Maryfield College achieved great success at the recent regional heats of The Poetry Aloud Competition which took place in The National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin. Five schools took part in this heat with the judges selecting two students from each of the three categories (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) to go forward to the semi-final heats on the 17th and 18th of November. Four of the six places were awarded to Maryfield students: Jane Keyes (T/Y), Lorna Lawless (2L), Leah Whelan (2K) and
Nina Roe (1R).
The prescribed poems in this year’s competition reflect on 1916, World War 1 and also include the work of contemporary Irish poets. All nineteen students articulated beautifully from memory their prescribed and chosen poems.
Congratulations to all participants and a big thank you to all who supported this prestigious event.
Junior Category Entrants; – First Years and Second Years
Norah May Linehan (1S), Alannah Galvin (1R), Aoife Kehoe (1R), Kate O’Connor (1R)
Nicole Mare (1R) and Nina Roe (1R).
Shelby Cullen (2L), Leah Su Whelan (2K), Susan Marmion (2S), Sara Coogan (2l), Lorna Lawless (2L) and Gráinne Tancred (2K).
Intermediate Category – Third Years and Transition Years
Abbey Byrne, Aoife O’Kane, Mairéad Kelly McHugh, Abigail Murphy,
Jane Keyes, Emma Corcoran and Sophia Conlon