Two out of three ain’t bad!

March 22nd, 2014 | General News, Scór

Well done to our Ceili Dancers who won a fantastic 15th Ulster title tonight in Downpatrick while the Ballad Group made up for last year's disappointment to claim the Ulster title. Hard luck to our Instrumental group.

Well done to our Ceili Dancers who won a fantastic 15th Ulster title tonight in Downpatrick while the Ballad Group made up for last year’s disappointment to claim the Ulster title. Hard luck to our Instrumental group.

CONGRATULATIONS to our Ceili Dancers and Ballad Group who won Ulster titles in tonight’s Gaelic Life Ulster Scór Sinsear final in Downpatrick. Commiserations to our Instrumental Group who were narrowly pipped by Portglenone.

It was a remarkable 15th Ulster title for the dancers who were defending the Ulster and All-Ireland titles which they won last year, while the Ballad group made up for last year’s provincial final loss to secure our 5th title – the last one being won 2008. Both teams will now go through to the All-Ireland final.

All three St. Enda’s teams produced remarkable performances in this evening’s decider and while it was disappointing that we were not able to secure a clean sweep of results, everyone should be incredibly proud of their achievements. The Instrumental team of Paul McGlinchey, John Woods, Gerry McCullagh, Mark McCrystall and Dermot O’Hagan proved to be great ambassadors for our club and no doubt we will see them back on the provincial stage next year.

For the dancers and ballad group, it’s now all systems go for the All-Ireland decider in Castlebar. The Dancers will be out to retain last year’s title and bring back an 11th national title while the ballad group will be hoping to secure a fourth All-Ireland for St. Enda’s, the previous titles being won in 1987, 1990 and 2008.

Well done everyone.

Rince Foirne/Céili Dancing – David Tierney, Paul Breen, Faelan Duffy, Damian Friel, Michelle Mullin, Leanne McCullagh, Amy McElhatton, Lauren Murphy

Bailéad Ghrúpa/Ballad Group – Eolann Duffy, Faelan Duffy, Edward Byrne, Padhraic Colton, Conal O’Kane

Ceili Dance champions once again. The team which won the Tyrone title - Clare Daly (who stood in for Michelle Mullin), Paul Breen, David Tierney, Amy McElhatton, Faelan Duffy, Lauren Murphy, Damian Friel and Leanne McCullagh.

Ulster Ceili Dance champions once again. The team which won the Tyrone title – Clare Daly (who stood in for Michelle Mullin), Paul Breen, David Tierney, Amy McElhatton, Faelan Duffy, Lauren Murphy, Damian Friel and Leanne McCullagh.

Champions...After last year's Ulster final disappointment, our Ballad Group have landed the 2014 title and will now join our reigning Ceili Dance team in the All-Ireland final.

Champions…After last year’s Ulster final disappointment, our Ballad Group have landed the 2014 title and will now join our reigning Ceili Dance team in the All-Ireland final.

Hard luck to Instrumental Group who were narrowly pipped in tonight's Ulster final.

Hard luck to our Instrumental Group who were narrowly pipped in tonight’s Ulster final.