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Gael-Choláiste Chill Dara Overall Winners of Scléip! 2007

The finals took place on Saturday, 21st April in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

Twelve Irish-medium post-primary schools and 70 acts took part in the competition during March and April of this year and ten of these schools had acts that reached the final.

This is the second year of the competition, organised by Gaelscoileanna Teo.
This year the aim was to increase cooperation with other organisations and the Leinster heat was organised in conjunction with Fiontar in DCU.
There were seven categories:
Pop/Rock music, individual singer/musician, traditional groups, creative dance (individual), creative dance (groups), on-stage show and miscellaneous.
The Adjudicators were Méabh Ní Fhallúin, Raidió na Life; Daracha Nic Philibín, Musician; Éimear Nic Eanraí, Writer and Director.

A design competition was organised in conjunction with N.C.A.D. to commission an artist to design and make a trophy and 10 plaques for the competition. A design by Annika Berglund, a Swedish artist, of an electric guitar made of porcelain and silver strings on a Birr wood stand was the winning design.

Competition Winners

Bruscar (Rubbish), Gael-choláiste Chill Dara, Co. Kildare: Main Competition Prize, newly designed Scléip! Trophy.

Bruscar (Rubbish), Gael-choláiste Chill Dara, Co. Kildare: Category F, On-Stage Show.

Scléip! 2007 encourages young Gaelic talent.
Gaelscoileanna Teo is the national co-ordinating body for schools teaching through the medium of Irish.
There are 163 primary schools and 38 secondary schools currently providing education through the medium of Irish.