Michael is Tipperary’s top young speller

Top speller Michael O'Donnell from Clonmel.
Michael O’Donnell from St Mary’s CBS Irishtown, Clonmel is the winner of the Tipperary County Bee spelling heat which took place in, Nenagh, , where 40 spelling enthusiasts from around the county competed.

Michael O’Donnell from St Mary’s CBS Irishtown, Clonmel is the winner of the Tipperary County Bee spelling heat which took place in, Nenagh, , where 40 spelling enthusiasts from around the county competed.

Michael said he reads lots and thinks that helped him to win and will now 
go on to take part in the provincial Spelling Bee competition before the overall final takes place in June, where the four provincial winners will battle it out to be crowned the 2015 Eason Spelling Bee Champion.

1,100 schools from all 32 counties have entered the competition this year, with the County Bees 
currently underway.

School children from all over Ireland will be reciting words from the dictionary in a bid to become the nation’s top speller!

Over the last couple of years, some of the most difficult words spelled correctly by Eason Spelling Bee winners include: pragmatism, malapropism, pantomime, pontificate and bibliography.

Says Brendan Corbett, Group Head of Marketing at Eason - “Now in its fifth year, Eason Spelling Bee continues to grow with 1,100 schools taking part this year.

This year’s competition is set to be the most exciting year yet with hundreds of young minds hoping to win the Eason Spelling Bee 2015 Champion title.

We continue to be more amazed each year by the incredible talent in each school and by the motivation and determination shown by these children.

Spelling is a great way to open up the sphere of learning in a fun way and help to develop reading and 
literacy skills.

The enthusiasm from teachers and parents around the country has been unbelievable and we can’t wait to meet all of this 
year’s ‘bees’!