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First Place for The Marist in “Abair” Irish Public Speaking Competition

There was success for St. Mary’s College in Gael Linn’s prestigious “Abair” Irish Public Speaking competition on Friday 1st February, with Edward Finnegan taking 1st place in the Junior Section of the competition. His chosen topic was “Conspóid Scoile” where he discussed the merits and demerits of the current school year. The regional bout took place in Dundalk.

Edward Finnegan, Kaithlynn Nordon and Christopher Myles took part in the Junior Section of the competition for St. Mary’s College, where they each had to speak about a topical issue as Gaeilge for three minutes each. Robert Mee-Lucey, Caitlín Rooney and Krzysztof Baran took part in the Senior Section where they had to speak about a topical issue as Gaeilge for four minutes each. They gave great performances on the day receiving high commendation from the judges in what was a hotly contested competition involving schools from across the region.

Edward will now proceed to the final of the competition later this year where he will compete against winners from the other regions. Go n-éirí leis!