Friday April 5th

Arguably what makes the GAA unique among sporting bodies is not our games. We can justifiably claim that Hurling is the greatest field sport in the world but other nations treasure their own traditional games in much the same way as do we, Irish. The Association’s community links, that make it an integral part of the lives of all our people, are also noteworthy.  But what truly makes the GAA stand out from any other sporting body is its commitment to our native language and culture. There are those who say that the Association is merely paying lip-service in these areas, but, they are probably the ones who haven’t witnessed Scór.

The foundation of Scór  main  object was to provide an opportunity for GAA members to engage with all areas of Irish culture, in their clubs, at a time of the year when Gaelic Games were hibernating. From its infancy Scór captured the imagination of  GAA members and  the legends of battles won on the playing field were soon matched by tales of  clubwomen and clubmen, young and old, taking to the stage ag damhsa, ag canadh ag insint scéil, ag seinm ceol, ag freagairt ceisteanna nó ag pleidhcÍocht  i ndramaí. Here in Monaghan we have stayed true to the promotion of participation but County, Provincial and All –Ireland titles were won and lost and enduring friendships were also made .  Agus, thar aon ní eile, léirigh siad go raibh áit lárnach ag ár gcultúr in imeachtaí an CLCG.

This year Scór celebrates its 50th anniversary. Join us here in Monaghan for a night of past and future  Special events will take place nationally, provincially and within Our own County we will  celebrate and remember a half-century of Scór activity.