Calling all Ballinteer St John members Under 17 years of age …

The Scór na nÓg 2011 Championship starts shortly with a competition to select performers from the clubs of the county to go forward to represent Dublin in the Leinster round of this  young Irish talent competition. Scór is the GAA’s inter-club/inter county competition to promote the Irish Language & Culture and this year’s Scór na nÓg championship is open to registered members who will be under 17 years of age on 1st January 2011.


In order to compete in Scór Ballinteer St Johns must be represented in a minimum of 2 of the following disciplines:-

1) Rince Foirne                                   Céilí or Figure Dancing, 4 or 8 Dancers

2) Amhránaíocht Aonair                      Solo Singing, a song of Irish character

3) Ceol Uirlise                                     Instrumental Group, 2 – 5 musicians

4) Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht           Recitation/Story, poem/story of Irish character

5) Bailéad Ghrúpa                               Ballad Group, 3 – 5 singers/musicians

6) Tráth na gCeist                               Question Time, 1-2 teams of 3,(1 Irish speaker)

7) Nuachleas                                       Novelty Act, light entertainment by 2 – 8 people

8) Rince Seit                                       Set Dancing, 4 or 8 dancers


St Johns would like to encourage all its talented young members to enter and represent their club in any or all of the 8 disciplines, above.

For more details and competition rules visit:-

The first phase of the competition sees Clubs across Dublin select their Teams to participate at County level, from which the successful contestants will progress to the Leinster finals. Those contestants who are successful in the Provincial finals will go forward to the National Finals where the winners will receive the much-coveted All Ireland Championship medals.


To enter Scór na nÓg or for more information please contact Aodán Ó Lorcáin on 087 249 6076 or by e-mail at on or before 22nd October 2010. In the event of oversubscription for the number of places available on the team a selection event will take place in the clubhouse function room at 7.00 PM on Sunday 24th October 2010.


The relevant dates for Scór na nÓg 2010/2011 are as follows:-

  24/10/2010 – Ballinteer St Johns team selection

    9/11/2010 – DublinCounty semi-final 1: 8.00 PM Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club

  10/11/2010 – DublinCounty semi-final 2: 8.00 PM Naomh Mearnóg GAA Club

  17/11/2010 – DublinCounty final: 7.30 PM Craobh Chiaráin GAA Club

4-5/12/2010 – Leinster semi-final: venue tba

   16/1/2011 – Leinster final: venue tba

   19/2/2011 – All Ireland Final: Castlebar