Well done to everybody who took part in Opportunity Knocks 2016

A very long but very enjoyable night at the finals gave Ms Judy Heffernan a very difficult few hours as she deliberated over the acts.  At the end the overall junior winners were Kilanerin School Choir whilst the overall senior winner was the novelty act The Operation. The audience agreed with the judge in her opinion by voting for Kilanerin School choir for the audience award.

Category winners on the night were as follows;

  • Junior novelty act winner Mrs Jones’s girls, runner up The Echo
  • School Choirs Junior winners Kilanerin NS, runner up Bunscoil Loreto and merit award Ballyfad NS.
  • Group dance Jnr Irish winners The McGonigle Dancers and runner up Caroline Fleming School of Dance
  • Solo Singing Jnr winner Jirrat O Neill, runner up Katie Foote and merit award Gemma Hayes
  • Group dance Jnr Modern winner Niamh & Ava
  • Recitation winner Roisin Noctor, runner up Dearbhla Noctor
  • Solo Dance Jnr Irish winner Jodi Doherty, runner up Niamh Murphy
  • Solo Singing Snr Ashling accompanied by Amanda
  • Solo Music Snr Amanda Fitzpatrick
  • Novelty act Snr winner ‘The Operation’, runner up Bob Plunger
  • Solo dance Jnr modern winner Hannah Locklan, runner up Emma Kelly
  • Group singing Jnr winner 3G, runner up Beanrionn Na Ceol, merit award Les Garcon
  • Group music Jnr winner Cairde Ceol, runner up DNK, merit award Bunscoil Loreto
  • Solo Dance Snr Modern winner Shona Kells, runner up Emma Butler
  • Mime winner The Spinning Wheel
  • Solo Music Junior winner David Neville, runner up Caoimhe Radford
  • Recitation Snr Myles Carroll
  • Group dance Snr Irish winner The Twisters, runner up Jospehine Mahon Dancers, runners up Gillian & Eve
  • Group dance Snr Modern winners Chrissy & Megan, runner up Dance Fusion, merit award Emma & Rachel
  • Solo Dance Snr Irish winner Gabrielle Kavanagh, runner up Nicole Brooks.

Thanks to everybody who supported the four nights. Special thanks to all our sponsors, and thanks to all who helped out on the nights.

Thanks to everybody who supported the lines raffle for the month of February in association with Opportunity Knocks.

The winners were:

  • 1st prize: Sadie Bergin C/O Teresa Hempenstall
  • 2nd prize: Mary Rooney Kilanerin
  • 3rd prize: Sadie Bergin C/O Teresa Hempenstall
  • 4th prize: Terri Reid C/O Geraldine O Connor
  • 5th prize: Laura Bardon Limbrick
  • 6th prize Ciara Bardon Limbrick
  • 7th prize Ella Jones Bannview
  • 8th prize Leah Shorthall C/O Baraba Tutty
  • 9th prize Claire Somers Kilanerin
  • 10th prize Sarah Furlong Clonsilla.

Thanks to everybody who donated valuable prizes for our draw.