In the INEC Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney this coming Saturday at 3pm, Noel Joyce will take to the stage to represent Tipperary at the National Scór Final in the Recitation Competition.
This winning recitation at the recent Munster Final in Templemore is Noel’s observant and humorous take on the year that was 2011, “a year I will never forget.”
It looks at every major event in the year: from the General Election to the Presedential Election, from Tipperary’s role in both the senior hurling and minor football finals, while not forgetting a year that saw stiff cuts from the new Government, including a Household Tax.
Though Noel has won a number of Mid Tipperary Finals, this is his first year winning the County Round. Hence he is very pleased with his success and hopes to represent J. K. Brackens and Munster well.
Over the years Noel has had major success in the Novelty Act section of Scór. With his own original plays, Noel won County Finals in 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, eight in total, with a Munster Round Winner in the latter year.
Noel has also won a number of County Titles at Question Time. Yet despite his own successes Noel says, “I would count my biggest honour in Scor to have been Fear a Ti in Athlone when my daughter Nicole was part of the J. K. Brackens team which won the All Ireland Scór na nÓg Set Dancing Final in 2006.”
Currently Noel is County Scór Chairman. In previous years he served as Chairman of J. K. Brackens Scór, Mid Tipperary Scór and County Cultural Officer.
The best of luck is extended to Noel Joyce; no doubt 2012 will prove a year he will never forget