The MUNSTERGROUP Clare Community Games turned to the Cultural events this weekend with the Talent Competitions taking place on Sun 24th Mar in the GAA Hall Sixmilebridge. Over 90 acts competed in Irish Contemporary Dance, Singing, Music, Recitation, Drama Comedy Sketch, Set Dancing, Modern/Disco Dance. The Standard of competition was extremely high in some cases with the judges having a difficult decision to select the winners. The judges were Bridget Kelly, Ciara Griffin, Ethol Tuohy and Carmel Egan, with M.C. Kevin O’Loughlin. It was co-ordinated by Mary Phelan and a large crew of helpers. All the Gold Medal winners go now forward to represent their Area and Clare in the National Finals in Athlone weekend May 24th – 26th.
GROUP DANCE IRISH/CONTEMPORARY
1. Quin/Clooney – Tara Conneally, Caoimhe Leamy, Aoife Guilfoyle, Aisling Egan, Cormac Egan.
2. Cranny/Coolmeen – Orlaith O’Connor, Annamarie Meaney, Kate Meaney.
3. Quin/Clooney – Cadhla Ni Chaoimh, Seoda Ni Chaoimhe, Tadhg O Caoimh, Oisin McMahon.
4. Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly – Jennifer Griffin, Rebecca Griffin, Carolie Griffin.
1. Doora/Barefield – Roslyn Cuffe Kelly, Aoise Meaney, Louise Cusack, Amelia O’Toole, Muireann Byrne.
2. Clarecastle/Ballyea – Orla Commons, Katelyn Cusack, Teagan McInerney, Jane Tuohy, Aoibhin O’Donoghue, Cliodhna Spriggs.
3. Quin/Clooney – Conor Coughlan, Mark Coughlan, Brian Coughlan.
4. Parteen/St Nicholas/Ardnacrusha – Sarah Connolly, Kate Shanahan, Sophie Shanahan, Carol Gilligan.
1. Conor Coughlan – Quin/Clooney.
2. Katie Green – Killanena/Flagmount.
3. Saoirse Daly – Doora/Barefield.
4. Mark Coughlan – Quin/Clooney.
1. Quin/Clooney – Eoin Beirne, Aishling McMahon & Ulick O’Sullivan.
2. Quin/Clooney – Oisin & Conal Egan.
3. Kilmihil – Erin Howley, Clodagh Quinlivan, Catriona O’Gorman, Noel O’Gorman, Catriona Callinan.
4. Killanena/Flagmount – Ella McNamara & Rachael McNamara.
1. Oisin Egan – Quin/Clooney.
2. Noel O’Gorman – Kilmihil.
3. Ulick O’Sullivan – Quin/Clooney.
4. Stephen Kennedy - Ennis St Johns.
1. Sinead Cahill – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry.
2. Paul Hamilton –Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry.
3. Siobhan McAleer – Doora/Barefield.
4. Holly Deegan – Quin/Clooney.
GROUP DRAMA COMEDY SKETCH
1. Quin/Clooney – Paul Hogan, Cathal Browne, Rachel McEvoy, Leah O’Neill, Hannah Conneally, Emma Duggan.
2. Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry – Caoimhe Cahill & Sinead Cahill.
1. Ballynacally/Lissycasey – Shane Griffin, Evan O’Sullivan, Aodan Hanrahan, Lisa Hill, Caolan Crowe, Michelle Carrigg, Aisling Hehir, Siobhan Kelly, Grace O’Sullivan.
2. Carrigaholt/Cross – Tomas Bonfil, Eileanoir Dunphy, Cillian Hassett, Leah Daly, Eoin Daly, Clodagh O’Callaghan, Adam Haugh, Sophia O’Callaghan, Kieran Shanahan, Ruth Ferguson.
SOLO DANCE MODERN/DISCO
1. Amy O’Connor – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry.
2. Chloe Boon – Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly.
3. Laura Barnowska – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry.
4. Eloise De Sousa – Quin/Clooney.
GROUP DANCE MODERN/DISCO
1. Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry – Laura Barnowska, Amy O’Connor, Julia Barnowska, Sarah Barry, Doireann Kennedy, Adam Carmody.