Spelling Bee 2017: Leinster Final

By Maeve Ward
In Headlines
Jun 13th, 2017

The Spelling Bee Team were delighted to be back in Dublin this past week for the second provincial final of this year’s competition. The Leinster final was held in the The Spencer Hotel and we were delighted to be joined by Today FM’s Alison Curtis who was there to report on the amazing competition as it happened.

We were delighted to welcome our 12 amazing county champions to the hotel who were eager to be crowned this year’s Leinster Champion, they were;

Tom Dorr from St. Mary’s Primary School, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Eoghan Carrigy from Scoil Samhthann, Ballinalee, Co. Longford

Hazel Trill – O’Rourke from St. Benedict’s NS, Ongar, Dublin 15

 Ashely Bolton from Bunscoil Loreto, Gorey, Co. Wexford

 Robert Maher from Charleville NS, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

 Kate Savage from Scoil Aonghusa, Drogheda, Co. Louth

 James Moran from St. Paul’s Primary School, Navan, Co. Meath

 Brian O’ Hara from Avoca NS, Avoca, Co. Wicklow

 Paddy Bergin from Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

 Adam Johnston from Borris Mixed NS, Borris, Co. Carlow

 Michael Cullen from Scoil Phádraig, Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny

 Mateusz Palka from Scoil Naomh Lorcáin, Athy, Co. Kildare


The atmosphere in the room was amazing and all of our spellers received a standing ovation before the competition began and deservedly so.

After some impressive spelling from our participants, it was Ashley Bolton who was crowned the Eason Spelling Bee Leinster Champion 2017.

Leinster Winning Word: Gastritis

Definition: Inflammation of the lining of the stomach.

Ashley will now go on to represent her school, county and province in the All Ireland Spelling Bee Final which takes place on the 20th June in Croke Park.

We would also like to give a massive thank you to John Keane, Store Manager of Eason O’Connell Street, Dublin who came along to give a hand on the day.

There’s even more excitement growing as we head towards our Ulster Provincial final next.

Upcoming Provincial Finals:

The dates and locations for the upcoming Provincial Finals are outlined below. If you have any questions relating to your Provincial Final you can contact us at spellingbee@easons.com.

Spelling Bee 2017 – Schedule

Province   Date Location
Ulster Tuesday 13/06/2017 Eason Donegall Place, Belfast

Leinster Final 2017

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  • Adam Johnston - Borris Mixed National School, Borris, Co-20
  • Ashley Bolton - Bunscoil Loreto, Gorey, Co-3-19
  • Brian O’Hara - Avoca National School, Co Wicklow-3
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  • Eoghan Carrigy - Scoil Samhthann National School, Ballinalee, Co-22
  • Hazel Trill-O’Rourke - St. Benedict’s National School, Ongar, Co-2-7
  • James Moran - St. Paul’s Primary School, Abbeylands, Co-2-16
  • John Keane of Eason and winner Ashley Bolton - Bunscoil Loreto, Gorey, Co. Wexford - -79
  • Kate Savage - Scoil Aonghusa, Drogheda, Co-2-36
  • Mateusz Palka - Scoil Naomh Lorc+�in, Levitstown, Athy, Co-2-26
  • Michael Cullen - Scoil Phadraig, Ballyhale, Co-3-12
  • Paddy Bergin - Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyleix, Co-8
  • Robert Maher - Charleville National School, Tullamore, Co-13
  • Tom Dorr - St. Mary’s Primary School, College Street, Mullingar-1
  • Winner Ashley Bolton - Bunscoil Loreto, Gorey, Co. Wexford and John Keane of Eason- -3-95
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