Pupils from St. Malachy’s Primary School, Glencull, have been selected by sporting superstar Peter Canavan and Niavac, Northern Ireland’s leading audio visual company, as the overall winners of a nationwide schools competition to find the country’s Best Young Sport Analyst.
The Niavac ‘Best Young Sports Analyst’ Award saw primary and secondary schools throughout Ireland compete for the coveted title by submitting a short video to demonstrate their sports analytical skills.
Beating stiff competition, Ellen McGirr (10), Ronan Hackett (10), Padriag Faulkner (10) and Ciara Quinn (10) were in the running against four other schools for the top prize and were crowned the national winners by a public vote via the Niavac website.
The pupils have won a state-of-the-art 70” Clevertouch touchscreen for one of their school classrooms and an exclusive analytics session with sporting pundit Peter Canavan using the new interactive technology in their school to demonstrate how it can improve their game.
The four pupils from St. Malachy’s Primary School, one of the oldest schools in the country celebrating over 180 years educating local Glencull children, submitted an impressive video analysing a match between Glencull and Errigal, with the match winner bagging bragging rights at home time. The witty video went viral, catching the attention of internet users and sports fans, combining footage from the game, an insightful panel of pundits, excellent graphics and a touch of humour.