first_imgMore than 300 people including pupils from schools across Ireland gathered in Letterkenny last night for the final of music competition BEO.The competition, arranged by Colaiste Ailigh, saw schools compete for a first prize of €5,000.Schools were tasked with the challenge of organising their own BEO concert while speaking a cupla focal Gaeilge. The schools who made the final included Gaelcholáiste Chill Dara, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Grennan College, Pobalscoil na Rosann, Bridgetown Vocational College and St Columba’s College.Held in the RCC the final proved a night of musical mayhem as a number of bands including Storyfold, More Than Conquerors and Jamaican Vampires rocked it out.But the real interest was who was going to walk away with the inaugural BEO trophy ….and €5,000!The announcement was made by the man many credit with discovering U2 – Hot Press writer Jackie Hayden. Making the announcement, Jackie said “If the wealth of talent here tonight is anything to go by then there is no recession in the Irish music business.”There was a huge reaction when Bridgetown Vocational School pipped one other school at the post.But the real winner on the night were the teachers and pupils of Colaiste Ailigh, Loreto Convent and St Eunan’s College for organising an amazing night. OH BEO A NIGHT – LETTERKENNY SCHOOLS ROCK IT OUT was last modified: May 11th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BeoColaiste AilighJackie Haydenlast_img read more