Top speller: Enda Briody

Enda’s Cavan’s spelling champ

A Crosserlough pupil has claimed top prize in this year’s Spelling Bee Final.

Having out-spelled pupils from eight other Cavan national schools, Enda Briody will now represent his county as he progresses into the provincial finals later this month.

A pupil at Crosserlough NS, Enda is a keen reader and loves playing GAA.

Celebrating its tenth year, the Eason Spelling Bee provides a fun, educational outlet for school kids, encouraging them to expand their vocabulary and develop their confidence.

As well as the prestigious title of Eason Spelling Bee 2023 Champion, the top Bee 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, over 500 schools nationwide will compete against each other in a bid to win the coveted prize. The Eason Spelling Bee team will be travelling around the country to host County Final Bees, and then progressing to a Provincial Bee contest. The champions from these will then go head-to-head in the All-Ireland Final Bee, taking place in June 2023, with the lucky winner being crowned King or Queen Bee.

Cavan competitors

Aaron Dowdall: Farnham NS

Eirinn Mc Goldrick: Kildallan NS

Emily McKenna: St Brigid's N S

Emma Tierney: Laragh 2 Muff NS

Enda Briody: Crosserlough N.S.

James Malincraveanu:

Aughadreena N.S.

Holly Dobson: St. Mary's NS

Peter Geraghty: Knocktemple NS

Ríona Fitzpatrick Nuolf: Coronea

NS Arva