Morgan ís Got Talent!.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Morgan ís Got Talent!. thumbnailMorgan McNulty

A RATHFRILAND girl who auditioned for Britain's Got Talent is patiently waiting to find out if she has gotten through to the next stages.

However, with results not due until February next year, Morgan McNulty will have to find something to keep her distracted.

And with her interests in music, rally driving and being a championship winning boxer, the 15-year-old has plenty to keep her busy in the meantime.

"I have always had an interest in music from primary school when I was in the choir at St Patrick's, Drumgreenagh," she said.

"It was when I went to St Mark's High School that I really took an interest in it." The Fifth Year pupil at the Warrenpoint school is a member of its choir and orchestra and started playing guitar while in Second Year.

"I really loved it and I did private guitar lessons too for a year, but I had to give those up because I didn't have time to fit everything in."

It is little wonder as the teenager, who is the oldest of four children, has commitments almost every night of the week, including music practice and training with the town's boxing club.

A member of Rathfriland Cross-Community Boxing Club, Morgan is a championship winner, taking home several trophies and countless medals from the many events she has taken part in. She is now looking forward to the Fight Night being organised by the club.

"I joined it in September 2015 and I just love it," she said.

"I'm really looking forward to the Fight Night and was sparring in Belfast as part of my training for it.

"Because I am competitive, I train five nights per week in Rathfriland and I travel to other places for sparring practice as well."

In addition to this, Morgan started racing in the Down Autograss series in Banbridge in Easter 2016, and is already looking forward to it starting again next year.

Playing music is her first love and she has competed at a number of events locally, including the South Down Scor competitions for the first time this year.

She also came second in the U16 Solo Singing section at Buskfest and took part in the Saturday Sessions in Newry, where she was selected to play live in Buttercrane Shopping Centre.

It was here the Britain's Got Talent auditions were held earlier this month.

"I went into Buttercrane and auditioned, but I will not find out the results until February," she said.

"The crew was there and they recorded it, and they will take that back to the judges and they decide from there.

"The crew was very professional but didn't give anything away! I think it went well and I had a few people come up to me and say I had done well." In the meantime, Morgan of Drumlough Road will be singing again in the Newry city shopping centre later this week.

"This Thursday (30 November) the school choir is singing in Buttercrane for a Christmas event and I will be doing a solo piece for St Peter's carol service in December too," she said.

The teenager likes to keep herself busy and recently completed a six-week course make-up masterclass and is something of an inspiration to her younger brothers and sisters, who have also shown an interest in singing and are members of St Patrick's Primary School's choir as well.

"I would like to thank my mummy for running me everywhere, she's never off the road!"


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