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Scor na nOg Ulster Semi Final - 2010
11th December 2010

Ulster Scor na nOg semi final took place on Saturday 11th December in Abbey Grammar School Newry. This semi final was contested by the County Champions of Antrim, Derry and Down in the eight categories, Trath na gCeisteanna (Question Time), Amhranaiocht Aonair (Solo Singing), Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music), Aithrisroreacht / Scealaoicht (Recitation / Storytelling), Bailead Ghrupa (Ballad Group Singing), Nuachleas (Novelty Act), Rince Foirne (Ceili Dancing) and Rince Seit (Set Dancing).

The winners from tonight would go forward to the Ulster final in Silverbridge in January. County Down was the venue and the home county came out top in five out of eight categories. Indeed they had strong representation in most sections; however, the home support may have weighed heavily on the adjudicators judgment.

St.Galls Belfast came away with the Instrumental music, Slaughneil Emmetts were too clever in Question Time with O'Donovan Rossa Magherafelt collecting Novelty Act the only other category not won by the Mourne County.

Niamh, Eoghan and Fearghal Kennedy did themselves, their family, their club and their county proud representing St.Mary's Rasharkin and Antrim brilliantly in the Novelty Act. Their acting was first class and was commented on by many; they ticked a lot of boxes on the night but unfortunately missed out. This trio had notably raised their game from the Antrim Final and deserve must praise. Sadly it must be noted that travelling support was thin on the ground but the few that did make it really enjoyed their act and would love to see it again. Perhaps this can be arranged in the near future

Well done to all concerned.