2019 Eason Spelling Bee

Great buzz as Fionn O'Leary named Connacht champion speller

5th class student in Gortletteragh NS

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Great buzz as Fionn O'Leary named Connacht champion speller

Fionn O'Leary with with his mother Orla and sister Sarah and Alison Curtis from Today FM, after he was crowned champion speller.

Eason is delighted to announce Fionn O’Leary as this year’s winner of the Eason Spelling Bee Connacht final which took place in Eason, Galway Shopping Centre.

Fionn, who is a pupil at Gortletteragh NS, Co Leitrim, came out on top after stiff competition from his fellow spelling enthusiasts and will go on to compete in the Eason Spelling Bee All-Ireland final in The Helix, DCU, in June.

Fionn is an avid reader and loves reading the Percy Jackson series.

Now in its ninth year, the Eason Spelling Bee is the very definition of fun for school kids, encouraging them to read more, expand their vocabulary and fall in love with literacy.

Brendan Corbett, Group Head of Marketing at Eason, said; “We’re now in the ninth year of the Eason Spelling Bee and we’re incredibly proud to see it going from strength to strength annually. Each year, the children involved continue to impress us with their level of spelling skill and it’s wonderful to see schools across the country continuing to support this competition.

Along with the prestigious title of Eason Spelling Bee 2019 Champion, the winning speller will also take home a collection of books for their school library, worth €7,500 as well as a personal collection of books worth €500.

This year, 900 schools around Ireland have taken part in the nationwide contest.  Eason are partnering with Today FM for a fourth year and presenter Alison Curtis is the host of this year’s Provincial and All-Ireland Spelling Bee Finals.

Keep up-to-date with all the 2019 Spelling Bee buzz on www.easons.com/spellingbee and @easons #EasonSpellingBee