Mountrath GAA hosted the Laois Senior Scór final in St Marys Hall, Mountrath on Friday, February 20.
There was a great attendance on the night for the various acts and full credit goes to Mountrath GAA for their hosting skills and their hospitality and also to Tommy Ferns for looking after the sound.
There were five clubs in the Table Quiz section, being Camross, Mountrath, Castletown, the Harps and Clonaslee. The eventual winners were The Harps, just nudging out Camross by one point, and they now go on to represent Laois in the All Ireland in Citywest in April.
Next up was Solo Singing with Anthony Phelan from Mountrath pipping Sarah Conway from Clonaslee for the title. Mountrath put up a great and humorous Leiríu sketch, titled taking the Teacher Seriously. This sketch was greatly enjoyed by the audience and full credit goes to Wayne Sydes, Bernie Coss, Dan Phelan, Eddie Kirwan, Sandra Moore, Patsy Sydes, Kevin Byrne and Mick Boyd for performing such an enjoyable sketch.
Mountrath also performed a couple of lively set dances to the delight of the audience. The young set dancers included Donal Donaghy, Caroline Moore, Paddy Dwyer, Mary Tiernan, Peter Middleton, Claire Carroll, John Carroll and Monica Twinkletoes Middleton. Mountrath now go on to represent Laois in the Leinster Senior Scór semi final in Solo Singing, Leiríu and Set Dancing, the venue being in Birr, Co Offaly on Saturday, March 7 at 6pm. Unfortunately, there was no competitors in either the Instrumental or Ballad Groups. MC for the night was the evergreen Míchaél Martin.
Laois Scór Chairperson Jody Conway thanked all for attending, with a special thanks going to Monica Middleton and Mountrath GAA for all their help.
Laois Scór would like to wish Mountrath GAA the very best in the Leinster semi-final in Birr and also to the Harps GAA in the All Ireland in Citywest.