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Scor na nOg
Our club took part in the final of Scor na nOg in Ballymore on Sunday last. Well done to our set dancers, Eleanor Murphy, Grace Gallagher, Eabha Cassidy, Eleanor Bolger, Isabel Ripley, Emer Jackson, Shannon Dalton and Viv Preda who put on a brilliant display but had to give second best to St. Joseph’s on the day.


Scór na nÓg

On Friday night the 16th of November our club took part in the first round of Scór in Ballymore and all who participated gave a great account of themselves. We were successful in reaching the next round in figure dancing(Ciara Cuskelly, Chloe Ruane, Megan Ruane, Emily O’Brien, Hannah Gunning, Katie Killian, Aoife Corcoran,Tara Dennehy), instrumental music(Emer McKeown, Roisin McKeown,Geraldine McKeown, Emily O’Brien, Niamh Claffey) , solo singing(Laura Kelly), question time(Orla Daly, Pauric Kincaid, Cathal Daly), novelty act(Orla daly, Cathal Daly, Liam McNally Woods, Ciara Cuskelly, Johnny Birmingham, Sinead Kiernan, Laura Varley) and set dancing(Orla Daly, Robyn Seery, Ciara Cuskelly, Chloe Ruane, Megan Ruane, Aoife Corcoran, Tara Dennehy, Emily O’Brien).

21st November 2012.

Scór na nÓg

Congratulations to our novelty act team who qualified for the Leinster Finals of the competition. The group, which included Shane Ward, Liam McNally Woods, James Murphy, Cathal Daly, Frankie Deegan, Ciara Corcoran, Orla Daly and Ciara Cuskelly are wished the best of luck in the finals which will be held in Ballymore on January 15th 2012.


The County Finals of Scor was held in the excellent Downs G.A.A. Centre on Saturday night last. St. Malachys were represented by Niall Kelly in the solo singing competition and we congratulate him on reaching the final and doing so well. Congratulations to St. Josephs club who won the question time and received the Johnny Garvin Memorial Cup.

Congratulations to Niall Kelly who qualified for the county final in the solo singing competition when he competed in the semi final held in The Downs. Also well done to our question time team of Frank Kiernan,  Matt Kirby and Ciaran Kirby who took part on the night but failed to qualify for the final.

SCOR NA NOG 2010/2011

Hard luck to Shane Ward who despite giving his usual outstanding performance in the Leinster Final had to give second best to his Kildare opponent on the night.  Well done to Shane on reaching the Leinster Final and we don't doubt that he'll be back to defend his county title next year!

Congratulations to Shane Ward on winning the County final in the Receitation/Story-Telling competition.  Shane took part in the Leinster Semi-Final in Ballymore on Saturday 8th January where he progressed to the Leinster Final.  Best of luck to Shane in the Final which takes place next weekend.

Best of luck to all member of St. Malachys Scor na nOg team taking part in the County Final in Ballymore Community Centre on Sunday 28th November at 3pm.  The Club will be contesting the Figure Dancing, Instrumental Music, Recitation, Novelty Act and Set Dancing competitions.


Leinster Final for Novelty Act

Hard luck to the Novelty Act team and their mentors who despite giving another great performance failed to get the nod from the judges on the night and had to give way to Longford.  No doubt Banjo and Martin will already be looking ahead to next Winter.

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The Novelty Act team progressed to the Leinster Final following their semi-final appearance on Saturday last in Ballymore.  The reigning Leinster Champions will appear in their third final in a row at the end of January.   Well done to all concerned and best of luck in January.

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Congratulations to the Novelty Act team of Shane Ward, Dean McDermott, Eoin Quinn, Neal Kirby, Diarmuid O'Brien, Avril Corbett, Ciara Corcoran, Orlaith Daly on their win in the County Final on Sunday last.  Congrats also to their mentors Martin Daly & Banjo Quinn - this win makes it four in a row for this group under Martin & Banjos leadership.  Best of luck to them in the Leinster semi-final which takes place in Ballymore on Saturday 5th December at 6pm.  Visit our photo's page to see a picture of the happy group!

Well done also to the Set Dancers and the Question Time team from Castletown Camogie who gave a great display and were unluckly not to be adding to the medal tally at the end of the night.

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Well done to the Novelty Act & Set Dancers who qualified for the County Final of
Scor na nOg which takes place next Sunday, 29th November in Ballymore Community Centre at 3pm.

The semi-final took place on Saturday night in The Downs GAA Clubhouse and when the results were announced the Novelty Act team of Shane Ward, Dean McDermott, Eoin Quinn, Neal Kirby, Diarmuid O'Brien, Avril Corbett, Ciara Corcoran, Orlaith Daly and the set dancers - Diarmuid O'Brien, Robyn Seery, Michelle Maloney, Orlaith Daly, Ciara Corcoran, Stephan Fagan, Johnny Bermingham, and Michael Dennehy, had all qualified for the final.

