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Winners of the Macra Public Speaking and Impromptu Public Speaking Competitions

12 January 2016
Winners of the Macra Public Speaking and Impromptu Public Speaking Competitions

At the All Ireland final of Macra’s Public Speaking and Impromptu Public Speaking competitions last weekend, Macra members showed off their accomplished speechmaking skills.

The top prizes were awarded to Millstreet Macra Macra, Muskerry, Co. Cork who won the Public Speaking competition while Thomas Stritch, Freemount Macra, Avondhu, Co. Cork, won the Impromptu Public Speaking competition. Runners up in the team competition were Awbeg Macra, Avondhu, Co. Cork and runner up in the solo competition was Teresa Brennan, East Laois Macra. The Impromptu Public Speaking Award is sponsored by Harper Adams.

The competition finals took place last Saturday, the 9th January in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry, hosted by Kerry Macra.

The winner of the Best Speaker Award on the night was Steven O' Riordan, Millstreet Macra.

All the winners have now won themselves places on the Macra prizewinners trip which will take place late next year.