Scór Sinsear – County Finals

The Millstreet Team which won the Munster Scór Sinsear Question Time in 2009. The team were (front row): John Tarrant, Liam Flynn, Pat Sheehan

The County finals of the Cork Scór Sinsear are on tonight in Eire Óg GAA Pavilion in Ovens at 7pm. Millstreet are represented in the Novelty Act (Cian O’Mahony and Jerry Doody) while they are also in the Question Time (John Tarrant, Jerry Doody and Pat Sheehan)

RESULTS: County Champions in the Question Time, Second in the Novelty Act
Millstreet enjoyed success at the County Senior Scór Finals hosted in the Eire Og GAA Pavillion, Ovens last night. A question time team of Jerry Doody, Pat Sheehan and John Tarrant retained their county title. Millstreet added a runner up position in the novelty act per a trio of Geraldine Dennehy, James Linehan and Jerry Doody.The triumphant Millstreet team progresses to a Munster semi final scheduled for home soil in Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Sunday, March 7. – (reporter John Tarrant)

Indeed Duhallow competitors won 7 of the 8 titles on offer: Results and more below

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Instrumental Music All-Ireland Champions

Scór na nÓg All-Ireland finals: Millstreet were popular winners to capture the Instrumental Music category from a quintet of Donal Linehan, Alanna Barry, Kelly Murphy, James Linehan and Cian Dennehy who delivered a series of rousing tunes to capture their first title. In doing so, Millstreets efforts met unaminous approval and fended off the challenge provided by Corofin(Galway),Scottstown(Monaghan) and Dromard (Longford). Pictured with GAA President Christy Cooney (right). (click on the photo for a better shot)

Congratulations to all involved, because it takes a lot of effort to get everything right for the five different stages to win the All-Ireland.

Photos and full report from John Tarrant (more below)

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Ballydaly in Early February

A cold start to another cold Winter’s day
From the overnight frost the old fields looking gray
A cold wind is blowing from Caherbarnagh Hill
And the Cails bank high from Kippagh flows with a will
To join with Finnow In flood waters of brown
In Claraghatlea a mile from Millstreet Town
As a result of yesterday’s heavy rain
Flood waters are babbling in the roadside drain
And hungry redwings chirping on the leafless trees
In temperatures of minus one degrees
In the farmyard in galvanize cattle shed
The hungry cows and bullocks bellow to be fed
And February is blowing out a cold chill
In the harsh wind from Caherbarnagh Hill.

from Francis Duggan