Updated: 2011-03-08 13:30:22
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By: Noel Kennedy 
Owenmore Gaels Got Talent

Castle Dargan Hotel came to life last Friday night when the Owenmore Gaels Got Talent
show took to the stage. Seven acts from all over the world descended on the Ballygawley hotel
to contest for the silverware.

From Beyonce to Ronnie Drew and Shane McGowan and the Rubber Bandits to the Spice Girls,
Tina Turner to The Village People, they were all there.

But it was Irelandís very own X Factor contestant from Ballyfermott, Mary Byrne aka John McPartland who won the hearts of the audience to steal the 2011 Owenmore Gaels Got Talent crown.

Photos by Noel Kennedy

Cyril Feehily Sligo County Chairman, Marty Morrissey RTE, Margaret O'Connell Secretary Owenmore Gaels , Martin Cannon Chairman, Gerry Walsh Treasurer pictured at their new development.
Cyril Feehily Sligo County Chairman, Marty Morrissey RTE, Margaret O'Connell Secretary Owenmore Gaels , Martin Cannon Chairman, Gerry Walsh Treasurer pictured at their new development.
Cecil Whiteside Centra main sponsor with his family meeting Marty Morrissey.
Cecil Whiteside Centra main sponsor with his family meeting Marty Morrissey.
Sponsor Pat Durkin Collooney Pharmacy presents Martin Cannon with an Automated External Defibrillator for the Community.
Sponsor Pat Durkin Collooney Pharmacy presents Martin Cannon with an Automated External Defibrillator for the Community.
Paul Byrnes Editor Sunday game RTE, Margaret O'Connell Secretary Owenmore Gaels Club, Marty Morrissey RTE.
Paul Byrnes Editor Sunday game RTE, Margaret O'Connell Secretary Owenmore Gaels Club, Marty Morrissey RTE.
John McPartland winner as Mary Byrne.
John McPartland winner as Mary Byrne.
The Spice Girls Cathy Clarke, Margaret Cavanagh, Margaret Bolton, Mary Leydon and Noreen Fallon.
The Spice Girls Cathy Clarke, Margaret Cavanagh, Margaret Bolton, Mary Leydon and Noreen Fallon.
Niall Hodgins Aaron Tansey as the Rubber Bandits.
Niall Hodgins Aaron Tansey as the Rubber Bandits.
Last years winners Justin Gilmartin Peter Wynne as Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
Last years winners Justin Gilmartin Peter Wynne as Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
Emer Conway and Monica Tighe as Ronnie Drew and Shane McGowan are joined by Conor Healy Shane O'Connell and Kevin Healy.
Emer Conway and Monica Tighe as Ronnie Drew and Shane McGowan are joined by Conor Healy Shane O'Connell and Kevin Healy.
Tom Leydon as Tina Turner.
Tom Leydon as Tina Turner.
Elaine O'Connell as Beyonce joined by Marie Claire Doyle and Anita McGuinness.
Elaine O'Connell as Beyonce joined by Marie Claire Doyle and Anita McGuinness.
Thomas Kerins Michael Kerins Paul Jinks Jason Farrell Frankie and Niall Kerins as the Village People.
Thomas Kerins Michael Kerins Paul Jinks Jason Farrell Frankie and Niall Kerins as the Village People.