Eason Spelling Bee Week 11, Provincial Finals



With the County finals over, that means the next stage is the Provincial Finals. 

All the county winners come back, to face the winners from all over their respective provinces and compete to make it to the All-Ireland final. All the spellers who made it this far should be so proud – don’t forget, you’re still the best speller in your county! But let’s see who won in each Province.






A total of 12 spellers came to the flagship Eason store in Dublin O’Connell Street on May 14th for the Leinster final. Finalists from Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Offaly, Longford, Louth, Meath, Laois, Westmeath, Wexford, and Wicklow were ready to spell their way to victory.

There was a great atmosphere in the store from the spellers and their supporters, and of course the level of talent the spellers displayed was incredible. Sadly, only one person can prevail. And in this case it was Annie John, from Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts in Wexford.
Annie is in sixth class, and had made it to the Leinster final last year as well. This year she finally succeeded and will be going on to the All-Ireland. We are so delighted for Annie, she has earned this!








On Thursdays, May 16th, we made our way to the Eason store on Patrick Street in Cork for the Munster provincial final. This time, six spellers from Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Waterford, Tipperary and Clare were competing to represent their county in the All-Ireland Final.

We were all so impressed by all of the spellers, they were absolutely incredible. Some patrons of the shop stopped to watch the competition, it was that engaging!
But a winner emerged, and we want to say a massive congratulations to Ollie O’Connor from Grange National School in Tipperary. He won in a head-to-head round with another speller and did his school and county proud.







The last of the Provincial Finals was the Connacht/Ulster final, which was held on May 21st.

8 students from Sligo, Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Galway, Roscommon, Mayo and Leitrim came prepared and ready for a competition. And what a great competition it was! After a tense competition, Benas Navickas from Scoil Mhuire in Moycullen, Galway was named the victor. Massive congratulations to him.




And with that, we have the three champions who will be going forward to the All-Ireland final. We cannot imagine three better people, and we cannot wait to see who will be named as the King/Queen Bee on June 6th.

Because they have made it this far, each finalist will receive an Eason voucher, worth €250, and their school will receive a library worth €3,000. The overall winner will win a voucher worth €500, and the school a library worth €7,500.

Stay tuned to see who the winner will be!