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Great success for the Marist in the “Abair” Irish Public Speaking Competition

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There was great success for the Marist in Gael Linn’s prestigious “Abair” Irish Public Speaking competition on Wednesday 3rd February. Robert Mee-Lucey and Caitlín Rooney took 1st and 2nd place in the Junior Section, while Shane Durnin took 1st place in the Senior Section, in what was a hotly contested competition involving schools from across the region.

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Competitors in the Junior Section had to speak about a topical issue for three minutes each, while competitors in the Senior Section spoke for four minutes each. Robert spoke about ‘Teifigh’ / ‘Refugees’, Caitlín spoke about ‘Na Tuilte’ / ‘The Floods’, while Shane poked fun at Donald Trump’s campaign to be the next president of the USA.

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The speakers excelled on the day, receiving high praise from the judges and will now proceed to the final of the competition following their unprecedented success. Comhghairdeas mór – maith sibh!