Laois Community Games has got plenty of talent

The Laois Community Games Talent Competition took place in Timahoe Hall recently.

The Laois Community Games Talent Competition took place in Timahoe Hall recently.

There was a hive of activity with competitors eager to win to represent Laois in the National Finals in Athlone IT in May.

Congratulations and well done to all the competitors who participated. Thanks to all the Judges who did a really good job with the competitions. Thanks also to all Committee Members who helped out to make this event so successful.

Chairperson Gilli Walsh Kemmis presented the medals to the winners in each category. Thanks also to everyone who kindly brought food and to the catering staff. The facilities of Timahoe Hall were excellent. The following are the results with the first in each category representing Laois in the National Finals.

Group Dance (Irish Contemporary)

1. Mountmellick: Ciara Hughes, Conor White; 2.The Heath: Aisling Boyle, Erone Fitzpatrick, Amy Doyle, Caragh La Cumber,Lisa Keane; 3. Emo/Rath: Aoife Langford, Mary Kate Moore.

SOLO RECITATION.

1. Niamh Crowley Emo/Rath; 2. Rebecca Balfe Emo/Rath; 3. Ciara Crowley Emo/Rath.

DRAMA/COMEDY SKETCH.

1. Emo/Rath: Nicole Allen, Danielle Allen.

SOLO DANCE

1. Zoe Keegan Emo/Rath; 2. Daniel Delaney Stradbally; 3. Emma Lawlor Emo/Rath.

GROUP DANCE (MODERN & DISCO).

1. Emo/Rath: Emma Lawlor, Chloe Langford, Isabella O’Toole, Zoe Keegan; 2. The Heath: Nora Jane O’Donoghue, Tess O’Donoghue, Holly Kavanagh; 3. Rebecca Balfe, Victoria Moore.

GROUP MUSIC.

1.Portarlington: Katie O’Donnell,Caoimhe Fitzpatrick.

SOLO MUSIC.

1. Thomas Scully Emo/Rath; Joint 2nd. Aoibhe O’Brien The Heath, Tara Fahey The Heath.

SOLO SINGING.

1.Clodagh Dunne Emo/Rath; 2. Ella Kearney Killenard; 3. Megan Rose Killeshin.

GROUP SINGING.

1. Killeshin: Aideen Dollard, Ciara Hennessy, Aoife Whelan, Carla Hennessy, Rachel Mc Donald, Leah Dowling; 2. Emo/Rath: Emma Lawlor,Chloe Langford, Clodagh Dunne; 3. Emo/Rath: Rachel Mathews, Aimie O’Reilly.

See this week’s Leinster Express for more pictures from the Community Games