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1st Place for Marist in Irish Public Speaking Competition

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Students from St. Mary’s College recently took part in the regional heat of Gael Linn’s prestigious ‘Abair’ Irish public speaking competition on Friday 6th March. Students Aisling Finnegan, Shane Durnin and Naomi Thompson represented the school on the day.

Competitors had to speak about a topical issue for three minutes each. Aisling spoke about ‘Daoine gan Dídean’ / ‘The Homeless’, Shane spoke about ‘An Rialtas agus an Ghaeilge’ / ‘The Government and the Irish language’ and Naomi spoke about ‘Brú na Nollag’ / ‘The pressures of Christmas’. All three speakers excelled on the day and Shane Durnin was delighted to achieve First Place in his category, receiving high commendation from the judges. Shane will now go on to the final which will be held after Easter. Comhghairdeas leo!