Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney had two entries in the Scór County final this year which was held in the Parish Hall in Roundwood recently.Scór is a GAA competition that combines all the club colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games while promoting Ireland’s traditional past-times and culture. It also maintains the social side of the club during the winter months when Football and Hurling have ceased.
There are eight events/disciplines in Scór that cover all aspects of Irish culture: Figure/Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Recitation/Scéalaíocht, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Question Time and Set Dancing. The competition is divided into two age levels, Scór Na nÓg, for young people under 17 and Scór Sinsear, for those over 17.
Just like the All-Ireland Football and Hurling Championships clubs taking part in Scór must first take part in a county championship. The winners go on to the provincial championship and then the All-Ireland Final.In the Scór na nÓg County final, four dancers representing AGB won their category with an excellent four hand reel. The wonderful Irish dancers; Muireann Nί Chonchúir, Aine Nί Chonchúir, Caoimhe Nί Chonchúir and Meadbh Nί Chonchúir showcased a riveting display of Irish dancing! They will now represent the club in the Leinster semi-finals on Sunday 15th December in Parnells GAA Club, Dublin. At Senior level, AGB were represented in the solo singing section by Helen Gubbins who gave a rousing performance but unfortunately will not move forward to the Leinsters. Congratulations to all our competitors.AGB are currently recruiting for table quiz teams to represent the club at both levels. The Scór meetings and practices will begin again in January to begin preparations for next year’s competitions. All welcome – club and non-club members. Any queries contact AGB Irish Officer, Kathryn Noone, on 0868664931.