Well done also to the Castletown-Geoghegan Camogie Club Question Time team of Ciaran Glennon, David Pidgeon and Shane Killian who are also through the final after winning the semi-final competition.

Hard luck to all the other local compeititors who were taking part on the night and who put in some great performances.  Well done also to all the mentors who look after the various acts.


No joy for Club in All-Ireland Final

In Count John McCormack Hall in AIT Athlone on Saturday 21st February, the Club were proud to be represented in two competitions - Solo Singing and Novelty Act.  Well done to Kathryn Nea who was outstanding as always in the Solo Singing as were Emer Clarke, Niall Kelly, Aonghus Clarke, Neal Kirby, Fergal Daly, Shane Ward, Dean McDermott and Eoin Quinn in the Novelty Act.  Both acts were unlucky not to get the nod from the Judges, there can't have been much in it when the final marks were totted up.

There was a large attendance from the local area to support the two Acts and it was great to see the colours being displayed on the day.

Well done to the excellent Scor Committee for the excellent work they do every year in promoting Scor in the area and providing an outlet for the youth in the area over the Winter months.

26th February, 2009.

Club scoops two Leinster Titles

The Club continued its great Scor run on Sunday last when we captured two provincial titles at the Leinster Final which was held in Ballymore on Sunday 11th January.

Kathryn Nea retained the Solo Singing title which she won last year with her usual polished performance.  Emer Clarke gave another great performance in the Recitation but had to give way to the competitor from Wexford when the results were announced.  She didn't have time to be too disappointed, however, as, on their third attempt she was part of the Novelty Act team who gave a very well received performance to also qualify for the All-Ireland.  Congratulations to Emer, Aonghus Clarke, Neal Kirby, Eoin Quinn, Fearghal Daly, Niall Kelly, Dean McDermott and Shane Ward and to their mentors Banjo Quinn and Martin Daly.

Both acts will now represent St. Malachys, Westmeath and Leinster in the All-Ireland final which will be held in Athlone on 21st February.

11th January, 2009.

Best of luck to Kathryn Nea, Emer Clarke and our Novelty Act team who take part in the Leinster Final in Ballymore on Sunday 11th January.

7th January, 2009

Congratulations to Kathryn Nea, Emer Clarke and our Novelty Act team, all of whom qualified for the Leinster Final of Scor na nOg which will take place in mid-January.

17th December, 2008

Once again our Scor na nOg team excelled in the County Final which was held in Ballymore on Sunday last 23rd November. recapturing the three titles they claimed last year.

First up for the Club was defending Leinster Champion Kathryn Nea in the Solo-Singing.  As usual Kathryn didn't disappoint and there was no surprise at the end of the night when her name was called out.

Emer Clarke was once again flying the flag for the Club in the Receitation and yet again she took home the Sean Cowley trophy, presented by her mother, Maura.

Emer captured her second medal of the night when the Novelty Act team, which also included Aonghus Clarke, Neal Kirby, Niall Kelly, Dean McDermott, Fearghal Daly, Eoin Quinn and Shane Ward gave another outstanding performance to take their third title in a row.  Well done to all especailly Shane who had to contend with a prop malfunction - needless to say he handled it like a pro!

Our set dancing team of Michelle Maloney, Ciara Corcoran, Orla Daly, Robyn Seery, Diarmuid O'Brien, Johnny Bermingham, Michael Dennehy and Stephen unfortunately had to give way to the excellent The Downs team who were taking their fifth title in a row!

To cap an already terrific night there was great celebrations when the Club was announced as the Club of Year.

Many congratulations to all who took part and also to those who competed for Castletown Hurling and Camogie Clubs.

See below for photos

Emer Clarke & Kathryn Nea    

         George Hatton (Scor Chairman), Maura Clarke, Emer Clarke, Tom Farrell (Co Board Chairmain)
Novelty Act
Banjo Quinn, Fearghal Daly, Eoin Quinn, Neal Kirby, Dean McDermott, Martin Daly.
George Hatton, Emer Clarke, Shane Ward, Aonghus Clarke, Niall Kelly

Club of the Year
George Hatton, Rose Longworth, Bridget Ward, Pat Nea, Deirdre Cowley Kennedy, Tom Farrell

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St. Malachys Scor na nOg group were in action in the first round of the Scor na nOg competition in Milltown Community Centre on Saturday 1st November.  The following represented the Club:

Solo Singing:  Kathryn Nea

Recitation: Emer Clarke

Question Time:  Edward Bermingham, Kathryn Nea, Aonghus Clarke

Novelty Act:  Aonghus Clarke, Shane Ward, Niall Kelly, Neal Kirby, Fergal Daly, Dean McDermott, Eoin Quinn, Emer Clarke.

