Speak Easy Toastmasters Schools Contest.
Speak Easy Toastmasters annual schools public speaking contest took place last Thursday night in the Hibernian Hotel Mallow.
After 10 years this contest is still one of the most important events of the year in the club’s calendar.
A big thank you to the Hibernian Hotel for the very generous sponsorship of the use of the room for the evening which was much appreciated. The Credit Union also deserves a big thank you for its continuing sponsorship.
The audience were treated to a wonderfully diverse range of subjects and interests.
James O’Hanlon from Patrician Academy, Mallow came third with a power point presentation “Social Media or Anti-Social Media “ that many a business Mogul would struggle to equal.
Osato Mickey representing Davis Collage Mallow received second place for a speech entitled “Women’s Rights-A Pipe Dream”? She showed us what it was like to walk in someone else’s shoes.
Mark Mullins from CBS School Charleville won first prize with the winning speech entitled “Young People Should be Trusted to Vote at Sixteen”. He gave a seamless argument and backed it up with examples of why not to be ageist.
The winning school was CBS School Charleville, Mark Mullins and Cian Cotter. Well done to all the contestants and congratulations to the winners.
The top table consisted of President Marie Lynes, Topics Master Michael Cronin and Toastmaster Liam Flynn.
Mary Buckley was presented with a bunch of flowers as a small symbol of all the work she has put into the school competition over the last 10 years.
Thanks also to the four school coaches Marie Fitzpatrick, Tony Regan, Pat Sexton and Michael Cronin. Jerry O’Callaghan gave a few inspirational words on behalf of Mallow Credit Union. Pat was General Evaluator for the evening.
Speakeasy Toastmasters meet on alternate Thursdays in the Garden Room in the Hibernian Hotel at 8pm.Next meeting is on December 3rd .Come along and see for yourself, for more information go to www.speakeasytoastmasters.com or contact Brendan Foley on 087 7938641 or Marie Lynes on 087 9746947.