22 gold medals later... Rebecca breaks the record

Rebecca Doherty, multi award winner at Feis Dhoire Cholmcille. (1204PG68)
Rebecca Doherty, multi award winner at Feis Dhoire Cholmcille. (1204PG68)

This is the Derry schoolgirl who has broken her own record for winning the most gold medals at the Derry Feis.

Rebecca Doherty, a pupil of Lumen Christi College won 22 gold medals at this year’s Feis Dhoire Cholmcille, beating the record she set last year of 20 medals.

The Derry girl who also attends the Healy School of Music, the Robert Peoples School, the Kathryn O’Callaghan School, the McGinley School and the Rionach McGlinchey School of Music also won ten trophies during the week of events.

She also won the Edward Henry O’Doherty Shield for the best Individual Feis Competitor (under 17) for the fifth consecutive year (a new record for this particular award), the Bridget Cassidy Cup for the Most Promising Violinist, and the Merial Grant Shield and Bursary for Drama (under 14), overall award.

Rebecca also won first place in the Quick Study (piano) Feis Cup under 16, Piano own choice age 12-14, Viola under 14, Violin aged 12-14, sight reading for strings under 16, string repertoire Jim Chapman Cup/Bursary (Open), Treble Recorder (aged 12-14), descant recorder aged 13-14, instrumental repertoire (recorder); George White Cup and Bursary (Open), string duet aged 13-16, piano duet aged 13-16, instrumental ensemble Anna McCauley Cup (Open), Any other Orchestral Instrument (Open), Woodwind Flute (aged 13-16), Studied Prose The Mayor’s Trophy (under 14), The Junior Poetry Repertoire - Tower Hotel Cup and Bursary (under 15), Original Poetry George Hamill Cup (under 14), Prepared Bible Reading Intermediate (under 14), Folk Tale - Story telling aged 11 and over, Irish Verse aged 13-14, Group Drama Feis Cup (over 11 years/Post primary) and the Merial Grant prize. She also achieved two 2nd place prizes and six 3rd place prizes.