CEIST All Ireland Bake-Off 2020
The sixth All-Ireland CEIST Bake Off took place in Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Athy recently (March 6th) and attracted entries from the 107 CEIST schools nationwide. The competition has a junior and a senior section with seven finalists competing in both. Each finalist had a three hour slot to make, bake and decorate a novelty cake. Senior competitors had to reflect the theme of “Community” in their cake while the junior competition was open.The cakes were judged by celebrity chef, Edward Hayden of TV3 and Lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology and Susan Willis, a baker currently operating at the Old Yard in Castledermot, Co. Kildare.
The winner of the Senior competition this year was Erin Murphy from Presentation Secondary School in Wexford Town. Erin’s cake featured family embracing all, the able and less able, the old and the young, people of different race and gender. Erin was joined on the day by her teacher Ms Jacqueline Hartnett (Home Economics Teacher).
The overall winner in the Junior Section was Lucy Leamy from from St Joseph’s Secondary School, Tulla , Co. Clare. Lucy obviously enjoys doing make- up as her cake featured all the accessories and essentials any girl needs in her make-up bag. Lucy is a student of Home Economics Teacher, Ms Ciara Walsh.
This competition gives students around the country a unique opportunity to develop their creative culinary skills in a way few other competitions can offer. The CEIST All-Ireland has become a feature of the school calendar in the 107 CEIST schools nationwide.
The winners photo features (left) Lucy Leamy from St Joseph’s Secondary School, Tulla, Co Clare who won first prize in the Junior Section and (right) Erin Murphy from Presentation Secondary School, Grogans Co. Wexford, first prize winner of the Senior Section.
Following a busy morning of baking the following students emerged victorious:
Junior Category Results
The Jnr category results were as follows:
1st Prize: Lucy Leamy from St Joseph’s Secondary School, Tulla, Co Clare
2nd Prize: Isabelle Sexton from Convent of Mercy, Roscommon Town.
3rd Prize: Kate Jackson from St Leo’s College, Carlow.
The runners up were:
- Anna Coleman from St Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow, Co Cork
- Danielle Lundy from Colaiste Muire, Ballymote, Co Sligo
- Ciara O’Sullivan from Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk, Tralee, Co. Kerry
- Ella O’Reilly from St Joseph’s College, Lucan, Co Dublin.
Senior Category Results
The Snr category results were as follows:
1st Prize: Erin Murphy from Presentation Secondary School, Wexford
2nd Prize: Ciara Mulligan from Colaiste Muire, Ennis, Co. Clare.
3rd Prize: Laura Looney from St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
The runners up were:
- Eimear O’Sullivan from Mount Mercy College, Cork.
- Damiana Gabrielli from Presentation Secondary School, Waterford City
- Niamh Johnson from Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Athy
- Saoirse Cahill from Presentation Secondary School, Listowel , Co Kerry
CEIST CEO Clare Ryan complimented the organisers of the competition Margaret Cambie McEvoy, Jacqueline Cooper and Principal John McCormack of Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Athy and thanked them for the huge effort put in to host this competition each year. Thanks were also given to the judges. She also acknowledged the commitment of the teachers and parents who accompanied the students to this year’s competition. Clare was then presented with two hampers of CEIST bunting made by the students of Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Athy from World Meeting of Family neckerchiefs. This was a wonderful supprise on such a fantastic day.
CEIST would like to acknowledge the contributions of all involved in orgainsing the 2020 Bake Off as well as the teachers and students who entered the competition and Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Athy who host this competition each year.
Below are some more pictures taken from the day.
Links of Interest
Ardscoil na Tríonóide News
Twitter: Please visit the CEIST Bake Off Twitter page for full pictures of the day and events running up to the final.