Tipperary's top spelling pupil is Carrick-on-Suir girl Ruby

Tipperary's top spelling pupil is Carrick-on-Suir girl Ruby

Top Tipp speller Ruby.

Eason is delighted to announce Ruby Barron as the winner of the Tipperary County Spelling Bee, which took place in St John the Baptist BNS, Old Road, Cashel.

11-year-old ruby from Presentation Primary Carrick-on-Suir, came out on top against 37 other spelling enthusiasts and will now be entered into the Munster Provincial Spelling Bee final at the end of May. The 6th class student enjoys playing camogie with Ballybacon-Grange.

The Eason Spelling Bee encourages kids throughout the country to practice their spelling, to read more and strives to instil greater confidence when it comes to literacy and spelling, from a young age.

The Tipperary spelling finalists.

Brendan Corbett, Group Head of Marketing at Eason, said; “We’re extremely proud of the success of the Eason Spelling Bee to date. Over the eight years, we have seen the children of our nation continue to impress with their level of spelling and it’s wonderful to see schools from across the country continuously supporting this initiative.”

Each year the competition begins with registered schools hosting their own in-school Bee competitions, to find their school champion. From there, the Eason Spelling Bee team hits the road to host the County Final Bees, which then leads to four Provincial Finals. The All-Ireland Final will take place in June 2018, where the champion speller will be crowned.

The winning school will receive a collection of books for their library to the value of €7,500. The Spelling Bee winner will be awarded a goody bag full of books worth €500 and the prestigious title of the 2018 Eason Spelling Bee champion.