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One of three Coláiste Oiriall projects clinched second place in the Social and Behavioural Sciences Junior Section of the BT Young Scientist in the RDS while a second project got the Marie Keating Foundation Award for best project dealing with cancer research.

A group project from Coláiste Oiriall receiving their accolade at the Prize Giving Ceremony - the recipients of the Marie Keating Foundation Special Award at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition. Ó chlé: Amy Ní Chuinneagáin, Aisling Nic an Fhailí, Méabh Ní Ruanaí and Linda Keating, representing the Foundation.A group project from Coláiste Oiriall receiving their accolade at the Prize Giving Ceremony - the recipients of the Marie Keating Foundation Special Award at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition. Ó chlé: Amy Ní Chuinneagáin, Aisling Nic an Fhailí, Méabh Ní Ruanaí and Linda Keating, representing the Foundation.

Mary Coughlan, Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Caitriona Ruane, MLA and Minister of Education in N. Ireland were present at the Awards’ Ceremony. Déanann muid comhghairdeas leis na daltaí agus lena a gcuid múinteoirí, Múinteoir Roisin agus Múinteoir Jane. Bain na daltaí sult iontach as a gcuid ama ag Eolaí Óg ag dul thart ar thaispeántais eile agus ag buaileadh le neart daoine óga eile.

The Junior group consisted of Jamie Ní Súlaigh, Aindriú de Buitléir agus Dónal Mac Canna and they had hope to show that reaction times can be improved by playing computer games or participating in sport. Their project was entitled “Am frithghníomhúcháin a fheabhsú tríd spórt agus cluichí ríomhaireachta” (Improving reaction times with sport and computer games). The award was presented by Maureen Walkingshaw from BT and chairperson of the judging panel.

A group project from Coláiste Oiriall, photographed at the Prize Giving Ceremony in the RDS, who got second place in the Social and Behavioural Sciences Junior Section of the BT Young Scientist. Ó chlé: Maureen Walkingshaw, BT and chairperson of the judging panel, Jamie Ó Suiligh, Dónal Mac Canna and Aindriú de BuitléirA group project from Coláiste Oiriall, photographed at the Prize Giving Ceremony in the RDS, who got second place in the Social and Behavioural Sciences Junior Section of the BT Young Scientist. Ó chlé: Maureen Walkingshaw, BT and chairperson of the judging panel, Jamie Ó Suiligh, Dónal Mac Canna and Aindriú de Buitléir

The special Marie Keating Foundation Award went to Méabh Ní Rúnaí, Aisling Nic an Fhailigh, Amy Ní Chuinneagáin. They had to highlight the lack of knowledge of ovarian cancer among young people in Monaghan and had hoped to raise awareness. Their project was entitled “Feasacht ailse ubhagáin i measc daoine óga i Muineachán” (Ovarian cancer awareness amongst young people in Monaghan). The presentation was made by Linda Keating.