Connacht FINAL 2019

Our second Provincial Final took the Eason Spelling Bee team to Ulster. The competition took place in our Eason Store, Donegall Place, Belfast. Nine super spellers battled it out between them to be crowned the Ulster Champion and we were spoilt with the stunning backdrop of the Children’s book department. We were joined by Kirstie McMurray and the Cool FM/Downtown Radio team. Again, this year, the Ulster final was very tense and a fantastic competition took place.

Here is a look at all nine of our brilliant spellers pictured with Kirstie McMurray (Downtown Radio).

Group picture of Eason Spelling Bee Ulster finalists 2019

Pictured above are(L-R): 1st Row Murtada Gamal – Monaghan Model School, Monaghan Caoimhe McBrearty – Saint Patrick’s N.S, Donegal Kirstie McMurray – Downtown Radio Charlie Denner – Carrick P.S, Down Oisín Lynch – Holy Cross Boys’ Primary School, Belfast, Antrim 2nd Row David Burnett – Derryhale Primary School, Armagh Barry Hutchinson – Newtownbutler Primary School, Fermanagh Finn Rush – St. Columba’s P.S, Kilrea, Derry Joe Dugdale – Cavan No.1, Farnham St, Cavan Senan Doyle – St. Ronan’s Recarson, Tyrone

Ulster Final Winner

The Spelling Bee Ulster Final began right on time at 11am and all 9 spellers went head to head against each other. After a fantastic competition, Barry Hutchinson, from Newtownbutler Primary School, Fermanagh was named the Ulster Spelling Bee Champion 2019. Barry will now go on to represent his school, county and province in the All-Ireland Final on June 13th.


Winner of Eason's Spelling Bee Ulster final 2019

Ulster Final winner Barry Hutchinson pictured above.

Ulster Winning Word: Chameleon

Definition: Any lizard of the family Chamaeleontidae of Africa and Madagascar, having long slender legs a prehensile tail and tongue, and the ability to change colour. 

The excitement continues as the Spelling Bee Team move on to their next Provincial Finals. Make sure to keep up to date with all the buzz on Today FM and Cool FM/Downtown Radio!

Upcoming Provincial Finals:

The dates and locations for the upcoming Provincial Finals are outlined below. If you have any questions relating to your Provincial Final, you can contact us at [email protected].







11 am

Eason, Patricks Street, Cork



11 am

The Helix, DCU, Collins Avenue, Whitehall, Dublin 9