Connacht Final 2019


The Spelling Bee Team were in Galway last week for the Connacht Provincial Final. The competition took place in our Eason store, Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Rd. We were on the edge of our seats as five fantastic spellers spelt it out against each other to win the Connacht Champion title. At the competition we were joined by Alison Curtis and the Today FM team – make sure to tune into Weekend Breakfast on Today FM where Alison will be reporting on the Provincial and All-Ireland finals.  


Here is a look at all five of our fantastic spellers pictured with Alison Curtis. 

Group picture of Eason Spelling Bee Connacht finalists 2019

Pictured above are(L-R):  Fionn O’Leary – Gortletteragh N.S, Leitrim, Caoimhe Whyte – Cooloo N.S, Galway, Alison Curtis – Today FM, Sintayehu Killeen – St. Pats, Castlebar, Mayo, Rian Kingi – Roxboro N.S, Roscommon, Trevor Horan – Highpark N.S, Sligo


The competition kicked off just after 11.00am and five spellers spelt it out against each other. It was a fantastic competition where Fionn O’Leary from Gortletteragh N.S, Leitrim was named the Connacht Spelling Bee Champion 2019. Fionn 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 Connacht final 2019

Connacht Final winner: Fionn O’Leary

Connacht Winning Word: Candescent

Definition: Glowing or starting to glow with heat. 

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!


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