Scór is a GAA competition that combines all the colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games with the social/fun element of Ireland’s traditional past-times. The competition was established by the GAA in 1969 with the aim of promoting Ireland’s traditional pastimes and culture while offering club members the chance to meet up, have fun and represent their club during the winter months while Football and Hurling had ceased.
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF SCÓR?
Scór seeks to advance the aspiration of the GAA to actively support the Irish language, traditional Irish dancing, music, song, and other aspects of Irish culture, through a range of competitions at youth and adult levels, designed to encourage participation, enjoyment, inclusivity and excellence. It shall foster an awareness and love of the national ideals and assist in promoting a community spirit through its clubs at home and abroad.
WHAT DOES SCÓR COMPETITION COMPRISE?
There are eight events/disciplines in Scór that cover all aspects of Irish culture:
• Rince Foirne Figure or Ceilí Dancing
• Amhránaíocht Aonair Solo Singing
• Aithriseoireacht/scéalaíocht Recitation/Storytelling
• Bailéad Ghrúpa Ballad Group
• Léiriú stáitse Stage Presentation
• Ceol Uirlise Instrumental Music
• Rince seit Set Dancing
• Tráth na gCeist Table Quiz
The competitions are divided into three levels:
• Scór na bPáistí A Primary Schools level competition
• Scór na nÓg An inter-club competition for those under 17 years
• Scór Sinsir An Inter-club competition for those 17 years and over.
HOW ARE SCÓR COMPETITIONS RUN?
Just like the All-Ireland Football and Hurling Championships, clubs taking part in Scór first run off competitions among the club’s own members with the winners going forward to Divisional/District Board stage where deemed necessary, and then on to the County Final. The winners go on to the Provincial final and finally on to the All Ireland Final.
WHAT STANDING HAS SCÓR WITHIN THE GAA?
All Ireland Scór champions are presented with their medals by the President of the GAA. Winners are All-Ireland champions in their own right in the same way as All-Ireland Senior Football or Hurling Final winners!
WHO CAN ENTER SCÓR?
To enter Scór na nÓg or Scór Sinsir you must be a registered member of the GAA or one of the following sister organisations:
The Camogie Association
Ladies Gaelic Football Association
GAA Handball Association
GAA Rounders Association
http://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/cultur-agus-gaeilge/scór has the following information:
• Scór Rulebook
• Rúnaithe Scór na gContaetha
• Tráth na gCeist – Answer Sheets
• Scór Marking Cards – 10 Rows
• Marking Card – 4 Rows
• Scór Remark Sheets
GAA Scór Oifigiúil on Facebook carries information on Scór activities countrywide www.facebook.com/scórgaa/
Many GAA county websites carry information on Scór under a Culture heading. Many provincial and county Scór Committees run their own Facebook pages.
DOWNLOAD THE SCÓR INFORMATION BOOKLET HERE Introduction to Scór