Mr. and Miss Shamrock Scholarship

The Mr. and Miss Shamrock Scholarship Contest is held annually in January at the Gaelic American Club, Fairfield. All Irish-American high school students in the greater Bridgeport area are encouraged to submit an application to the committee. During the awards dance all contestants are interviewed by an independent panel of judges and winners are chosen based upon: their knowledge of their Irish heritage, traditions, history, the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day, their involvement in their community, their interests and activities.

The winners will each receive a monetary scholarship award for future educational endeavors. Runners-up will also be awarded a monetary scholarship and will participate in all the events with Mr. and Miss Shamrock throughout 2014.

Mr. and Miss Shamrock will be an important part of the Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick's Day Parade Celebration and will be requested to attend events throughout the year. The highlight of course is participating in all the St. Patrick's Day festivities, including riding on the float during the parade in downtown Bridgeport on Monday, March 17, 2014.

Miss Shamrock Scholarship Winners

  • 2013 - Erin Puglia (Runner up: Elizabeth Croker)
  • 2012 - Kiernan Black (Runner up: Ryann Leonard)
  • 2011 - Mackenzie Dancho (Runner up: Kiernan Black)
  • 2010 - Nora O'Sullivan
  • 2009 - Rose Murphy
  • 2008 - Kelly Gavin
  • 2007 - Aine O'Sullivan
  • 2006 - Meghan Lucey
  • 2005 - Ryan Virginia Donahue
  • 2004 – Mary Rose O'Sullivan
  • 2003 – Erin Finnegan
  • 2002 – Coleen McCann
  • 2001 – Eleanor McCormick
  • 2000 – Maura Finnegan
  • 1999 – Morgan Keane
  • 1998 – Karen Curtin
  • 1997 – Teresa O'Sullivan
  • 1996 – Laura Kabel
  • 1995 – Erin Miller
  • 1994 – Erin Lehaney
  • 1993 – Caragh McGovern
  • 1992 – Jennifer Daly Carolan
  • 1991 – Maureen Ganley
  • 1990 – Crissie Corcoran Henriques
  • 1989 – Kelly Conlisk Murphy
  • 1988 - Eileen Doonan Dancho

Mr. Shamrock Scholarship Winners

  • 2013 - Liam Coyle (Runner up: Thomas Turner)
  • 2012 - Brian Gavvin (Runner up: Liam Coyle)
  • 2011 - Patrick McGuinness II (Runner up: Liam Coyle)
  • 2010 - Andrew Burns
  • 2009 - Brendan Ferguson
  • 2008 - Ciaran O'Donnell
  • 2007 - Chris Austin
  • 2006 - Frank Rupp
  • 2005 - Brian Joseph Kabel
  • 2004 – Liam O'Connor Colum
  • 2003 – Kyle Langan
  • 2002 – Alex Kabel
  • 2001 – Kevin O'Malley
  • 2000 - Michael McCann
  • 1999 - Terence McGovern
  • 1998 - James Leary
  • 1997 - Will Kabel
  • 1996 - Thomas Dunn
  • 1995 – Brian Burns
  • 1994 – Brendan Cavanagh
  • 1993 – Pat Boland