Limerick hosts Munster Scór 2014 and wins two singing titles in UL

Donal O’Regan

Reporter:

Donal O’Regan

Wearing the county colours: Ahane GAA's figure dancers graced the boards of the University Concert Hall and had the crowd cheering
MUNSTER Scór is as competitive on stage as the players are on the pitch.

MUNSTER Scór is as competitive on stage as the players are on the pitch.

There was a huge variety of talent on display in the University Concert Hall. Scór is a GAA competition that combines all the colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games with the social and fun element of Ireland’s traditional past-times.

Pallasgrean was the pride of the county as it emerged victorious in both singing competitions. Úna Ní Riain, daughter of county board Irish and cultural officer Michael, won the solo singing competition to much acclaim. While she was joined by her father, mother Teresa, and two sisters Anna Jane and Maria, to also annex the ballad group honours.

The other clubs to do Limerick proud were Feenagh/Kilmeedy in the novelty act; Ahane in figure dancing; Mungret/St Paul’s in instrumental music and Patrickswell in set dancing.

A large body of Limerick supporters travelled UL to watch the talent on show and support their clubs. An added attraction was that Munster Scór has not been held in Limerick since 1999. The Bean an Ti for the afternoon was Eilis Ní Chathasaigh, a former All Ireland Scór winner in recitation, and the principal of Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa.

The Limerick GAA County Board expressed its delight that Limerick was represented in all competitions, as bringing the Munster final of Scór to Limerick city was a “major part of our strategy to honour Limerick as City of Culture”.

Pallasgreen now look forward to the All-Ireland finals of Scor which will be held in Castlebar on Saturday, April 26