Talented Clare students win Texaco awards

Talented Clare students win Texaco awards

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Five Clare students have been presented with top awards in this year’s 65th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

Laurie Hayes (6), a pupil at Ennis Art School, who won first prize in the 6-years-and-under age category of the Competition. Presenting her with the award is Chairman of the judging panel, Professor Gary Granville and James Twohig, Director Ireland Operations at Valero.

Other Clare winners, all of whom received Special Merit Awards at a ceremony held in Enfield recently, were Aoibheann Roughan (12), from Toonagh National School, Ennis and Mahia Rahman (13), Diana Azemi (8), and Conor Kelly (18), all from Ennis Art School, Ennis.

Well done everyone.

 

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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