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Cecil Day Lewis Literary Awards 2007. List of Winners

Literary Competition

The annual Cecil Day Lewis Short Story, Poetry and One Act Play competition was organised this year by Athy Heritage Centre-Museum who are very proud to have the opportunity to celebrates the connection between the celebrated poet and the South Kildare area. C.D Lewis was Professor of Poetry at Oxford from 1951-1956. A talented and humorous man, he wrote in An Italian Visit, parodies on poets ranging from Hardy to Dylan Thomas. His autobiography was published in 1960 and in 1966, he was awarded Poet Laureate.

List of Winners 2007

Primary School

Primary School Short Stories

Junior Cycle

  1. Rebekah Roche, Scoil Mhichil Naofa, Athy
  2. Jodie Walsh, Scoil Mhichil Naofa, Athy
  3. Rory O’Connor, Scoil Mhuire Newbridg

Senior Cycle

  1. Robbie Fahey, St. Laurence’s, Ballitore
  2. Aishling Walsh, Caragh NS, Naas
  3. Diarmuid Mc Cowen, St Corbans, Naas

Primary School Poetry

Junior Cycle

  1. Rosemarie Gibbons, Scoil Nioclas Naofa, Dulavin
  2. Zoe Weld, Hewetson NS, Clane
  3. Eoghan Mc Glinchey, Scoil Mhicil Naofa, Athy

Senior Cycle

  1. Ciara Maher, St Laurence’s, Ballitore
  2. Ryan Donohue, Scoil Diarmada, Castledermot
  3. Ruairi Merrins, Caragh NS, Naas

Primary School Special Needs 1 Act Play Senior Cycle

  1. Kirsten Loughman, Scoil Ide Naofa, Kilmead

Primary School Special Needs Poetry, Senior Cycle

  1. Delia O’Malley, Newtown NS, Enfield
  2. Jason Moore, Scoil Diarmada, Castledermot
  3. Sean Moore, Scoil Diarmada, Castledermot

Primary School Special Needs Short Story, Senior Cycle

  1. Eoin O’Keefe, Scoil Mhicil Naofa, Athy
  2. Jamie Mc Cormaick, Scoil Mhicil Naofa, Athy
  3. Katie Geraghty, Presentation GNS, Maynooth

Secondary School

Secondary School, Poetry

Junior Cycle

  1. Shauna O’Brien, St Mary’s College Naas
  2. Mihal Baluk, St Patrick’s Naas
  3. Niamh O’Neill, Athy Community College

Senior Cycle

  1. Ciaran Kennedy, Colaiste Chiarain, Leixlip
  2. Dearbhla Ward, Presentation College, Carlow
  3. Sinead Ryan, St Mary’s College

Secondary School 1 Act Play

Junior Cycle

  1. Dara DelaneyColaiste Lorcain, Castledermot
  2. Brian KehoeColaiste Lorcain, Castledermot
  3. MJ Kane Colaiste Lorcain, Castledermot

Senior Cycle

  1. Ronan Dowling, Presentation College, Carlow
  2. Stephen Shannon, Presentation College, Carlow
  3. Dearbhla Ward, Presentation College, Carlow

Secondary School Short Stories

Junior Cycle

  1. Joseph O’ Hara, Colaiste Lorcain
  2. Rosalind Jones, School Dara
  3. Fionn Rogan, Scoil Mhuire Clane

Senior Cycle

  1. Caitriona Mc Guire, St Mary’s College
  2. Sinead Drohan, Cross and Passion
  3. Caoimhe O’ Leary St Mary’s College

Secondary School, Special Needs, Poetry

Junior Cycle

  1. David Egan PBS, Newbridge
  2. Cian de Paor, Patrician Secondary, Newbridge
  3. Aaron Leahy, Patrician Secondary, Newbridge

Senior Cycle

  1. Shane O’NeillSt Patrick’s, Newbridge

Secondary School, Special Needs, Short Story

Junior Cycle

  1. Andrew Moore, Patrician Secondary, Newbridge
  2. John Mattimoe, PBS, Newbridge
  3. Barry Halpin, Patrician Secondary, Newbridge

Senior Cycle

  1. Patrick Shanahan, St Mary’s, Newbridge
  2. Gavin Moore, St Mark’s, Newbridge
  3. Sarah Kiely, St Mark’s, Newbridge