Cultural Society

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Ballinteer St John GAA Club has within its membership a vast array of talent which regularly graces stage and screen to widespread acclaim. Our members achieve recognition across the whole spectrum of the performing arts at local and national level. Ballinteer St Johns aims to support and encourage its members in the pursuit of excellence in their chosen disciplines by offering them the opportunity to gain experience by performing for the benefit of an appreciative audience within the club. At the same time those who have already achieved mastery in their field are afforded the opportunity to demonstrate their skills as a learning opportunity for those who would be motivated to improve and for the enjoyment of the membership generally.


The Cultural Committee will organise concerts and sessions when members, young and old, will be invited to perform in the Club to an audience who enjoy live entertainment of the highest quality.

 

 

Ballinteer St Johns endorses the GAA’s objective to actively support the Irish language, traditional Irish dancing, music, song, and other aspects of Irish Culture and invites its young members to participate in Scór na nÓg to that end.

 

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Scór

 

Calling all Ballinteer St John members Under 17 years of age …

The Scór na nÓg 2011 Championship starts shortly with a competition to select performers from the clubs of the county to go forward to represent Dublin in the Leinster round of this  young Irish talent competition. Scór is the GAA’s inter-club/inter county competition to promote the Irish Language & Culture and this year’s Scór na nÓg championship is open to registered members who will be under 17 years of age on 1st January 2011.

In order to compete in Scór Ballinteer St Johns must be represented in a minimum of 2 of the following disciplines:-

1) Rince Foirne                                   Céilí or Figure Dancing, 4 or 8 Dancers

2) Amhránaíocht Aonair                     Solo Singing, a song of Irish character

3) Ceol Uirlise                                     Instrumental Group, 2 – 5 musicians

4) Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht          Recitation/Story, poem/story of Irish character

5) Bailéad Ghrúpa                              Ballad Group, 3 – 5 singers/musicians

6) Tráth na gCeist                              Question Time, 1-2 teams of 3,(1 Irish speaker)

7) Nuachleas                                      Novelty Act, light entertainment by 2 – 8 people

8) Rince Seit                                       Set Dancing, 4 or 8 dancers


 

St Johns would like to encourage all its talented young members to enter and represent their club in any or all of the 8 disciplines, above.

 

For more details and competition rules visit:-

https://www.gaa.ie/content/documents/publications/scor/Scor_Rulebook_2008_2010_100119122926.pdf

 

The first phase of the competition sees Clubs across Dublin select their Teams to participate at County level, from which the successful contestants will progress to the Leinster finals. Those contestants who are successful in the Provincial finals will go forward to the National Finals where the winners will receive the much-coveted All Ireland Championship medals.

To enter Scór na nÓg or for more information please contact Aodán Ó Lorcáin on 087 249 6076 or by e-mail at Aodan.OLorcain@Ireland.com on or before 22nd October 2010. In the event of oversubscription for the number of places available on the team a selection event will take place in the clubhouse function room at 7.00 PM on Sunday 24th October 2010.

The relevant dates for Scór na nÓg 2010/2011 are as follows:-

  24/10/2010 – Ballinteer St Johns team selection

    9/11/2010 – DublinCounty semi-final 1: 8.00 PM Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club

  10/11/2010 – DublinCounty semi-final 2: 8.00 PM Naomh Mearnóg GAA Club

  17/11/2010 – DublinCounty final: 7.30 PM Craobh Chiaráin GAA Club

4-5/12/2010 – Leinster semi-final: venue tba

   16/1/2011 – Leinster final: venue tba

   19/2/2011 – All Ireland Final: Castlebar

 

 Cúrsaí Gaeilge

  

An bhfuil cead agam dul amach go dtí an leithreas … Tá scamall sa spéir … Tabhair dom an cácá milis

 

Ba mhaith linn Ciorcal Comhrá a chuir ar bun ar oíche feiliúnach do dhaoine a bhfuil spéis acu a gcuid Gaeilge a chuir chun cinn i gcomhthéacs atá slán, sábháilte agus b’fhéidir greannmhar – le béim ar an gcraic. Má tá suim agat ina leithéid tapaidh an deis agus seol ríomhphost chuig Aodán ar an seoladh thuasluaite.

 

Ná bíodh aon eagla ar dhuine ar bith. Bain triall as an méid Gaeilge atá ar do chumas. Is cuma má tá tú ar bheagán nó má tá tú líofa. Má chuireann tú beagán agus beagán eile leis ní fada go mbeidh riar mhaith Gaeilge agat.

 

Is mian le Cumann Naomh Eoin tacaíocht a thabhairt do fhorbairt ár dteanga dúchais agus tá fáilte faoi leith roimh bhaill ar mhiste leo Gaeilge a úsáíd i dtimpeallacht an chumainn – ag imirt ar an bpáirc,  ag comhrá le chéile … agus ag glacadh le corn tar éis comórtais a bhuachaint go h-áirithe.

 

Ciúnas … Bóthair … Cáilín … Bainne … An bhfuil cead agam dul amach go dtí an leithreas ?