National Schools-Scór na bPaistaí
To all Sligo National Schools

I write to you on behalf of the Scór Committee of Sligo GAA County Board.

Scór is the cultural showpiece of the GAA involving competitions in Set Dancing, Figure Dancing, Traditional Music, Recitation/Storytelling, Ballad Group, Solo Singing and Novelty Act/Short Drama.

You may be aware of Scór na bPaistaí in operation in other counties and may have indeed been involved in organising it in a previous school.

The Scór Committee wish to run a Scór na bPaistaí competition this year in order to foster interest with Scór and build upon the many talents our young people have within the County.  The competition will be held on November 12th in Rathcormac Hall at 3pm.

I understand the pressures of school life however many of our schools are teaching some of the above disciplines and it would be a great showpiece for your school to get involved. Every participant will be treated as a winner and there is no further progression beyond the county final at Scór na bPaistaí.

I would appreciate if you could contact me by the 26th of October by email ( or text (086-3357182) saying if your school is interested or not in participating if you have not done so already.

On Thursday 26th of October the President of the GAA and the Scór National Chairman will be in Sligo to launch our activities for 2017/18. More details will be posted on the Sligo GAA website and you are most welcome to attend.

This is Sligo’s first attempt at hosting this competition and we would encourage as many of you to participate in some of the competitions. If you have any questions about Scór please contact Catherine or me, alternatively there is more information at

Many thanks for your continued commitment to the GAA and we look forward to working with you.

Yours in sport,

Keith Henry
Irish & Cultural Officer

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