GAA Set to Celebrate 50 Years of Scór in Páirc Uí Chaoimh
On Saturday next, 26th of January at 7.30pm, the GAA will celebrate 50 years of Scór in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork. Many past winners will perform at a celebratory concert to mark this very important landmark in the GAA’s history. All aspects of Scór from ‘Amhránaíocht Aonair, to ‘Leiriú Stáitse’ to ‘Rince Seit’ will be celebrated on the night and it is certain that there will be plenty of reminiscing of Scór stories – old and new - on the night.
A key aim of the GAA since its foundation has been the preservation of Irish culture and language. When, in 1969, Diarmuid Mac Gabhann (Derry Gowen), among other pioneers of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, set about setting up Scór they found the perfect formula to achieve the aims of the GAA regarding the preservation of culture and the Irish language.
''Scór is an integral part of what the GAA is about. In my travels as Uachtarán, I routinely see communities that have a GAA club as their beating heart, where a sense of place and a pride in that place is an inspirational guiding light for their members. As much as the games that we play on the fields and in handball alleys is a manifestation of this pride – so too is Scór and what it means to those who take part.''
Seán Ó hÓráin, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael
Thousands of members of the larger GAA community have had the opportunity to display their talents on stages at Scór over the years. Many lasting memories have been made on those same stages throughout Ireland and further afield and that is a testament to all those who have given of their time and volunteered to ensure that Scór has grown and developed through the generations.
''Over the past 50 years clubs from all corners of the country have called on their members, young and old, to represent their communities and to do so in competition that produced the highest standards of music, song, dance and drama. Just as our games are preserved through competition, so too our culture. But competitiveness is only one side of the coin. Friendships have been made that have crossed the generations and Scór maintains at its heart the aspiration of its founders to provide a social outlet for our club members.''
Aodán Ó Braonáin, Cathaoirleach Choiste Náisiúnta Scór
This jubilee concert is being organises by Coiste Náisiúnta Scór in conjunction with Coiste Scór na Mumhan and other commemorative events will take place around the county throughout the year. There is a limited amount of tickets available for this concert through firstname.lastname@example.org