Spelling Bee 2018: Leinster Final
May 22nd, marked the first day of our Spelling Bee Provincial Finals. The competition took place in our Eason Store, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Twelve fantastic spellers gathered in our children’s book department to spell it out against each other in what was to be a magnificent Provincial Final. We were joined by Alison Curtis and the Today FM team – make sure to tune into Weekend Breakfast on Today FM this Saturday where Alison will report on her highlights from the Leinster Bee Final.
Here is a look at all twelve of our brilliant spellers today pictured with Alison Curtis.
Pictured above are (L-R):
Charlotte Stevens – Primrose Hill N.S., Kildare
Alison Curtis – Today FM
Benjy Billington – Wicklow Montessori P.S.
Laragh Wilkinson – Cosby N.S., Stradbally
Oisin Mackin – Ballybryan N.S., Offaly
Cian Cashman – Bennekerry N.S., Carlow
Aoife O’Connor – St.Oliver’s N.S., New Ross
Pierce Cassidy – Newtown N.S., Meath
Aisling Lane – St.Sinneach’s N.S., Colehill
Oisin Harrington – St.Tola’s N.S., Delvin
Conall Halpenny – Ballapousta N.S., Drogheda
Aoibh O’Brien – St.Clare’s P.S., Harold’s Cross
Niall Walsh – St.Beacon’s N.S., Mullinavat
Excitement filled the room as the competition kicked off at 11 am. After many exhilarating rounds of spelling, Charlotte Stevens from Primrose Hill N.S. Kildare was named the Leinster Spelling Bee Champion 2018. Charlotte will now go on to represent her school, county and province in the All-Ireland Final on June 14th.Leinster Winning Word: Facultative
Definition: Empowering but not compelling the doing of an act.
The excitement continues as the Spelling Bee Team move on to their next Provincial Finals. Make sure to keep up to date with all the buzz on Today FM and Cool FM!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 2018 – Schedule
|Ulster||24/05/2018||11 am||Eason, Donegall Place, Belfast|
|Connacht||29/05/2018||11 am||The G Hotel, Old Dublin Rd. Galway|
|Munster||07/06/2018||11 am||Eason, Patricks Street, Cork|
|All-Ireland||14/06/2018||11 am||The Helix, DCU, Collins Avenue, Whitehall, Dublin 9|