All Ireland glory beckons for the Spa Set Dancers of Kianan O Doherty, Liam Spillane, Gary O Sullivan, Cian O Sullivan, Erin Holland, Meghann Cronin, Aine Brosnan and Orlaith Spillane from the East Kerry Football Board as they had to get over some tough opposition to enter the winners enclosure at the County Cork venue of Ovens where a packed Community Centre enjoyed the best of Music, Song, Dance and Act at the Munster Finals of Scor Na nOg on Sunday last January 8th.
Competition was most certainly of the highest standard and in fairness the adjudicators had to make difficult decisions before their final deliberations The remaining five Kerry representatives Spa in Figure Dancing, Cian Sheehan; Firies in the Recitation, Glenflesk in Ballad Group, Instrumental Music by Ballydonoghue and in Leiriu, Na Gaeil with each performing brilliantly but just proved a bridge too far on this occasion; but in a few of those disciplines the Kerry representatives must feel hard done by. However it was a great honour for Scor in the County to have so many involved at this stage of the competition and all the participants can feel proud of their performances, they did both their respective Clubs and County proud on the day.
Of course the Spa Club will be doubly involved at National level as their Quiz Team of Louise Fleming, Daniel O Sullivan, James Lynch, Kieran O Doherty who qualified at the County Finals last November in the C.Y.M.S Hall, Killorglin;and due to a change in this category the County champions in each County will go directly through to the All Ireland Finals. Spa who are the National champions in this discpline will be all out to make it three in a row of All Ireland titles.
Besides the Clubs involved Kerry were well represented with Fear a Ti Liam O Laoire, formally of Rathmore and now domiciled in Cratloe, County Clare, Tom Herlihy, Ballymacelligot who is Chairman of Munster Scor and and Jackie Walsh from the St. Senans Club who is the Counties Delegate to Munster. Presentation of medals to all the winners was performed by the Chairman of the Munster Council, Diarmuid O Sullivan, Cork.
The next step in the journey will be the Waterfront Theatre, Belfast on Saturday February 11th commencing at 3pm where the All Ireland Finals of Scor Na Nog will take place. The Quiz will go ahead at the same venue with a starting time of 11am.