Competitions

21E. ​THE TERESA COYNE MEM. CUP
Recitation. Boys Under 5 years.
Own choice
Time Limit: 2 mins
Entrance Fee: €8.00

22E. STUDIED PROSE READING
13 –16 years. Competitors to read aloud a passage from a short story/novel of own choice.
(Not to exceed 2 mins)
Entrance Fee: €8.00

23E. STUDIED PROSE READING
10-13 years. As 22E
Entrance Fee: €8.00

24E. STUDIED PROSE READING
Under 10 years. As 22E
Entrance Fee: €8.00

25E. STORYTELLING
Under 10 years. Competitors to tell a story in their own words. (Not to exceed 2 mins.)
Entrance Fee: €8.00

26E. THE CILLARD PERPETUAL CUP
In memory of Arthur Dillon,
presented by his family
STORYTELLING 10 –14 years. Competitors to tell a story in their own words, using the three selected words given by the adjudicator
(Not to exceed 2 mins.) Entrance Fee: €8.00

27E. SCRIPTURE READING
Under 16 years

Competitors to deliver their own choice of passage. Time Limit: Not to exceed 2 mins
Entrance Fee: €8.00

28E. THE CLLR. McGOLDRICK PERP. CUP
(Former Mayor of Sligo)
Recitation Boys 7-8 years
Own choice. Time Limit: 2 mins.
Entrance Fee: €8.00

29E.THE MALONEY PERPETUAL CUP
Presented by the Maloney Family, Ballisodare
Recitation Girls 7-8 years
Own choice. Time Limit: 2 mins.
Entrance Fee: €8.00

30E. STORYTELLING 
Under 16 years.

Competitiors to prepare a short story on the theme of “Sligo”. Could be historical, legend, myth or own story. Story to be told not read. Aids may be used. Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Entrance Fee: €8.00

31E.​ JUNIOR REPERTOIRE
Under 16 years. Using Irish poets only. You are required to present a recital of short poems. Not to exceed 4 minutes. Please introduce your programme. *See rule 22 Entrance Fee: €8.00
Set Pieces may not be used in Own Choice Competitions

32E. CHORAL SPEAKING 
(Under 11 years)

 Groups of at least 8 to recite a poem of own choice. Not to exceed 4 minutes. Please introduce your programme. Entrance Fee: €10.00

33E. CHORAL SPEAKING (11 YEARS+)
(11 years +) Groups of at least 8 to recite a poem of own choice. Not to exceed 4 minutes. Please introduce your programme. Entrance Fee: €10.00

JUBILEE PERPETUAL TROPHY:
(Presented by Kay Guinane)

This trophy will be awarded by the adjudicator
to the most promising - Non First Prize Winner.

1E.SENIOR RECITATION - New
16 years and over.
Competitor to recite a poem of own choice by any Irish author (other than W.B. Yeats). The entire performance not to exceed 3 mins.*See rule 22 Entrance Fee: €8.00

2E.THE YEATS CUP (SENIOR)
Competitors 16 years and over
to perform two constrasting pieces of own choice by W.B. Yeats. Performance not to exceed 6 mins. Winner to receive an academic bursary for the 2023 Yeats Inter-national Summer School. Kindly presented by the Yeats Society Sligo. *See rule 22 
Entrance Fee: €8.00

3E.THE YEATS CUP (JUNIOR)
Competitors under 16 years to recite a poem of own choice by W.B. Yeats. *See rule 22 
Entrance Fee: €8.00

4E. THE THEO BOURKE MEMORIAL CUP
Public Speaking Over 14 years. Speakers to present a prepared speech on a topic of own choice, not exceeding 5 minutes. Aids may be used.
Entrance Fee: €8.00

5E.THE EUGENE HENRY PERPETUAL CUP
14-16 years. Competitors to recite 1 poem of own choice. Performance not to exceed 3 mins.
Entrance Fee: €8.00 *See rule 22

6E. RECITATION 14-16 years
Competitors to recite a poem of own choice by an Irish Author (other than W.B. Yeats). The entire performance must not exceed 3 minutes.
Entrance Fee: €8.00 *See rule 22

7E. J.J. FRIEL MEMORIAL CUP 12-14 years
Competitors to recite one poem of own choice .
Time Limit: not to exceed 3 mins
Entrance Fee: €8.00

8E. THE O’CAROLAN CUP 12-14 years
Competitors to recite one of the following poems
A) Mid Term Break by Seamus Heaney
B) The Old Woman of the Roads by Padraic Collum
C) Moments When the Light by Brendan Kennelly
Entrance Fee: €8.00
Set Pieces may not be used in Own Choice Competitions

9E. CNOC na CILLE PERPETUAL CUP
Recitation 12-14 years.
Competitors to recite a poem of own choice by an Irish Author (other than W.B. Yeats) The entire performance must not exceed 3 minutes. Entrance Fee: €8.00

10E. CORN AVONDALE 10-12 years
Competitors to recite one of the following poems
A) Coach by Eleanor Farjeon
B) The Day that Summer Died by Vernon Scannell
C) Teabag by Peter Dixon
Entrance Fee: €8.00
Set Pieces may not be used in Own Choice Competitions

11E. SLIGO TOURIST DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Recitation 10-12 years
Competitors to recite a poem of own choice by an Irish Author (other than W.B. Yeats).
The entire performance must not exceed 3 mins.
Entrance Fee: €8.00

12E. CORN CNOC na SCEACH 10 – 12 years
Presented by the Quinn Family, Thornhill Competitors to recite one poem of your own choice. Not to exceed 3 mins.
Entrance Fee: €8.00

13E. THE EUGENE GILBRIDE MEMORIAL CUP
8-10 years – CONFINED

Competitors, residents of County Sligo and Leitrim, to perform one poem of own choice.
Performance not to exceed 3 mins.
Entrance Fee: €8.00

14E. THE MICHAEL F. HORAN MEMORIAL CUP
8-10 years – OPEN

Competitors to recite one of the following poems
A) The Snare - by Robert Louis Stephenson
B) The Veggie Lion by Spike Milligan
C) Bear in There by Shel Silverstein
Entrance Fee: €8.00
Set Pieces may not be used in Own Choice Competitions

15E. ​THE DRUMCLIFFE CUP
RECITATION 8-10 Years

Presented by Des & Irene Fleming
Competitors to recite a poem of own choice by an Irish Author (other than W.B. Yeats).
The entire performance must not exceed 2 minutes. 
Entrance Fee: €8.00

16E. THE GRETTA KIELTY MEMORIAL CUP
Girls 6-7 years

Competitors to recite a short poem of own choice. Performance not to exceed 2mins.
Entrance Fee: €8.00

17E. THE PAT Mc LOUGHLIN MEMORIAL CUP
Boys 6-7 years

Competitors to recite a short poem of own choice. Performance not to exceed 2 mins
Entrance Fee: €8.00

18E.THE PATSY HARTE MEM. CUP
Recitation Competitors to recite a short poem of own choice. 5-6 years Girls.
Time Limit: 2 mins. 
Entrance Fee: €8.00

19E. MAYOR JOHN FALLON MEM.CUP
Recitation Competitors to recite a short poem of own choice. 5-6 years Boys.
Time Limit: 2 mins 
Entrance Fee: €8.00

20E. ​THE KATHLEEN CARROLL MEM. CUP
Recitation. Girls Under 5 years. Own choice
Time Limit: 2 mins
Entrance Fee: €8.00

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