Munster Slam Championships

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Tobias Manderson-Galvin and Tom McCarthy

21 September 2009

18 poets from across Munster competed in two rounds last night at Ó Bhéal to produce this year’s Munster Slam Champ, Tobias Manderson-Galvin, and runner-up, Tom McCarthy. Congratulations to both, who will represent Munster in the 2009 All-Ireland Slam Championships held this year in Galway on the 26th of October. North Beach Nights will be hosting the event, which alternates annually between the four provinces.

Congratulations to all the contestants who were all on top form, Rosalyn Blue, Donna Coogan, John Carmody, Ed O’Dwyer, Marie Coveney, Paddy Doyle, Seamus Harrington, Tobias Manderson-Galvin, Lorcan Murray, Mary O’Connell, Ciaran O’Driscoll, Jonni O’Gorman, Rosie O’Regan, Stephen O’Riordan, Christy Parker, Tom McCarthy, Colm Scully and Patricia Walsh.

 


Videos of the Evening


Five poems from guest Poet Bernadette Cremin who co-judged the slam


Jack’s Caf

Nowness

Hotel

Kaiser Strasse

Perfect Mess



Round 1


Christy Parker
A Love Story


Marie Coveney
Scissors


Seamus Harrington
The Hunters and Regatta Prayer


Rosalyn Blue
Blasphemy


Colm Scully
God’s Football


Lorcan Murray
Skipping Stones


Jonni O’Gorman
Fuck Off Dublin


Mary O’Connell
Royal Flush


John Carmody
Young Guns


Ciaran O’Driscoll
Please Hold


Tobias Manderson-Galvin
Someone Tell Me


Paddy Doyle
Mushrooms


Stephen O’Riordan
Slam Poetry


Patricia Walsh
Sugar Fix


Tom McCarthy

Hey Diddle Diddle


Donna Coogan
Someone



Round 2


John Carmody
Alfie the Atom who Dared to Dream


Tobias Manderson-Galvin
The Wasp


Lorcan Murray
Searching for Silver


Ciaran O’Driscoll
The Poem I Wrote Today


Tom McCarthy
A Lasting Impression