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Scór

In the Official Guide of the Gaelic Athletic Association Rule 4 states as a clear objective the following: “The Association shall actively support the Irish language, traditional Irish dancing, music, song and other aspects of Irish culture.”With the birth of Scór in 1969 the GAA through its clubs has become actively involved in promoting Irish culture in a meaningful and enjoyable manner. Language and culture are amongst the most important elements of Irish heritage. The GAA, through its many clubs throughout the country and through Scór nÓg and Scór Sinsear, has played a significant part in the revival of our culture and heritage in creating an understanding and interest in its importance.Scór competitions commence in each county with clubs competing to represent their county in one of the many different Scór events. County winners go through to the Provincial Finals with the winners at that stage qualifying for the All-Ireland Finals.

 

Currect All-Ireland Champions Coill an Chlochair Naomh Mhuire/Ceapach

 

Scór is divided in two sections. Scór na nÓg caters for the younger GAA members while Scór Sinsear caters for adults members.

The national finals of both Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsear are a wonderful occasion and winning a national title is a tremendous honour for any club.

 

Killyclogher GAC has a proud record of taking part in Scór Sinsear and Scór na nÓg and has been fortunate to win county, Ulster and all-ireland titles. As part of what the club offers, Scor is promoted as enthusiastically as the other strands of the GAA.

 

There has been huge involvement in Scór from its inception in the club but the big breakthrough came with a victory in the Instrumental Group in Scór Sinsear in 1991. Since then the club has won three further All-Ireland titles in Scór Sinsear (Ceili in 2001, and Novelty Act in 2004 and 2006) and one in Scór na nÓg in the Ballad Group. There have been numerous county and provincial titles won in both Scor na nOg and Scor Sinsear and many of these can count themselves unfortunate not to have achieved further success at national level.

 

Killyclogher novelty act, 'Flight of the Earls'

 

Killyclogher tries hard to promote all things Irish. Club members who take part in Scor remark how much fun it is and how it brings members together. While winning is nice it is the taking part that makes it all worthwhile. There is always disappointment when you lose but as we say in the club “Sure there’s always next year!”

Promotion of Scor within the club and the county is a full time vocation. It has been kept very much to the fore by the Club committee and especially Donal Magee, Patricia Mullan and Paula Clarke. Former club Chairman Donal Magee is the main man in the Tyrone Scor and Culture committee and has played a central role in the growth of Scor and the promotion of the Irish Language within the county. Indeed one of the initiatives that Donal was heavily involved with won national recognition and a special award at Croke Park in 2010.

The club, and Paula and Patricia in particular are always looking for anyone who is interested in taking part in Scor Sinsear or Scor na Og. Anyone who feels they would like to contribute should make themselves known to Patricia or Paula. We’re always on the look out for new talent!!