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Shannon man in equation for Maths Teacher of the Year

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A Clare teacher has been shortlisted for Mathematics Teacher of the Year.

Shannon native, Niall Murphy is a teacher at Ennis Community College and has been recognised by the Irish Maths Trust who included him on their shortlist for Mathematics Teacher of the Year.

With four years teaching experience including a stint in Cork City, Niall returned to the staff of Ennis Community College after completing college placement at the school and once more following his time Leeside.

A holder of a first class honours degree from Mary Immaculate College and a first class postgraduate diploma in Maths education from UL, Mr Murphy is a member of the Logged On Programme ran at Ennis Community College which is collaborating with other schools across Europe to develop new ways to use technology in education.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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