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March 22, 2010

GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. is delighted to announce the winners of Scléip 2010. Scléip is the national talent competition catering specifically for Irish-medium and Gaeltacht post-primary schools. The competition is divided into eight different categories, with a prize awarded in each category, three additional prizes awarded for innovation and the Grand Prix for the overall winner. The winners are:

Category Winners:

  • Solo Music: Shane Ó hAonghusa, Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach
  • Creative Dance (solo): Breandán Ó hIarnáin, Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara
  • Creative Dance (group): Domhan Tarraingt, Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach
  • Solo Singing: Ami Ní Huigéad, Coláiste Chilliain
  • Pop/Rock Music: Peadar Ó Goill, Gairmscoil Éinne
  • Music Groups: Reach Linn, Gaelcholáiste Reachrann
  • Drama/Mime: Teach na mBocht, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair
  • Variety: Rosie Ní Gairbheith, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair

Awards for Innovation:

  • Solo Music: Clár Ní Mhaoltuile, Coláiste Laurel Hill FCJ
  • Music Groups: Trí Lasadh, Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara
  • Drama/Mime: An Maidrín Rua, Coláiste Cholmcille

Grand Prix:

  • Drama/Mime: Teach na mBocht, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair

The competition began in 2005 and it has grown steadily since then. The aim of the competition is to encourage pupils attending Irish medium secondary schools to use their Irish through the various performing arts by giving them the opportunity to take part in a innovative and exciting event. We hope that this year’s competition has helped to boost their confidence. Seachtain na Gaeilge are offering a studio recording session with a professional sound technician to the winner of the Pop/Rock category, Peadar Ó Goill, and Peadar and the group Trí Lasadh (winners of one of the innovation awards) were on stage recently as part of Gaelspraoí during the Patrick’s Day Festival. GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. wish them and all who took part in Scléip 2010 every success; there was some wonderful talent on show and they are sure to have a bright future ahead of them.