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Munster Comhaltas News - May 2017


New Rules for Ceol an Gheimhridh 2017/2018

Following discussion at December meeting and at the County Secretary seminar, it is felt that a review of the age groups is necessary.


New age groups agreed at March Comhairle na Mumhan meeting:

•Under 11 & Under 14 on the year of competition to bring age-groups in line with Fleadh

•Céilí Band all must be branch members – Under 14 plus two Under 17’s allowable. Adults/teachers playing in band no longer allowed. Bands are now only required to play two contrasting tunes as in Fleadhanna Cheoil

•Following discussion group at last year’s convention, there have been requests to promote polka + jig sets – it was agreed to introduce an extra competition for polka and jig sets – Under 14 mixed sets only (min of 2 boys, max of 4). The two parts will be picked from a choice of jig/slide/polka from the same Munster set. The name of the set must be named at time of entry


Further guidelines to follow in the Autumn.


Uachtarán Nua Comhairle na Mumhan

Congratulations to Domhnall de Barra (Limerick) who has been elected as the new Uachtarán of Comhairle na Mumha n at our May meeting.


Fleadh na Mumhan 2017 Subs

Branches are reminded to send the €75 branch subs for Fleadh na Mumhan to their County Boards asap. The organising committee are requesting stewards from any branches in the province who would be available to help out over the Fleadh weekend. Contract if you are available.


SCT Grade 8 Medallions

Congratulations to the Munster recipients of the Micheál O hEidhinn medallion for achieving Distinction in their 2016 SCT Exams:

•Caoimhe Fitzgibbon (Banogue, Limerick)

•Sinead O’Sullivan (Killarney, Kerry)

•Aine Higgins (Adare, Limerick)

•Zach Buckley (Killarney, Kerry)

•Eimear Gleeson (Roscrea, Tipperary)

•Chloe Ryan (Cappamore, Limerick)

•Gráinne Buckley (Templeglantine, Limerick)

•Fiona Fell (Killarney, Kerry)

•Mary Therese Coughlan (Skibbereen, Cork)

•Helen Coughlan (Skibbereen, Cork)

•Maebh Daly (Bantry, Cork)

•Darragh Carey Kennedy (Roscrea, Tipperary)

•Kiera Fell (Killarney, Kerry)

•Eoin Burke (Adare, Limerick)

•Diarmuid Mac Curtáin (Templeglantine, Limerick)


TTCT Recipients

Congratulations to the Munster recipients of the 2016 TTCT Comhaltas Teachers Diploma who were presented with their awards recently at An Cultúrlann in Dublin:

•Clara Mannion (Waterford)

•Mairead Carey (Cork)

•Denise Kennedy (Tipperary)

•Clodagh Murphy (Waterford)

•Eimear Brosnan (Limerick)

•Ciara O’Leary-Fitzpatrick (Cork)

•Sharon Howley (Clare)

•Anna Sheehan (Limerick)