Offaly's Oisin is county champion speller

He took the title in Tullamore on Tuesday

Justin Kelly

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Offaly's Oisin is county champion speller

Offaly's Oisin is county champion speller

Eason is delighted to announce Oisin Mackin as the winner of the Offaly County Spelling Bee, which took place in Tullamore Educate Together National School today.

11-year-old Oisin from Ballybryan National School in Rhode came out on top against 20 other spelling enthusiasts and will now be entered into the Leinster Provincial Spelling Bee final at the end of May.

The 5th class student is an avid reader and enjoys playing soccer for Edenderry Town Football Club.

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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.

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.

Keep up-to-date with all the 2018 Spelling Bee news on www.easons.com/spellingbee and @easons #EasonSpellingBee