Camross sweeps boards at the Leinster Fleadh

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Camross sweeps boards at the Leinster Fleadh

There were great celebrations in Camross after great success with Camross Comhaltas members sweeping the decks at the Leinster Fleadh in Bagnalstown, Carlow.

Many Camross members qualified to The All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda in a few weeks time.

The weekend got off to a flying start with the U18 girls set and the U18 half set qualifying to Drogheda.

On Saturday our 15-18 Céili Band stole the show being placed 1st in a very high standard competition.

This gave all our competitors a great boost as can be seen with the number of members qualifying for All Ireland Fleadh.

Results: 15-18 Céili Band 1st Place: Peter Bennett, Aedín Lowry, Conall Nevin, Maeve Scott, David Scott, Ellen Scott, Eimear Murphy, Siobhan Cunningham, Katie Scully and Roisin Cunningham; U18 Ladies Set 2nd: Patricia Lalor, Aimee Collier, Eva Carroll, Emma Kealy, Kirsten Keenan, Caoimhe Ryan, Caoimhe Delaney and Claire Abbott; U18 Half Set 2nd: Tadhg Gilligan, Emily Harvey, Oisín Gilligan and Louise Bergin; U12 Singing 1st Laura Scott; U12 Whistle 1st Caoimhe Cuddy; 15-18 Drums 1st Conall Nevin; 15-18 Melodeon 1st Conall Nevin; 15-18 Mandolin 1st Peter Bennett; 15-18 Bodhrán 1st Isobel Donnery; 15-18 Concertina 1st Maeve Scott; 15-18 Whistle S/A 1st Maeve Scott; 15-18 Trio 1st Maeve Ellen & David Scott; 15-18 Duet 1st Conall Nevin & David Scott; O18 Whistle 2nd Caoimhe Lowry.

These outstanding successes come from years of playing together and particularly this year after winning All Ireland Scoraíocht competition and placing 3rd in The Pléaracha.

In addition to the above we had many competitors narrowly edged out of qualifying for Drogheda.