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All Ireland Readoiri Finals 2009

The All Ireland Readoiri Finals of the Pioneer Association's Talent Competition was held on the last Saturday in February (28/02/09) in the Community Centre Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.  The event was attended by over eight hundred patrons which included approximately 250 competitors both adult and young people. It is a magnificent  venue and has just been extended recently.

The event was hosted by the Ulster Leisure Activities Committee in cooperation with the National Leisure Committee.  Even though Kingscourt is outside the area covered by the Ulster Committee we received great cooperation and help from members and people of Kingscourt to whom the Ulster Committee are very grateful.

The organising Committee are also very grateful to everybody who helped on the day.  Over seventy stewards who performed various duties and were made up of members of the Association from all over the Province.  The MC for the day was Brian Mc Manus from Derrylin.

The event was opened by the President of the Association Mr Shane Kitson who also made the presentations at the end of the night.



  

 Winners are:

  Section Name CentreDiocese
 Province
 Figure Dancing

Sinead Grant, Shauna Ryan, Rosemary Mc Carr, Teresa McGrath, Ciara Corbett, Ciara Gough, Catherine Ryan, Veronica McNamara.

 

 Newcastle/

Fourmilewater

 Waterford/Lismore  Munster
 Junior Solo Singing
 Nathan Brady
 Colmcille Ardagh/Clonmacnoise  Leinster
 Musical Group
Eimear Brosnan, Anna Sheehan.
Dromin/Athlaca
Limerick
Munster
 Junior Recitation
Stacey Donohue
 LeganLongford
Leinster
 Senior Solo Singing
 Aishling Tunney
Westport
 Tuam Connaught
 Junior Musical Solo
 Aoife Cunningham
 DrumavaddyKilmore
Ulster
 Junior Novelty Act
 Amy Flanagan, Caith Doyle, Enda Minogue, Ronan Minogue, Alan Kavanagh, John Kehoe, Cathal Byrne, Shauna Dunne.
 BreeFerns 
Leinster
 Group Disco Dancing
 Claire Quinn, Matthew Mills, Patrick Mullins, Hollie Coleman, Emily Fleming, Sorcha Connelly.
 AbbeyknockmoyTuam
 Connaught
 Pageant Caolara Mc Ateer, Brighde Mulholland, Sinead Rece, Anne Marie Mulholland, Tara Mc Ateer, Mitchel Mc Ateer, Padraig Mc Ateer.
 RostrevorDromore
Ulster
 Senior Novelty Act
Rachel Reilly, Ciaran McGoldrick, Noel McInerney, Blahanid O'Reilly, Peter Mulligan. 
 BallymachughArdagh/ClonmacnoiseLeinster
 Senior Musical Solo
 Aoife Rattigan KnockTuam
Connaught
 Senior Recitation Joe Hunt Legan
Ardagh/Clonmacnoise
 Leinster
 Group Singing
Katie Broderick, Annie Butler, Sally Dunlea, Catherine Hoare, Laura Kennedy, Eva Wilkenson. 
Loreto/Fermoy
Cloyne
 Munster
 Set Dancing
Jessica Lilly, Claire Quinn, Katie Mullins, Julia McHugh, Brian Potter, Christopher Dunne, Paul Flaherty, Craig Kennedy. 
 AbbeyknockmoyTuam

Connaught 

The Organising Committee wish to thank the Readoiri Officers in the other three Provinces and everybody who helped on the day.

Michael J Keane

National Leisure Chairman/Ulster Readoiri Officer.