National Library of Ireland
Congratulationsgoes to Roisin Ferguson Maryfield College 1K for her outstanding winning recital of the prescribed poem ‘The Fiddler of Dooney’ by William Butler Yeats and her chosen poem ‘Sonnet 51’ by William Shakespeare. Roisin and her fifteen peers all articulated their poems beautifully and were delighted with the judges decision to award Roisin representing Maryfield an entry to the semi-finals Junior Category in mid November .
Entrants from Transition Year Ruth Lombard and Laura Sweeney articulated well the prescribed poem for the Intermediate Category. “No Second Troy” and their chosen poem from three listed anthologies. Both entrants’ interpretations of these poems were captivating. A difficult deliberation in all categories was admitted by the judges who finally announced. St Michaels Finglas as winners of this heat.
What was amazing was that all students recited from memory their prescribed and chosen poems and their ability to communicate publicly was outstanding. Congratulations to winner Roisin Ferguson and all participants listed below.
Junior Category Entrants – First Years
Shelby Cullen ,Saoirse Dunne, Roisin Ferguson, Leah Su Whelan Isabelle Callinan, Nina Jashi, Susan Marmion, Sara Coogan, Lorna Lawless, Aoife Swinburn, Ciara Thornton, Elanah Treacher, Emma Tyrrell
Junior Category – Second Years
Abbey Byrne, Aoife O’Kane, Vilte Vilmaite.
Intermediate Category Entrants
Ruth Lombard, Laura Sweeney