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Award for Irish Teachers of Mathematics

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The Award for Irish Teachers of Mathematics 
Sunday, 26th May 2019 in Aula Maxima, University College Cork 

2019 WINNER (left)

Sarah Tallon from St. Leo’s College,

Old Dublin Road, Carlow.


2019 RUNNER-UP (right)


Breda Disney from Patrician Secondary School,  Newbridge, Co. Kildare. 


Pictured here with sponsor Frank Kenny of the Mary Vesey fund at the Community Foundation for Ireland. 


The 2018-2019 award is also supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) through its SFI Discover programme #believeinscience.

You can find about past editions here: 2017-2018; 2018-2019.


 Michael Moynihan, CPD-coordinator of IMTA, handed the trophy and plaques to winner Sarah Tallon and runner-up Breda Disney. A special plaque for life-time activity was offered posthumously to Eileen O'Grady. Received by her daughter Anne O'Grady. 

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Diplomas of Excellence were awarded to finalists Eoghan O'Leary from Hamilton High School, Bandon, Co Cork; David McEvoy from  St. Mary’s Secondary School Edenderry, Derek Maher from Holy Family Community School, Kilteel Road, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin and Colm Kenny from  Manor House School, Raheny, Dublin 5.

Previous editions

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Adresses by Prof. Stephen Buckley, MRIA and IMT director; Dr. Tom Carroll, UCC and IMS vp and Dr. Bernd Kreussler, MIC, chair of the IMT

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Superb musical interludes by young award-winning musician - mathematicians Alison Riordan from UCC and Archie Connolly from Rice College, Ennis, followed by inspiring olympiad stories by Laura Cosgrave from Midleton Community School and Tianyiwa Xie from Alexandra College.

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Two lovely surprises by maths olympian Sarah Lane and her friends Alison, Susie, Amelia and Meave from the Joan Denise Moriarty School of Dance, and a fantastic group of university staff including two mathematicians - Kieran Mulchrone and Martin Killian from the School of Mathematical Sciences, UCC - and an engineer - Michael Coughlan, CIT .