Spelling Bee 2018: Ulster Final
Our second Provincial Final took the Eason Spelling Bee team to Ulster. The competition took place in our Eason Store, Donegall Place, Belfast. Eight superb spellers went head to head to be crowned the Ulster Champion with a stunning backdrop of our children’s book department. We were joined by Rebecca McKinney and the Cool FM/Downtown Radio team. The Ulster final was very tense with just over 12 rounds of spellings.
Here is a look at all eight of our brilliant spellers pictured with Rebecca McKinney.
Pictured above are (L-R):
Jack McBride – Kilmacrennan National School, Donegal
Rebecca McKinney – Cool FM
Luc Tolan – St.Malachy’s Primary School, Kilclief, Down
Boann Verens – Monaghan Model School, Monaghan
Carol McKnight – Sacred Heart Primary School, Tyrone
Sinead Brolly – St.Canice’s Primary School, Derry
Tom McKnight – Poyntzpass Primary School, Armagh
Aoibhin Mulvey – Ballynarry National School, Cavan
Brandon Beattie – St.Mary’s Primary School, Teemore, Fermanagh
The competition kicked off just after 11 am and 8 spellers spelt it out against each. After 12 rounds of spelling, Jack McBride from Kilmacrennan National School, Donegal was named the Ulster Spelling Bee Champion 2018. Jack will now go on to represent his school, county and province in the All-Ireland Final on June 14th.
Ulster Final winner Jack McBride pictured above with Rebecca McKinney, Cool FM and Gerard McGinn, Eason Store Manager, Belfast.
Leinster Winning Word: Hippopotamus
Definition: A very large massive gregarious artiodactyl mammal.
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
|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|