The standard of the entrants at the Speakeasy Toastmaster's School Competition was very high. Speakers were confident, entertaining and informative. Congratulation to St. Mary's Secondary School Charleville on winning the "Best School's Award." Congratulations to Caitlin O'Fylnn of St. Mary's Secondary School Charleville who won 1st place, Nicole Mannix of St. Mary's Secondary School Mallow won 2nd place and Marie Murphy Scoil Mhuire Kanturk won 3rd place.
|Jerry O'Callaghan Credit Union Rep. Presenting a cheque to Liam Flynn Speakeasy Toastmasters president.|
Jerry O'Callaghan of Mallow Credit Union who sponsored the event, gave an inspiring speech on the importance of young people being able to express themselves and speak out.The competition is the brain child of Mary Buckley. Thanks to our four schools coaches; Marie Fitzpatrick, Tony O'Regan, Pat Sexton, and Michael Cronin.
Liam O'Fynn chaired the competition with Marie Lynes taking on the demanding job of organising the program. Brendan Foley was our Toastmaster with Helsa Giles as Topicsmaster . Rona Coghlan took care of P.R., Michael Cronin- time keeping, Margaret O'Regan and Anne O'Donovan - sign in, Tony O'Regan, Noel O'Connor, Kieran Butler and David Roche who were a great help.