Drumamness GAC Scór team aim for glory in Ulster final

Drumamness GAC Scór team aim for glory in Ulster final

9 January 2019

A DRAMA group from Drumaness GAC are one step away from being crowned Ulster Scór na nOg champions. 

Eight young people from the club will take to the stage in Silvberbridge, Co Armagh, on Saturday night with their play about Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, a renowned suffragette who led the fight to secure Irish women the right to vote. 

While 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the suffragette movement, it also marked the 50th anniversary of Scór, a celebration of all that is good in Irish music, dance, singing and story-telling.

The Drumaness team, who will be taking part in the novelty act, or Léiriú, category, is made up of boys and girls aged between seven and 13, who don’t appear to be phased at all by the level of attention they are receiving. 

Club spokesman Kevin Brennan said they had “nerves of steel” in reaching the Ulster final where five other acts from Co Down will be competing in other categories.

Victory for Drumaness will secure them a place in the All-Ireland final in Castlebar, Co Mayo, in February.

Kevin said: “Drumaness Léiriú or novelty act, will follow in the footsteps of their Scór senior teams who have competed in many Ulster finals, some of who are now their mentors and bring with them some great experience and knowledge as they bid to win an Ulster title.

“I would like to wish all the clubs taking part the best of luck on Saturday but especially Drumaness, who are an exceptional group as they go forward to represent their county in an Ulster final.