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A group of Scoil Chriost Ri, Cloughleigh, Ennis, pupils who have been short listed for the finals of the Comortas Amhran Naisunta at the National Pan Celtic finals in Carlow on Saturday night. Front from left; Lauren Cusack, Zarena Boladale, Rebecca Sobamiwa, Emma Ikiebey and Deborah Babajide. Back from left; Glodia Luyinduladio, Chelsea Mba Ileozor, Karen Vaughan and Joe Garry, teachers, Abdul Saidi, Roy Jones Mbou, Paul Crehan, teacher, Axelle Hakizimana and Dereck Sholarin. Missing from photo are; Leah Fawl and Emmanuel Ikiebey. Photograph by John Kelly.

Outstanding performance from Chríost Rí

SCOIL Chríost Rí will represent Ireland in the International Pan Celtic Song contest. Thirteen pupils from the school in Cloughleigh will compete in Derry on April 26 following their outstanding success at the national final at the weekend in Carlow. Their entry, the only one by a national school to make it to the finals, triumphed over such talents as John Spillane, The Begleys, Áine Durcan, Na Taosaigh. Chairman of the judging panel, Aonghus Mac Nally was loud in his praise for the group saying, “This was not a token gesture for these young children rather a total applaud for their energy, enthusiasm and deep rooted musical ability representing a new Ireland playing traditional Irish music with an innovative reggae, ska – rock twist.” The school received a cheque for €1,000, which will help the fundraising efforts of the school as they now go forward to represent Ireland in the Guildhall Theatre in Derry where they will be up against …

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