Congratulations to a worthy winner Maureen McCowen of both contests on 13th March. Maureen achieved an outstanding double on the night with success in both competitions. With a speech entitled “the choice is yours” Maureen won out against runner up David Clinton with a speech entitled “finding satisfaction”. Maureen was also to sweep to victory against opponents James Dunny and Eilish McCormack in the Evaluations Contest. Maureen now advances to the area finals in April. Well done Maureen and we wish you every success at the Area final. Dual member David Clinton progresses to the area final in Dublin on 12th April having secured his place at Plainspeakers in Naas on 26th March with a speech entitled “overload”.