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The following are the results of this year’s Peann agus Pár Literary Competition held in Coláiste Oiriall after Halloween. The results were announced during Tionól Scoile (School Assembly) on Thursday. The adjudicators complimented the entrants in all sections, believing the standard to be very high.

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Four sections of the competition were dedicated to English medium entries and a further four sections were devoted to Irish medium entries.

Thanks is extended to the English and Irish teachers who co-ordinated the competitions. The winners received their prizes at the Assembly. All other placed entrants will receive their certificates at the annual Prize Giving Ceremony in the Garage Theatre in May and the overall ‘Scríbhneoir na Bliana’ (Writer of the Year) will also be announced on that occasion. These literary competitions adhere to Coláiste Oiriall’s strategy to promote literacy in schools.

Déanann muid comhghairdeas leis na buaiteoirí seo uilig agus tá súil again go leanfaidh siad leo ag scríobh i mBéalra agus i nGaeilge amach anseo. Thaipeáin lear mór de na buaiteoirí thíos go bhfuil feith na scríbhneoireachta go smior iontu sa dá theanga. Seo a leanas na buaiteoirí, na rannóga comórtais agus teidil na saothar a scríobh siad:

Comórtas 1: Aiste Phróis nó Gearrscéal

Rannóg 1: Oscailte do dhaltaí 1ú, 2u agus 3ú bliana

(1)    “Scéal an Ulchabháin” le Ríoghnach Mac Conghail

(2)   “An tApacailipsis” le Alision Nic Giolla Bhríde

(3)   “Sceimhlitheoirí sa Scoil” le Seán Mac Cléire

Comórtas 1: Aiste Phróis nó Gearrscéal

 

Rannóg 2: Oscailte do dhaltaí 4ú, 5u agus 6ú bliana

(1)    “An Buama” le Lily Cheung

(2)   “Cairdeas ar ceal” le Micheál MacCearáin

(3)   “An Tine” le Daniel Ó Tuathail

Comórtas 2: Dán nó Cnuasach Dánta

Rannóg 1: Oscailte do dhaltaí 1ú, 2u agus 3ú bliana

(1)    “Cumhacht an Cheoil” le Oisin de Paor

(2)   “Na Ceithre Shéasúr” le Lauren Ní Chearáin

(3)   “Cara a d’imigh uainn” le Aisling Ní Ghallchóir

Comórtas 2: Dán nó Cnuasach Dánta

Rannóg 2: Oscailte do dhaltaí 4ú, 5u agus 6ú bliana

(1)    “Cogadh is Ainm Dom” le Donnchadh Mac Gabhann

(2)   “Mo Sheanmháthair” le Eve Ní Anluain

(3)   “Suaimhneas Síoraí” le Frances Ní Chonghaile Nic Aoidh

Competition 2: Poem or Collection of Poems

 

Section 1: Open to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year Students

(1)   “The Bullies” by Grace Ní Chléire

(2)   “Dan the Frying Pan Man” and “My Friend” by Isabelle Zechner

(3)   “A Grandmother’s Touch” by Caoimhe Ní Mhathúna (Nioclas)

Competition 2: Poem or Collection of Poems

Section 2: Open to 4th, 5th and 6th Year Students

(1)   “A Dehorning Dilemma” by Dónal Ó Ruanaidh

(2)   “Canvas” and “Indepen-dance” by Aindriú de Buitléir

(3)   “The Unnoticed Journey” by Micheál MacCearáin

Competition 1: Prose Essay or Short Story

 

Section 1: Open to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year Students

(1)    “Look at the Stars” by Tara Nic Giolla Seanáin

(2)   “The Story of No-One” by Jamie Mac Carron

(3)   “Twin Towers” by Ríoghnach Mac Conghail

Competition 1: Prose Essay or Short Story

 

Section 2: Open to 4th, 5th and 6th Year Students

(1)    “The Great Irish War, 1868-72, an Alternative History” by Donnchadh Mac Gabhann

(2)   “A Memory Long Forgotten” by Hannah Ní Chleircín