Saturday night was one of the great and memorable nights for Donegal Scór in Ulster. Comhghairdeas le Catriona Solan who got through to the Ulster final in the solo singing competition following her flawless rendition of “THE LAST FAREWELL”. Catriona is joined in the Ulster final by Lisa O’Donnell from Glenswilly who had the crowd in stitches with her rendition of “MARY ANN MCGEE”. Glenswilly had further success on the night when the Léiriú team qualified for the Ulster final with a tremendous short play about the 1916 Rising. Baile na nGallóglach (Milford) rounded off the great night for Donegal when their instrumental group raised the roof and became the fourth Donegal act on the night to qualify for the Ulster final in Downpatrick on Saturday next (20th February at 5.00pm). The Ceilí Dancers from St. Nauls and the Ballad group from Moville also gave a great account of themselves but came up against very stiff opposition on the night with many of the clubs from Derry, Down and Tyrone that they were up against being former Ulster and All Ireland champions in the ballad group and ceilí dancing competitions.
This is one of the best nights in many years for Donegal at Ulster level and while we have no silverware yet, we are definitely going in the right direction.
We wish all our competitors the very best of luck on Saturday when they will represent their clubs and county in the Ulster final and there is no doubt that the talent is there to book places in the All Ireland finals in April. Go néirigh go geal leo go léir. Dún na nGall ABÚ.
Important Dates on the Donegal GAA Cultural Calendar:
20th February: 11.00am – 1.00pm: Workshop in St. Eunans GAA club with presentations from Glór na nGael and Líofa. All clubs are asked to attend this important workshop which will offer clubs information and support for the promotion of the Irish language within their clubs and parishes
20th February: 5.00pm Ulster final of Scór Sinsear 2016 with four top class acts from Donegal taking part. All support welcome.
26th February: 8.00pm County final of Tráth na gCeist Bord in the Mount Errigal Hotel. All clubs are asked to send a team of four people to this Irish language quiz where the winners will receive Donegal GAA county medals and the teams placed in second and third place will also qualify for the Ulster final which will take place in Armagh in March.
17th March: Bailiúchán na Teanga. Again all clubs are asked to help out.