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11/03/2015 - Primary Schools put Road Safety in the Picture


Finn Harps Football Club and the Donegal Road Safety Working Group have announced the winners in their recent Road Safety Art Competition. Almost 750 fantastic artworks were submitted by children from Donegal’s Primary Schools into this year’s Art Competition.


The category winners are –


Road Safety Art Lucia Doherty 380 x 269 

Lucia Doherty, St.Patrick’s Girls N.S., Carndonagh.


Road Safety Art Dylan Carlin 380 x 269

Dylan Carlin, Gleneely N.S., Killygordon. 


Road Safety Art Senan Gavigan 380 x 269

Senan Gavigan, Scoil Náisiúnta Meentinadea, Ardara.


Road Safety Art Mikaela McConnon 380 x 269

Mikaela McConnon, Scoil an Linbh Íosa, Killymard, Donegal Town.


Road Safety Art Shauna Ni Gallachoir 380 x 269

Shauna Ní Ghallachóir, Scoil Náisiúnta Gort a Choirce, Leitir Ceanainn.


The overall winner will be unveiled at half time during the Finn Harps v Cabinteely F.C. match in Finn Park on Friday 13th March 2015


The winning piece will feature as an advertising hoarding promoting Road Safety in Finn Park for the 2015 season. The wonderful array of pictures received not only shows the creative ability in our schools, it also underlines how our committed local teachers create an environment where children can express their talents.


Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council , Councillor John Campbell, praised all the schools for their participation in the competition. He said, “ I would like to congratulate all the winners and thank all the schools for getting behind this initiative. We had almost 750 entries and this is a testimony to the good work of our schools in understanding the importance and need to promote road safety to our young people. The competition showed a very high standard of entry overall. The future of road safety lies in the education of the young”.


John Campbell Finn Harps Schools Programme coordinator stated, “Finn Harps Schools are delighted with the response to the Road Safety Art Competition ran in conjunction with the Donegal Road Safety Committee. This competition has increased in number each year, this year again we had almost 750 entries. We are delighted that Finn Harps can assist in the promotion of Road Safety in Donegal. We are inviting all the winners, their parents and classmates to the first home match of the season against Cabinteely F.C., on Friday 13th March, where the category winners will receive their prizes and the overall winning entry will be unveiled on the night. We would like to thank Grace Ann Mc Garvey for all her work with the Finn Harps Schools programme. As in other years the winning overall entry will be on display at Finn Park for the coming season as an 8’ x 4’ display.”




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