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2018 SPEECH FESTIVAL

OVERALL AWARDS 

Date moved due to snow weather

THURSDAY 29 MARCH: 7.00 P.M.

GRAND FINALE OF PRIZE WINNERS FOR MAJOR AWARDS IN TOWN HALL


The following will be competed for on the Final Night, Competitors will be expected to render the set test pieces prepared for the Class they won 1ST prize in.

 

1 THE HEATHER GIBSON SHIELD

Presented by Mrs W Gibson for 1st Prizewinners in Classes 7a, 7b, 7c,

8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16

 

WINNER:     MOLLY LEEMAN 89 Marks

 

 

2 THE JOAN COOKE CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by Mr and Mrs Cooke. To be competed for annually by Boys gaining 1st Prize in the following classes

 

WINNERS:     3 way tie: DAVID CRAIG, JUDE HILL & JAMES HAFFEY

 

 

3 THE McCOY CUP

Presented by Mrs J McCoy. To be competed for by 1st Prizewinners

in the following classes.

 

WINNER:     DANIEL MACKLE & MOLLY HENTON

 

 

4 THE HADDEN PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP

Presented in memory of the late Dr R E Hadden, by Dr and Mrs W E Hadden.

 

WINNER:     KATIE TURNER 88 Marks

 

 

5 THE KAREN AND SANDRA TWINEM CUP

Presented by Mr Harold Twinem, to be competed for by 1st prize winners in the Bible Reading Classes

 

WINNER:     LUKE IRWIN 88 Marks

 

6 THE GERRY McVEIGH MEMORIAL CUP

Presented by Anita McVeigh in memory of her Father.

 

WINNER:     AMY ARMSTRONG 88 Marks

 

 

7 THE MOLLY McNALLY MEMORIAL ROSE BOWL

Presented by the McNally Family.

Did not take place

 

 

 FINAL AWARDS CEREMONY

 

8 THE CHARLES COX CHALLENGE CUP

To be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark for any single set test piece in the Primary School section only.

 

WINNER:     CHARLIE ANDERSON, Waringstown Primary School

 

 

9 THE MABEL COX MEMORIAL CUP

The Most Promising Speaker in the Primary School Section, i.e. Classes 30a - 39

 

WINNER:     LUCIA DONNELLY – Ghost In The Garden by Berlie Doherty

 

 

10 THE GLORIA JOY GORDON VICTORY CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by the late Mrs G Gordon, Belfast. It will be awarded to the competitor under 20 years of age on the year of the Festival gaining the highest mark for any single set test piece.

 

WINNER:     MOLLY LEEMAN - Poor House

 

11 THE SANDFORD CUP

Senior Award to the Most Promising Speaker in the Festival 16 years and over

 

WINNER:     CUAN HOSTLY BLANEY Performance in CATS

 

 

12 THE MOLLY McNALLY PUPILS TROPHY

Presented by the pupils of the late Molly McNally. This cup will be presented to the most promising speaker within a 5 mile radius of Portadown

 

WINNER:     ELSA HUGHES

 

 

13 THE MICHAEL GAVIN TROPHY

Award presented by 1989’s Ajudicator – Mr Michael Gavin, LGSM, LTCL, LLCM, ALSM Awarded to the Most Promising Speaker from the Irish Poetry Section

Class 68a – Minor 8 years and under, 68b – Junior 9-11 years.

Class 69 Intermediate 12-15 years, Class 70 – Senior 16 years and over.

 

WINNER:     AMY ARMSTRONG 90 Marks

 

 

14 THE JACQUIE BYRNE CUP - Most Promising Local Speaker, 8 years and under

 

WINNER:     EVIE HUGHES

 

 

15 THE WATTON TROPHY - Most Promising Boy 8 years and under

 

WINNER:     JUDE HILL

 

 

16 THE KEEGAN TROPHY - Most Versatile Speaker 11 years and under

 

WINNER:     ANNIE TIFFNEY

 

 

17 THE PORTADOWN FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION CUP

In memory of the late Mr W McKay Kenny (Honorary General Administrator) and the late Mr Edwin McClelland (Chairman). To be awarded to the most promising in oral communications skills.

 

WINNER:     KERRY BLACK

 

 

18 THE DOREEN TWINEM MEMORIAL CUP

Presented by Mr Harold Twinem in memory of the late Mrs D Twinem. The cup will be awarded for the most memorable performance of the Festival.

 

WINNER:     ‘CATS’

 

19 THE PAMELA CASSELLS CUP

The Best Actress in the Festival

 

WINNER:     LILY McCLATCHEY

 

 

20 THE TARA AUGHEY CUP

The Most Comical Act in the Festival

 

WINNER:     CALA McCRORY

 

 

21 THE LESLEY POLLOCK CUP

Awarded at the discretion of the Adjudicator to a competitor 16 years and over of a high standard in the Festival.

 

WINNER:     BRENDAN DONNELLY

 

 

22 THE LAURA CUP

Awarded to the most versatile speaker 12 - 15 years.

 

WINNER:     DIA McCRORY

 

 

23 THE RUSHMERE CUP

Awarded to the performer with two performances of excellence.

 

WINNER:     NIAMN DONNELLY

 

 

24 HENDERSON CUP

To be awarded to the highest mark in the following classes.

 

WINNER:     KATIE GRIBBEN    Best Friends 91 Marks

 

 

25 THE JANET INMAN MEMORIAL CUP

To be awarded to the most promising speaker 12-15 years

 

WINNER:     EMILY McKEOWN

 

 

26 THE JUDITH CORNETT CUP

To be awarded for the most dramatic performer in the following classes

 

WINNER:     ANNA MURPHY

 

 

27 THE ROISIN LOWRY MEMORIAL CUP

Awarded at the discretion of the Adjudicator to a competitor 12-15 years of a high standard in the Festival

 

WINNER:     JONATHAN REID

 

 

28 DRUM-AN-DUER CUP

To be awarded to the competitor who gains the hightest mark in the following classes

 

WINNERS: MICHAEL MORROW & JONATHAN REID 89 Marks

 

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