Cultural

In 2004, Kilmurry won two events in the Muskerry Scór na bPaístí finals The quiz team, Alan O'Sullivan, Linda O'Sullivan and Stephen Down, and set dancers, Bríd O'Sullivan, Sarah Hinchion, Ellen Jean Long, Ann Murray, Triona Murphy, Bríd Hartnett, Laura Flynn and Josephine McCarthy went on to compete in the county finals. Kilmurry GAA Club retained the Denis O'Donovan Perpetual Cup for the second year in a row.

In 2004, the ballad singers, Jackie O'Callaghan, Mary Mullins, Lorraine Murphy and Orla Corcoran won the Muskerry final and competed in the county in Scór Sinsear. On the same night in Ovens, Pat O'Leary received the Niall Casey Cup from chairman of the Muskerry board, Frank McCarthy to make it three in a row.

Much credit must be given to all the competitors, mentors and parents for all their successes. A lot of work, time and effort were put in during the long dark winter days in preparation for the competitions. There was much interest in Scór na bPaístí and Scór na nÓg competitions with two teams from the club competing in some events. This gave Kilmurry the chance to receive first and second place in the events, which occurred on a few occasions. There were also many second and third placements in the events, which have not been mentioned, and they must be thanked as well for their contribution. Congratulations to all who represented the club in Scór and Kilmurry can look forward to a further success in the years ahead.

 

2003 proved to be the most successful year with the Kilmurry novelty act team of Fiona Murphy, Darragh Griffin, Heidi Knight, Ashling Roche, Conor Murphy, Robert O'Sullivan, Patrick O'Halloran and Leigh Mullins, winning the Muskerry and also the county Scór na nÓg. They were just pipped at the post to finish second in the Munster Final held in Templemore. The quiz team JJ Murphy, Shane Murphy and Claire Burke won Muskerry and were just pipped by Illen Óg in a tiebreaker in the county final. The set dancers, Elaine Long, Orla Corcoran, Elaine Barry, Sinead Long, Geraldine Kelleher, Margaret McCarthy, Siobhain Murphy and Denise Murphy won Muskerry and came second in the county final that year. The Shield for best club in the county in Scór na nÓg was presented by Pat Malone, chairman of the Cork Scór to the then chairman of Kilmurry GAA club, Billy Crowley at the annual dinner dance which was held in Victoria Hotel Macroom.

The run of success continued in Scór na bPaístí with Kilmurry winning five of the eight events in the Muskerry final. In doing so, they received the Denis O'Donovan Perpetual Cup for the best club in Muskerry in that Cup. This was the first year this Cup was initiated. His wife, Anne, presented it to Siobhain Murphy representing the club. These are the five winning teams in Scór na bPaístí;


Figure dancing

Mairead Hartnett, Denise Murphy, Michelle Harrington, Sarah Hinchion, Brid O'Sullivan, Josephine McCarthy, Ellen Jean Long and Ann Murray

Ballad Group

Michelle Harrington, Denise Murphy, Frances O'Mahony, Mairead Hartnett and Donal O'Connell

Novelty Act

Ann Hartnett, Stephen Down, Saoirse Findly, Greg Barrett, Linda O'Sullivan, Brendan Long, David Murphy and Olwyn Buckley.

Set Dancing

Mairead Hartnett, Denise Murphy, Michelle Harrington, Sarah Hinchion, Brid O'Sullivan, Josephine McCarthy, Ellen Jean Long and Ann Murray

Quiz

Stephen Down, Pat Clifford and Saoirse Findly

In Scór Sinsear Kilmurry received two firsts in the Muskerry division for recitation, Jackie O'Callaghan and also for novelty act, Annette Griffin, John Griffin, Kathleen Dulea, Denis O'Donoghue, Pat O'Leary and Jackie O'Callaghan. The ballad group was placed second in that competition. Kilmurry were presented with the Casey cup for the second year in a row for outstanding club performance in Muskerry. In the Scór Sinsear final held in Watergrasshill Kilmurry was awarded the Paddy Carroll Memorial Trophy for the best club participating in all sectors of Scór in the county. Donal Carroll presented it to Pat O'Leary. A party was later held that year in Crookstown Hall to celebrate the successful year in Scór competitions. Pat Malone, county chairman of scór also attended and presented certificates to the competitors.

In 2003-2004, Kilmurry won three events in the Muskerry Scór na nÓg finals. They then went on to reach the county finals without any success. The teams listed below;

Figure dancing

Siobhain Murphy, Elaine Barry, Sinead Long, Elaine Long, Margaret McCarthy and Geraldine Kelleher

Novelty Act

Rory O'Callaghan, Robert Buckley, Darragh Griffin, Sarah Buckley, Fiona Murphy, Heidi Knight, Ashling O'Callaghan and Liam Long

Set Dancing

Siobhain Murphy, Elaine Barry, Sinead Long, Elaine Long, Margaret McCarthy Geraldine Kelleher, Michelle Harrington and Denise Murphy

In 2002, the set dancers, Shane Murphy, James Kelleher, Denise Murphy, Mairead Hartnett, James McCarthy, Sinead Long, Michelle Harrington and Dominic Creedon, won Muskerry and came second in the county final in Scór na bPaístí. This was also a successful year in Scór Sinsear. The novelty act team of Richard Hinchion, John Hinchion, Denis O'Donoghue, Pat O'Leary, John Griffin, Denise Murphy, Annette Griffin and Jackie O'Callaghan qualified in the Muskerry round and came second in the county. The quiz team of Billy Crowley, William Murphy and Peter Lyons also qualified in the Muskerry and went on to compete in the County Final. The ballad singers, Jackie O'Callaghan, Kerrie O'Callaghan, Sheila Burke, Noel Howard and Mary Mullins also won the Muskerry round that year. The club received the Niall Casey Cup for the first time in 2002. This was awarded to the club based on their participation and success in all the Scór competitions in the Muskerry division.

In 2001, a novelty act won Muskerry and came second in the county final in Scór na bPaístí. This act was made up of Danielle Duggan, Jane Layton, Margaret McCarthy, Dean Knight, Conor Murphy, Liam Murray, Shane Murphy and Brian Neville. Also in 2001, the set dancers Elaine Long, Geraldine Kelleher, Siobhain Murphy, Orla Corcoran, Josephine Murphy, Bernadette O'Callaghan, Margaret McCarthy and Elaine Barry won Muskerry and came second in the county final in Scór na nÓg. The novelty act team of Conor Murphy, Sean Long, Geraldine Kelleher, Siobhain Murphy, Cian O'Callaghan, Margaret McCarthy, Danielle Duggan and Grainne Hartnett were also successful in the Muskerry division in Scór na nÓg that year. The first success in Scór Sinsear came in 2001 when the quiz team of Billy Crowley, Michael Garvey and Kieran O'Callaghan, came second in the Muskerry and went on to compete in the county final. Solo singer, Jackie O'Callaghan also came second in the Muskerry.

In 2000, Fiona Murphy won the recitation section of the Muskerry final in Scór na bPaístí. In the same year novelty act team of Heidi Knight, Claire McCarthy, Sarah Buckley, Sean Hartnett and JJ Murphy won and Úna Clancy, Sarah O'Mahony and JJ Murphy won the quiz.



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