TALENTED teenagers from across the Southside have won awards at the All-Ireland Final of Scléip 2020.
Organised annually by Gael Linn for Irish medium second-level schools nationwide, and funded by Foras na Gaeilge, Scléip is a celebration of contemporary music, song, dance ‘as Gaeilge’.
The final was held in the Clasach Theatre, Clontarf, and almost 300 star-struck students, who had qualified through preliminary rounds before Christmas, were on stage during the event.
Southside schools taking part in the event included Coláiste Cois Life, Lucan and Coláiste Eoin, Booterstown.
Coláiste Cois Life students, Caoimhe Garvin, Helen Nic Cárthaigh, Liam Walsh and Daithí Ó hArrachtáin, were awarded first place in the junior section of the Pop/Rock singing group category (Popghrúpa/Racghrúpa le féintionlacan).
The Pop/Rock group, ‘Beocht’, competed in the senior section of the same category took second place.
Instrumentalist, Tom Ó Neill, took first place in the junior section of the solo instrumentation category while Harvey de Brún, of Coláiste Eoin, Booterstown, was awarded second place in the same section.
Coláiste Ghlór na Mara’s Eoin Meachair brought home the second place award for the senior section of the same category (Ceol Uirlise Aonair).
Teachers, Elaine Uí Ghéaráin (Coláiste Cois Life), Edel Ní Dhomhnaill (Coláiste Eoin), Siobhan Ní Mhaolagáin (Coláiste Ghlór na Mara) guided them to their success.
The winners were all presented with specially-designed plaque and medals.
Seán Ó Ceallaigh, Gael Linn, praised the work put in by all the teachers and their dedication to encourage the young students who participated in the competition.
He also thanked Foras na Gaeilge for their continuing support for the event.
Harvey de Brún accepted his award for second place in the junior section of the solo instrumentation (Ceol Uirlise Aonair) category from Caoimhe Ní Chathail, Foras na Gaeilge and Meghan Mhic Thiarnáin.