Spelling Bee 2018: Kerry, Cork and Tipperary
As St. Patrick’s Day drew close our Spelling Bee Team made their way to the south west of the country to see what the competition was like in Munster. The team visited Kerry, Cork and Tipperary to see who would be the champion speller of each county. The team were really looking forward to seeing what was in store for them in these three competitions. Check out all the details from their fourth week below and find out which of our super spellers were crowned Kerry, Cork and Tipperary Spelling Bee County champions.
The team were warmly greeted in Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh as they kicked off another week of competitions down in Tralee. 22 spellers took part in the competition to be named the Kerry County Champion.
Aisling Ni Dhubhaigh from Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste became our Kerry County Champion for the second year in a row. Aisling loves reading and has just finished the Percy Jackson series of books. Aisling will now move on to compete in the Munster Final in May.
On March 14th our team were in Cork for our biggest competition to date this year. We had a fantastic competition where tension was high as 58 spellers battled it out to become the champion of the Rebel County. The competition was held in Rochestown Park Hotel.
After approximately two hours we crowned Ellen Ni Chrualaioch Cork County Champion. Ellen is an avid reader, from Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile, and has just finished all Skulduggery Pleasant books. Ellen will now go on to compete in the Munster Final in May.
For the final competition of the teams fourth week on the road they travelled to Cashel in Co.Tipperary. Here, the competition was hosted by St.John the Baptist BNS for yet another year! The standard was excellent in Tipperary and a great competition was had. 38 spellers from across the county spelt it out to become the Tipperary County Champion.
Ruby Barron from Presentation Primary School was our winning Bee. Ruby is also a big sport fan and plays camogie with Ballybacon/Grange. Ruby will now go on to represent the county in the Munster Final in May.
Spelling Bee 2018 – Schedule
|Waterford||Wed||21st Mar||St. Ursula’s Primary School, Ursuline Convent, Waterford|
|Wexford||Thu||22nd Mar||Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey|
|Mayo||Mon||9th April||St. Patricks BNS, Chapel Street, Castlebar|
|Galway||Tue||10th April||Salthill Hotel|
|Clare||Wed||11th April||Ennis National School, Ashline, Ennis|
|Limerick||Thu||12th April||JFK Memorial School, Ennis Rd, Limerick|
|Wicklow||Tue||17th Apr||S.N. Phadraig Naofa, Avoca|
|Dublin||Wed||18th April||Red Cow Hotel|
|Kilkenny||Thu||19th April||Scoil Iognaid de Ris, Stephen’s St., Kilkenny|
|Meath||Mon||23rd Apr||St. Paul’s NS, Ratoath|
|Cavan||Tue||24th April||Farnham National School, Drumelis, Cavan|
|Fermanagh||Wed||25th April||Enniskillen Integrated Primary School, Drumcoo, Eniskillen, Fermanagh|
|Tyrone||Thu||26th April||Sacred Heart Primary School, Tattyreagh Glebe, Omagh|
|Louth||Mon||30th April||Dundalk Grammar Junior School, the Crescent, Dundalk|
|Down||Tue||1st May||St. Colmcilles Primary School, 68a Glebetown Drive,Downpatrick, BT30 6PZ|
|Armagh||Wed||2nd May||Poyntzpass Primary School, Tandragee Road, Poyntzpass|
|Antrim||Thu||3rd May||Templepatrick Primary. 5 Lylehill Road, Templepatrick|
|Monaghan||Tue||8th May||Scoil Naomh Pádriag Corracrin, Emyvale, Monaghan|
|Derry||Wed||9th May||St.Columbas P.S, 3 Agivey Rd, Kilrea, Coleraine BT51 5UT|
|Donegal||Thu||10th May||Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Donegal|
|Longford||Fri||11th May||Stonepark N.S, Stonepark, Co.Longford|