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Scléip! 2009 All-Ireland Final Winners

March 24, 2009

GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. is delighted to announce the winners of the Scléip! 2009 All-Ireland Final. 

18 Irish-medium schools took part in this all-Ireland talent show this year and 13 of them went as far as the All-Ireland Final held in the held at the Axis Theatre, Ballymun, Dublin 9 on Saturday, 21st March 2009.  GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. wants to congratulate the schools, teachers and pupils who took part.  GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. President, Mícheál Ó Broin presented the winners with their prizes.  He commented that it was ‘an honour and a pleasure to attend the Scléip! All-Ireland Final.  The talent and attitude of the performers and teachers is an inspiration to all working in the Irish-medium sector’.

Grand Prix Winner:
  • Trí Lasadh: Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara, Carna, Galway (Traditional Music Band: Music Groups Category).
Category Winners:
•·         Category A:  Music (Individual) Shane Ó hAonghusa, Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach, Carlow.
•·         Category B:  Singing (Individual) Breda Ní Cheannabháin, Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara, Galway.
•·         Category C:  Creative Dance (Individual) Heather Ní Chaisín, Gairmscoil na bPiarsach, Galway.
•·         Category D:  Creative Dance (Group) Domhan Tarraingt, Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlac, Carlow.
•·         Category E:  Pop/Rock Music Mo Phóca, Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Cork.*
•·         Category F:  Music Groups Trí Lasadh, Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara, Galway.
•·         Category G:  Drama / Mime "Tóraíocht Dhiarmada & Gráinne", Gaelcholáiste Reachrann, Dublin.
•·         Category H:  Miscellaneous Brídín Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh: Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Donegal.
Innovation Prizes
  • Aoibheann Ní Mhurchú, Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Cork (Individual Music Category).
  • Gealt, Gaelcholáiste Reachrann, Dublin (Music Groups Category).
  • "Chun na Farraige síos", Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Donegal (Drama / Mime Category).

*The winners of this Category will receive an added prize of a session in a recording studio with thanks to Seachtain na Gaeilge Teo. They will record their winning tracks which will be uploaded onto Seachtain na Gaeilge’s MySpace alongside other famous acts from CEOL ‘09 such as Duke Special and Paddy Casey.

We are very grateful to Foras na Gaeilge, Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta and Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge for their continued support.  Photos from the Scléip! 2009 Final are available on http://www.gaelscoileanna.ie/.

GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. is the national co-ordinating body for schools teaching through the medium of Irish. It helps parents and local groups to set up new schools and supports the established all-Irish schools. There are 170 primary schools and 42 secondary schools currently providing education through the medium of Irish.

Further information:        Seán Ó hAdhmaill               oifig@gaelscoileanna.ie,  01-48535193