Set Dancing:  Robyn Seery, Ciara Corcoran, Michelle Maloney, Orla Daly, Diarmuid O'Brien, Stephen Fagan, Michael Dennehy, Johnny Bermingham.

All gave great performances on the night and the following acts qualified for the semi-final which will take place on Friday 14th November in Ballymore - Solo Singing, Receitation, Novelty Act and Set Dancing.  Many thanks to all the competitors for taking part and a special word of thanks to the various mentors.



Kathryn narrowly misses out

Despite giving her usual oustanding performance in the All-Ireland Final on Saturday last, Kathryn Nea failed to get the nod from the judges. Indeed Leinster failed to get the nod in any of the competitions.  Well done to Kathryn on reaching the final - no doubt she'll be hoping to go one better next year !

Club wins Leinster Final

Many congratulations to Kathryn Nea who captured the Leinster Title in the Solo Singing competition on Sunday last in Ballymore.  Kathryn gave her usual polished performance despite an early hiccup with the microphone and saw off strong competition from Offaly, Kildare and Longford.  Kathryn will now represent the Club, County and Province in the All-Ireland Final which takes place on Saturday 16th February in Athlone Institute of Technology.

Leinster Final 2007

Hard Luck to Emer Clarke, who, despite giving it her all in the Recitation had to give way to the Offaly champion who recaptured the provincial title he last held in 2006.  Emer also took part in the Novelty Act competition alongside Aonghus Clarke, Diarmuid Garvin, Neal Kirby, Shane Ward, Fearghal Daly, Eoin Quinn and Avril Corbett.  Once again the team gave a solid performance,  going down well with the audience, however in the end the nod went to the team from Wexford.   It has been a great year for these boys and girls who competed in the Leinster Final for the second year running - maybe it will be a case of third time lucky for them next year !

The Club would like to congratulate all the children who took part in Scor na nOg this year and thank all the mentors for their hard work and dedication.  

Club to contest Leinster Final in 3 competitions

The Leinster semi-final of Scor na nOg was held on Sunday last 9th December in The Downs.  After an excellent nights entertainment there was great celebration when it was announced that Kathryn Nea in solo-singing, Emer Clarke in Receitation and the Novelty Act team of Aonghus Clarke, Diarmuid Garvin, Neal Kirby, Fearghal Daly, Eoin Quinn, Shane Ward, Emer Clarke and Avril Corbett had all progressed to the Leinster Final which will be held on 13th January in Ballymore.

Best of luck to them and to the other Westmeath contenders - St. Marys in the Figure Dancing, Moate in the Ballad Group and The Downs in the Set Dancing.

Club captures 3 titles in County Finals

The County Finals of Scor na nOg were held in Ballymore on Sunday 25th November, 2007 and there was great delight when the results were read out as the Club had annexed 3 of the titles.

Kathryn Nea was really up against it, having to compete with All-Ireland Champion Katie McCarthy of Mullingar Shamrocks, but after a flawless perforamnce, Kathryn was announced the winner.

Next up was Emer Clarke in the recitation and she proved the popular winner of the Sean Cowley Trophy.

The plans of our Novelty Act were thrown into disarray with the last withdrawal of Aonghus Clarke through illness, but Dean McDermott proved to be an able stand-in.  Well done to Dean, Eoin Quinn, Emer Clarke, Neal Kirby, Avril Corbett, Diarmuid Garvin, Shane Ward & Fearghal Daly.  Great credit to Martin Daly & Banjo quinn who coached the kids and helped them cope with the last minute hitch.  Best wishes and a speedy recovery to Aonghus.

All 3 acts now represent Westmeath in the Leinster Semi-Final which takes palce on Sunday 9th December in The Downs GAA Centre at 3 pm.

Hard Luck to the the two young set-dancing teams representing St. Malachy's and St. Malachy's/Ballinagore who lost out to a well-polished The Downs side on Sunday last.  Also to the Castletown Camogie competitors in the Question Time and Novelty Act competititions.  Well done on reaching the final !

St. Malachys set dancers:       
Orla Daly, Diarmuid O'Brien, Robin Seery, Stephen Fagan, Ciara Corcoran, Michael Dennehy, Michelle Maloney, Johnny Bermingham.

St. Malachys/Ballinagore
set dancers:
Orlaigh Brennan, Jane O'Neill, Dearvala O'Connor, Caroline Kelly, Laura Kelly, Katie Kirby, Grace Sheerin, Fiona Bray.