On Sunday morning (Mother's Day, 26th March!) up to 250 children converged in Sixmilebridge for the stageing of the St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Talent competitions for u12 & u16. There was a large variety of events i.e. Solo & Group Modern dance, Solo Recitation, Solo & Group Singing, Solo & Group Music. It was coordinated by Mary Phelan with a team of helpers including Judges Mary Finnegan, Shauna Kerin & Mark Nestor who had a difficult job in most of the competitions as the standard of Talent in the County is extremely high. The first in each category now go forward to represent Clare in the National Finals in August.
See full results below and more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Phelan.
Solo Dance Modern/Disco U12
1st Emily Byrne – Killaloe, 2nd Ciara McDonnell – Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/ Kilshanny, 3rd Mia Danaher – Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny.
Group Dance Modern/Disco
1st Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny – Mia Danaher, Veronica Flanagan, Ciara Mc Donnell, Niamh McNamara, Anna Mae O'Driscoll & Casey Tuohy.
Solo Dance U16
1st Saffron Di Lucia – Cratloe, 2nd Mary Kate O'Dwyer – Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/ Kilfenora/ Kilshanny, 3rd Emmanuel Okubanjo – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry, 4th April O'Callaghan – Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny.
Solo Recitation U12
1st Evie Quinn – Tulla, 2nd Rachel Wall – Clarecastle/Ballyea, 3rd Lisa Nicholas – Tulla, 4th Kate Moran – Doora/Barefield.
Solo Singing U12
1st Katie Hardiman – Doora/Barefield, 2nd Amelie O'Grady – Newmarket-on-Fergus, 3rd Alannah Hayes – Clarecastle/Ballyea J/4th Sean Clune – quin/Clooney & Aoife Toher – Quin/Clooney.
Group Singing U12
1st Doora/Barefield – Maya Hogan & Ines Sheehan.
Solo Singing U16
1st Aela Daly – Doora/Barefield, 2nd Eoin McGillick – Newmarket-on-Fergus, J/3rd Leanne Healy –Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly & Daire Meehan – Quin/Clooney, J/4th Maria Healy – Cratloe & Brian Couighlan – Quin/Clooney.
Group Singing U16
1st Cratloe – Amy Higgins & Mia Quain 2nd Doora/Barefield – Aela Daly, Katie Hardiman & Rebecca McCarthy.
Solo Music U12
1st Jack Dilleen – Doora/Barefield, 2nd Ciara Noone – Doora/Barefield, 3rd Doireann Egan _ Quin/Clooney, J/4th Laura Hayes – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry & Liam McNamara – Clarecastle/Ballyea.
Group Music U12
- Clarecastle/Ballyea – Zoe Ellingstad, Roisin Halpin, Caoimhe Parry & Conor Parry
- Doora/Barefield – Clodagh Geraghty, Anna Howard, Aine Moynihan & Ciara Noone,
- Doora/Barefield – Colin Frawley, James Noone & Robbie Whelan
- (Joint) Sixmilebridge/ Kilmurry – Evan Griffiths & Eoghan Lynch & Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/ Kilshanny
Solo Music U16
1st Jessie O'Connor – Killanena/Flagmount, 2nd Lily Price – Clarecastle/Ballyea, 3rd Victoria Fennell – Cooraclare/Cree, J/4th Ella Conway – Ballynacally/Lissycasey & Amy Higgins – Cratloe.
Group Music U16
- Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny – Aimee Burke, Caoimhe Burke, Laura Griffey, Laura Haugh, Emma Healy & Orlaith Petty
- Clarecastle/Ballyea – Alan Casey, Abbie Hoyne, Liam McNamara, Oisin McNamara, Hannah Morrissey & Aoife O'Brien
- Ballynacally/Lissycasey – Ella Conway & Hazel Conway.