Shanballymore National School has had a long and proud history of participation in Scór na bPáistí competitions. Scór has become part of the school’s annual programme of events. Sounds of music, song and dance can be heard echoing from the classrooms from December to March each year, as many eager pupils put in hours of practice and tremendous work for the various disciplines.
Over the years the school has enjoyed many notable successes including numerous North Cork titles and many appearances in county finals. In fact, for the size of our school, our successes are indeed remarkable and as we take to the stage donned in red and black, we have become a major force with which to be reckoned. In 2017, the school was awarded the most successful primary school in North Cork in Scór na bPáistí.
We are always extremely proud of all our pupils who take to the stage representing their school, club and parish and we never cease to be impressed by the high standards that can be achieved on an annual basis. Great entertainment is provided, year in, year out, in various community centres around the county.
While winning is important to any school or club, it certainly isn’t everything. Preserving our culture and traditions is as important to any local area as winning titles, and we always try to instil in the pupils, that their participation counts for a lot. Many dancers, singers and actors have held the flag high for Shanballymore over the years and have proved that if you love what you do and show determination, then success follows. Our living culture is alive and flourishing and this is a tribute to the support, encouragement, hard work and commitment shown by pupils, parents and teachers involved. It is also a delight to see many of our past pupils continue to take to the stage in Macra and Scór Sinsir competitions and greatly enjoy them.