The Late great Dean Martin made a recording of a song called " Memories are made of this " After the rescheduled South Down na nÓg Finals on Sunday in St.Mark's, many of the very talented young people will certainly have memories they'll treasure for life. The quality, standard and , ( dare I say it ) the professionalism of each and every competitor whether solo or in a groups, showed the resilience , camaraderie, determination and character of the young Scór family at its best at a very trying time for all concerned.
Glasdrumman are blessed with a very talented, committed, hardworking and versatile young people. Aoife Grant, Aoife Leckey, Cara Sloan, Ciara Rooney ,Clodagh Morgan, Dana Leckey, Niamh McDowell, Peter Doran and Tara Grant proved that hard work , rehearsals and willingness to learn can create great music and great results. Glasdrumman are now the South Down Scór na nÓg champions in two categories :Ballad Group and Instrumental. We now move forward to the County Final in St.Malachy's Castlewellan on Sunday 3rd December at 4.00 p.m. The Glasdrumman support in the hall was very vocal and ecstatic once the results were read out. These put the icing on the cake for the very busy young people, their parents, mentors, supporters and provided a morale boost our Club. Our All Ireland Champion Niamh McDowell kept the hall enthralled with her performance of " The Bright Blue Rose " whilst the results were being collated. A good night also for our neighbours Longstone who received the " Cathal Sands memorial cup " for most improved club in Scór 2018. Maith Sibh Gó Léir. We wish all our fellow competitors from South Down well in the County final . It was also very gratifying to see the friendship between our Club and Mayobridge when the cheers went up for Eimear Magee and the number of people from our club who went over to wish her well in the Final. Our thanks to all from other clubs who came pover and wished us well in thee County Final . The true joy and spirit of Scór were very evident on Sunday in St.Mark's.
Another round week of rehearsals will be arranged for this week. Due to the success of both the Ballad and Instrumental Groups in reaching the County Final, The Club's Annual Bazaar has been rescehduled for Fridayevening the 8th December time to be confirmed. Donna , Joanne and myself are so proud and humbled to have the privilege of working with such a great group of young people. Glasdromáin Abú.
A busy week as well for Niamh McDowell and Connaire Harrison away from the Scór and football. Both were presented with awards at the Down Supporters Club night on Thursday in the Canal Court in Newry . Then on Friday night their respective achievements on the playing field for our County for Connaire and on the stage for the All Ireland Scór na nÓg for Niamh were recognised at he South Down Boards awards ceremony in the Whistledown in Warrenpoint. For a small Club we cast a big shadow !!!!!!. Comhchairdeas Mór doe Connaire agus Niamh .
Congratulations to Maria Flood on winning the Actipost Certifcate for Circuits on her first visit.
We wish Eugene McGreevy a speedy recovery and return to Bingo after his recent sojourn in hospital.
Congratulations to Frank and Ann O'Neill on the birth of their son Caolan and to Charlie and Sinead McCloskey on the birth of their son Ryan . Long life and Good Health to all.
Club Activities as usual Yoga Mondays at 8.00 p.m , Circuits Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m and Club Bingo Thursdays 8.30 p.m all in Clubrooms.
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