Rachel O’Loughlin, Newtownforbes-Longford CCE; 2nd Clíodhna Ni Mhaonaigh, Newtownforbes-Longford CCE; 3rd Rec Shauna Manning, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Irish Singing (Women) 15-18 yrs
1st Nicole Shepherd, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Irish Singing (Men) U12 yrs
1st Brian Reynolds, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

English Singing (Ladies) U12
1st Shauna Manning, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 2nd Grainne Lynch, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 3rd Niamh Palin, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

English Singing (Ladies) 12-15 yrs
1st Erin Ross, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Nicole Shepherd, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

English Singing (Ladies) 15-18 yrs
1st Aoife Bríd Palin, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

English Singing (Men) U12
1st Brian Reynolds, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Oran Lennon, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Lilting O18 yrs
1st Darren Culliney, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Newly Composed Tune, Any Age
1st Darren Culliney, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 2nd Pádraig Mulligan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; 3rd Tomás Mulligan, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

8-Hand Ceili Dancing (Ladies), 12-15 yrs
1st Granard/Sacred Heart

4-Hand Ceili Dancing (Mixed), U12
1st Cill Eo Set Dancers

Full Set (Ladies), U12 yrs
1st Granard/Abbeylara

Full Set (Ladies) 12-15 yrs
1st Granard

Full Set (Ladies) O18 yrs
1st Mullinalaghta

Full Set (Mixed) U12
1st Granard A; 2nd Granard B

Full Set (Mixed) 12-15 yrs
1st Abbeylara/Granard

Rince ar an Sean Nós U12
1st Sarah O’Leary, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 2nd Doireann Ni Mhurchú, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 3rd Rec Cormac Lynch, John Dungan CCÉ.

Rince ar an Sean Nós 12-15 yrs
1st Maria Ledwith, John Dungan CCÉ; 2nd Laoise Hanley, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Rince ar an Sean Nós O18 yrs
1st Maeve Donnelly, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Comhrá Gaeilge U9
Qualified to Leinster: Roisin Ní Mhaonaigh, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; Chloe Manning, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; Aaron Ó Míacháin, St Mary’s NS.

Comhrá Gaeilge 9-11 yrs
Qualified to Leinster: Sorcha Ni Mhaonaigh, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; Doireann Ní Mhurchú, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; Diarmuid Ó hÁinle, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Comhrá Gaeilge 11-13 yrs
All Qualified: Clíodhna Ní Mhaonaigh, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; Rosaleen Coyle, Joe Callaghan CCÉ; Laoise Hanley, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; Katie Manning, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; Shauna Manning, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; Elaine Tully, Ballinalee.

Comhrá Gaeilge 13-15 yrs
All Qualified: Eileen Boyle, John Dungan CCÉ; Dylan Hanley, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Comhrá Gaeilge 15-18 yrs
All Qualified: Siobhan Tully, Ballinalee; Alaidh Ní Mhuirí, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; Sarah Doyle, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Story Telling U12 yrs
1st Chloe Spollen, Joe Callaghan CCÉ.

Scéalaíocht U12 yrs
1st Shauna Manning, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 2nd Rachel O’Loughlin, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.

Scéalaíocht 12-15 yrs
1st Laoise Hanley, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ; 2nd Katie Manning, Newtownforbes-Longford CCÉ.