Fleadh Over-18 age group — how competitive is it?
I’m thinking of doing the Midwest Fleadh next year. I’m 27 years old, so I’d be in the Over 18 age group.
However, I found a list of last year’s competitors and was very surprised to see that there were LOTS of kids competing in the 15-18 age group, and only 5-6 people competing in the Over 18 age group. I also did a little poking around the discussion forum here, and read a comment from someone which said that the Over-18 age group was LESS competitive compared to the 15-18 age group.
Is this true? It just doesn’t seem to make sense. Wouldn’t the Over-18 age group be the MOST competitive because it leads directly to the All Ireland competitions (as in, you need to get 1st place in the Over-18 age group in order to go compete in the All Irelands)?