Macra news: Drama victory in the stars for Wicklow cast

Johnstown/Coolgreaney Macra from Wicklow took home the top prize at Macra’s All-Ireland drama final in Sligo.
Macra news: Drama victory in the stars for Wicklow cast

They club also won prizes for best actress and best producer for their show, Lucy in the Sky.

The final took place over two nights in St Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry, and saw six clubs take to the stage.

Second place went to Cork’s Kinsale Macra from the Seandún region. The club’s Eoin O’Donovan also won the best actor award.

Third place went to Cork’s Berrings Macra, Muskerry, while the adjudicators’ prize went to Stephen McGuinness from Tarmonbarry Macra in Co Roscommon.

The best producer prize went to Mary Graham while best actress went to Orlaith Mythen, both of Johnstown/ Coolgreaney Macra.

Orlaith also won the Kathleen Kelly Perpetual Trophy.

Macra national president, Kieran O’Dowd, speaking at the presentation of the prizes, said: “Macra’s drama competition continues to show the incredible talent in our organisation. This final is also a fun night out for those who are attending.

“Well done to all the teams and particularly Johnstown/ Coolgreaney Macra.”

Meanwhile, the Seandún Macra titles final was held in the Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire, with the positions of Mr Personality, Blue Jean County Queen, Miss Macra, and Queen of the Land all up for grabs. Private interviews were held with a panel of judges from various Macra regions before the public interviews.

Last year’s Seandún Mr Personality and Miss Macra, Seamus Reid and Eilís Ahern, were on hand to escort the contestants to their on-stage interviews, which were conducted by Kinsale member Daniel O’Regan who quizzed contestants on involvement in Macra, their hobbies, and also their most embarrassing moments.

Contestants also had the opportunity to demonstrate their various talents, which included singing, hurley volleying, and dancing.

Tomas Cuffe, Glanmire Macra, took the title of Mr Personality. Laura Spillane of Carrigaline Macra was named Blue Jean County Queen. Tanya O’Sullivan of Glanmire Macra was crowned Miss Macra, and Siobhán Kelleher of Knockraha Macra, took the Queen of the Land title.

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