Speakeasy Toastmasters Competition NightBrendan Foley, Michael Cronin and Pat Sexton
Noel O'Connor was acting president for this week's meeting . Tony O'Regan was our contest chair for the "Humorous Speech Contest" and "Impromptu Public Speaking" competition. Anne Buckley took the role of chief judge. It took two time keepers in the form of David Roche and Anne O'Donovan to watch the clock.Michael Cronin won the Humorous Speech Contest with a speech entitled "Divine Intervention". In his youth, Michael had a fondness for lighting the altar candles. Over enthusiasm resulted in a slightly blackened altar cloth and lack of height obscured his beautiful hairstyle when reading from the pulpit . Michael's career as an Altar Boy was anything but dull.Second place went to "Spot the Difference" by Brendan Foley which compared the dentist and the NCT Centre. His description of the dentist's drill would create a fear of dental care in the stoutest of hearts. The NCT is similarly an exercise in guilt and fear for Brendan who watches in terror as his car under goes open heart surgery.Mary Moynihan delivered a speech entitled, "What Possessed Me?" This question was brought on by an outfit for a wedding. A pair of shoes which were too small and an altered dress were the cause of this self questioning. On site dress alterations with a scissors resulted in 4 inch hole under her arm. All
in all a dramatic wedding.Rona Coghlan shared her experience of lunatics in her speech on lunacy. The suitability of a pair of pink fluffy singing slippers as a gift for a man, was in serious doubt according to this speaker."Samantha And The Lucky Fairy" was a cautionary tale from Claire O'Connell. Samantha was a gorgeous girl who decided to take up fairy hunting as a hobby. Successful fairy hunting resulted in a new job for Beanie the fairy and Samantha learning the importance of giving very exact instructions to your employees.
The "Impromptu Public Speaking Competition" was won by Michael Cronin on the topic of "My Happiest Childhood Memories." Second place went to Pat Sexton. Check in next week to find out what they said!
The Area Final is in Mitchelstown on Tuesday 14 October.