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TIDY TOWNS

TIDY TOWNS

Emo Tidy Towns will have a work night on Mon. June 4, meet at the gate lodge at 7pm. Judging in national competition starts first week in June so all your help welcome.

EMO RATH COMMUNITY GAMES

Emo National School Choir won 3rd place in national finals for Community Games.

Saturday May 26 in Athlone for the nationals finals of Community Games. our choir of 18 children all of whom attend Emo National School preformed three songs in front of a panel of 4 judges. They were outstanding in both their appearance and their performance. They competed against 16 other choirs from across the country. We are delighted to say that they were awarded 3rd place, what a wonderful achievement for such a young group of children, many of whom had never performed on a stage of this magnitude before.

A huge thank you to Ms. Aoife Greene a teacher of Emo National School who dedicated so much of her time coaching the children in the build up to this national event. Thank you to Audrey Whelan who played the accompaniment for the choir on the day and during several rehearsals as well. It was such a close competition there were only 3pts between 1st and 3rd place and more incredibly only 0.75 of a point between 2nd and 3rd place. The children practiced so hard, giving up a huge amount of their time to perfect their performance, it really paid off.

We would also like to thank Mr Cyril Duggan principal of Emo National School and Mrs. Florence Fennelly vice principal of the school for allowing the children to rehearse during school time and for the use of the school hall in which they practiced, it meant a great deal to the children and to the parents. Thank you to all the parents and to Mrs. Fennelly who traveled to Athlone on the Saturday, your support was greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to the following members of the choir, Anna and Katie Kerins, Aoife and Ciara Langford, Zoe Keegan, Sinead O’Rourke, Seth Burns Mooney, Niamh Ryan, Niamh Crowley, Meegan Scully, Maebh Aine Ni Dhufaigh, Lauren Johnston,Jason Woods, Isabella O’Toole, Emma Lawlor,Emily Gleeson, Clodagh Dunne, Chloe Langford and especially to Ms Aoife Greene who’s involvement was invaluable to the success of the choir.

Emo Girl, Clodagh Dunne wins silver in the Solo Singing National Competition in Athlone for Community Games.

Our girl Clodagh Dunne sang her heart out in Athlone with a wonderful disney themed song. Clodagh competed against 21 solo singers from across the country and achieved an incredible 2nd place. Clodagh has an amazing voice and it was a sheer pleasure to listen to her sing. She moved the audience with her choice of song. Well done Clodagh you did your county proud.