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14/02/2017 - Primary School Road Safety Art competition entries

 

Primary School Road Safety Art competition entries

Recent adjudication of the huge number of entries to this year’s Donegal Road Safety Art Competition 

 

 

 

The Donegal Road Safety Art competition adjudication team have been hard at work over the last few days judging the huge number of entries to the competition from children all over Donegal.

 

 

“We had over 1,000 entries to the Donegal’s Primary Schools Art Competition, which is the largest entry received since the competition was first held and we are delighted that there were so many excellent entries,” says Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council.

 

 

He added “the judges were greatly impressed by the quality of the drawings and by the high standard of the entries that were received, but especially by the understanding and appreciation that our primary school children have in the whole area of road safety”.

 

 

“The children who entered the competition should be extremely proud of themselves and the quality of the entries received is truly outstanding.  It was a very difficult process to choose a winner as the standard was so high from all the entries and it has been compelling to see how uniquely each entry interpreted the theme of Road Safety.”

 

 

The Donegal Road Safety Working Group and Finn Harps Football Club have announced the winners of the Primary School Road Safety Art Competition and the category winners are:

 

Caoimhe Leppard, Magerabeg NS, Manorcunningham. 

 

Sinead McMullin, Scoil an Linbh Íosa, Killymard, Donegal Town.

 

Chloe Kerr, St. Eunan’s NS, Raphoe.

 

Erin Morrow, Killaghtee NS, Dunkineely.

 

Cian O’Hagan, Scoil an Linbh Íosa, Carrigans.

 

Eimear McTeague, Gaelscoil Adhamhnain, Leitir Ceanainn.

 

 

The overall winner will be unveiled at half time during the Finn Harps v Cork City match in Finn Park on Friday 24th February 2017. This is Finn Harps first game in the 2017 Premier Division season and a full house is expected for this much anticipated game with the runners-up in last season’s Premier Division.

 

 

The winning piece will feature as an advertising hoarding promoting Road Safety in Finn Park for the 2017 season.

 

 

Brian O’Donnell thanked all the schools for participating in the competition saying “I would like to congratulate all the winners and thank all the schools for again getting behind this Road Safety initiative.  The wonderful array of drawings received not only shows the creative ability that children in our schools have, it also underlines how our committed local teachers create an environment where children can express their talents”.

 

 

Paddy Harte, Finn Harps Schools Programme Chairman stated, “Finn Harps Schools are delighted with the response to the Road Safety Art Competition, ran in conjunction with the Donegal Road Safety Working Group. This competition is very popular with the Primary School children and we are delighted that Finn Harps can assist in the promotion of Road Safety in Donegal. We are inviting all the winners to the first home game of the season against Cork City on Friday 24th February, where the category winners will receive their prizes and the overall winning entry will be unveiled on the night. We would like to thank Grace Ann Mc Garvey for all her work with the Finn Harps Schools programme. As in other years the winning overall entry will be on display at Finn Park for the coming season as an advertising display.”

 

 

 

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