The students of Timahoe NS returned home from the BT Young Scientist Primary Science Fair with their fourth consecutive crystal trophy.
The school have exhibited at the primary fair, held beside the senior Science Exhibition, for the past four years.
Their award winning project, “Should Clash Of The Ash Be A Thing Of The Past?” examined whether hurleys made from ash should be replaced by superior performing synthetic hurleys.
They got the Laois senior urlers to take part in their survey, with the results showing the traditional ash hurley is still a favourite.
“Although the synthetic hurley did outperform the ash hurley in tests, hurlers want all the variables associated with ash, ie shape, style, weight, spring, grain pattern. So “clash of the ash” will not be a thing of the past,” said teacher Michael McEvoy.
Their stand attracted a record number of visitors, with Kilkenny hurler Henry Sheflin dropping by for a chat, and an adjudicator commenting“I’m judging for a very long time, and this is one of the best projects I have ever seen.”
Timahoe NS congratulate past-pupil Lisa Daly for her individual award at the Senior BT Young Scientist Exhibition.