Scór competitions are organized along similar lines to hurling and Gaelic football championships. GAA clubs in each respective county enter teams or individuals into various events at competitions. Each heat of the competition takes place usually in a GAA hall on a Saturday night during which the following events take place:

  • Rince Foirne (Céilí­ Dancing)
  • Amhránaí­ocht Aonair (Solo Singing)
  • Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music)
  • Aithriseoirecht/Scéalaíocht (Recitation/Storytelling)
  • Bailéad Ghrúpa (Ballad Group)
  • Láthair (Stage Presentation)
  • Rince Seit (Set Dancing)
  • Tráth na gCeist (Question Time)


These heats culminate in a county final. The winning team in each event, in each county, goes on to compete in a provincial championship, and the winners of each of the 4 provincial championships go on to the all-Ireland Scór finals. To win an All-Ireland title is seen as a great achievement and honour for any club.

The competitions are split by age, into Scór na bPáistí (or primary school Scór), Scór na nóg (or Young/Junior Scór) for under 17's and Scór Sinsear (Senior Scór) for adults.

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