The 4th Annual ’Be a Superstar’ competition organised by Monaghan Macra was held
on Saturday night, February 26th in the Westenra Hotel, Monaghan. Macra clubs from
Monaghan, Cavan, Meath and Laois took part in what turned out to be a very entertaining
night. Yours trully was MC. Kevin Allen, Creative Director of the Flat Lake Festival
in Clones and Marian Larmer from Rockcorry were the judges but only 50% of their
vote counted as the audience supplied the other 50%. The Overall winner was Laura
Fealy who sang to her own accompaniment on the guitar. Georgina Malone, from Meath,
was in second place and the Tydavnet Club performing the Spice Girls were in third.
The all received cash prizes but the 1st and 2nd place winners also go through to
the final of the Xtractor competition at the Flat Lake Festival in Hilton Park, Clones,
on the weekend of 3rd to 5th June.