BY JOHN TARRANT
WEST Cork’s Carbery Rangers and St James emerged the toast of the county Senior Scór finals after dominating the 2018 staging in the Éire Óg GAA Pavilion, Ovens.
The Mid Cork venue hosted the 49th decider and in a diverse programme compered by Liam Ó Laochdha, the exciting and diverse fare offered an abundance of cultural entertainment.
No strangers to success on the field, Rangers’ colours are equally adept on the stage, again rewarded on this occasion.
Their ballad group retained county honours with their double fare titled ‘Molly gCuach Ní Chuilleannain’ and ‘Eyes of an Irishman’ sung by Seán O’Regan, Claire O’Regan, Sinead O’Regan, Ciara O’Gorman and Danny Collins.
And St James’ kept the West flags floating on a splendid win in the Leiríu with a production titled ‘Temple Less’.
A hilarious presentation earned reward from a line-up involving Kathleen O’Sullivan, Rachel Hodnett, Deirdre Hodnett, Jonathan O’Donovan, Finbarr McCarthy, Shane Field and Sean O’Reilly.
Elsewhere Elaine Lombard from Ballinhassig emerged best at recitation with a powerful piece from ‘Riders to the Sea’.
Cork champions from Ballinhassig, Carbery Rangers, Kanturk, St James’, St Johns and Youghal will all now go forward to represent Cork in the Munster final in Cappamore, Co Limerick on Saturday, March 10th.