Spelling Bee 2017: Leinster Final
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spelling Bee 2017 – Schedule
|Ulster||Tuesday||13/06/2017||Eason Donegall Place, Belfast|