Munster Slam Championships


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



Kaiser Strasse

Perfect Mess

Round 1

Christy Parker

A Love Story

Marie Coveney


Seamus Harrington

The Hunters and Regatta Prayer

Rosalyn Blue


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


Stephen O’Riordan

Slam Poetry

Patricia Walsh

Sugar Fix

Tom McCarthy

Hey Diddle Diddle

Donna Coogan


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