The 2018-19 IrEUSO is for students born on or after 1st January 2002. Letters & Registration Forms have been sent to the schools of qualifying students (based on their Junior Certificate Examinations results in Maths & Science). ONLY students who have received an invitation may participate. Substitutes or replacements are not acceptable. Only students in Transition Year (TY) or in Fifth (5th) Year may take part in the IrEUSO competition.
The Irish European Union Science Olympiad (IrEUSO) is an individual, subject based (biology, chemistry or physics) science competition for students who are sixteen years of age or younger on the December 31st prior to the competition. In order to prepare for the tests, students are encouraged to read around their chosen subject area. Students will be presented with material that they may not have met in school but they are required to use their scientific reasoning skills, problem-solving abilities and knowledge to solve the problems.
All participants at the IrEUSO receive a certificate. The top three students are awarded gold medals, the next three silver and the next six bronze. All medal winners will be invited to participate in Practical Training in February/March and after a further assessment, the top six (6) students will be selected to represent Ireland at the EUSO 2019 (4th – 11th May) in Almada, Portugal.
Please complete and submit your application form to the address indicated on the form by Monday 15th October 2018.
The official list of finalists is available in IrEUSO 2018 Finalists.
IrEUSO competition will take place in DCU on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Timetable is available HERE.
Click HERE for frequently asked questions.
If you are unsure about which olympiad you should register for this year, please check this link.
Highly Commended Students
- James Evans, Belvedere College, Great Denmark St., Dublin 14
- Seán O’Connell, Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork
- Jahnavi Sinha, St. Andrews College, Blackrock, Dublin
- Eoin Morgan, St. Kieran’s College, College Road, Kilkenny
- Paul McCool, Colaiste Mhuire, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
- Emily Cathcart, Ardgillan Community College, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
- Emma Ham, Mercy Secondary School, Killbegan, Co. Westmeath
- Gareth Neely, St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, Donegal
- Archie Connolly, Rice College, Ennis, Clare
- Daire O’Donovan, Maria Immaculata Community College, Dunmanway, Cork
- Aifric Walsh, Bishopstown, Community School, Bishopstown, Cork
- Emily Barrett, St. Gerard’s School, Bray, Wicklow
- Brendan Watters, St. Patrick’s Classical School, Navan, Meath
BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS
- Jack Martin, Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Co. Dublin (Biology)
- Liam McCartan, O’Carolan College, Nobber, Co. Meath (Biology)
- Ariane Hannon, St. Joseph’s College, Lucan, Dublin (Chemistry)
- Eilís O’Halloran, Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork (Chemistry)
- Niall Kelly, Oatlands College, Mount Merrion, Dublin (Physics)
- Damian Korus, Presentation College, Askea, Carlow (Physics)
SILVER MEDAL WINNERS
- Hannah Kissane, Institute of Education, Leeson Street, Co. Dublin (Biology)
- Mark Britchfield, Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, Burkeen, Wicklow (Chemistry)
- Thomas Connolly, Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork (Physics)
GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
- Oscar Despard, Sandford Park School, Ranelagh, Co. Dublin (Biology)
- Oisín Ó Feinneadha, St. Peter’s College, Summerhill, Wexford (Chemistry)
- Tymoteusz Zielinski, Patrician Brothers Secondary School, Newbridge, Kildare (Physics)
Dr. Odilla Finlayson – Olympiad coordinator and EUSO Delegation Leader
Dr. Pat O’Malley – CASTeL, School of Chemical Sciences, DCU
Dr. Paul van Kampen – CASTeL, School of Physical Sciences, DCU
Dr. Christine Loscher, Health Technologies and the Healthy Ageing Society Hub
Irish EUSO Delegation Leader
Phone: 01 700 5409
Fax: 01 700 5503