Winners of the 2022/23 German Language Essay Competition Announced


The Irish Austrian Society are delighted to announce the winners of the 2022/23 German Language Essay competition.

The winners are:


Aimee Muldowney, Midleton College. Teacher: Melanie Henry
Winner of the Dr. Otto Glaser Trophy

Runner up:
2nd: Luke Barnard, Wesley College Dublin. Teacher: Jennifer Hegarty-Owens
3rd: Mark Tynan, Cistercian College Roscrea. Teacher: Niamh O'Rourke


Darcy Owens, Mount Anville Secondary School Dublin. Teacher: Anke Caton
Winner of the Dubsky's Environment Trophy

Runner up:
2nd: Ailbhe McCabe, Tullamore College. Teacher: Sarah McEvoy
3rd: Fiónann Ó Baoighill, Colâiste Dhúlaigh Dublin. Teacher: Ms Collins



Oisin O'Malley, CBS Highschool Clonmel. Teacher: Martina O'Reilly
Winner of the St. Feargal Trophy

Runner up:
2nd: Nina Stehelova, Our Lady's Bower Athlone. Teacher: Deirdre Quilty
3rd: Danijela Muzdeka, Coláiste Nano Nagle Limerick. Teacher: Mary Kavanagh


Sarah McEvoy, Tullamore College
Winner of the Catriona Dowling Trophy

Runner up:
2nd: Bettina Murphy, Presentation College Headford, Co Galway
3rd: Colette Nelson, Coláiste Naomh Eoin, Aran Island
4th: Carl Webb, St. Declan College Dublin

The winners were announced and prizes awarded at a reception at the Residence of the Austrian Ambassador, Dr. Thomas Nader. The Ambassador and his wife Ingrid welcomed all guests into their home for this occasion. In his speech, Dr. Declan Downey, President of the Irish Austrian Society, praised the achievement of the students and encouraged them to proceed on their path of achievement. He also thanked all teachers and parents for their support. 

The Irish Austrian Society also thank their sponsors of the competition, namely the Austrian Embassy, Duncan Grehan & Partners Solicitors, the Ski Club of Ireland and Austrian Company SONNENTOR.

We also wish to thank all students, teachers, principals and parents for their tremendous support over the years and this year in particular. All participating students will receive a certificate of achievement as well as token of appreciation from SONNENTOR.

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