The Primary School year always winds down around a feast of Sciath finals.
They are tremendous occasions, an explosion of colour and noise, from the enthusiastic kids in the stands and even more excitable parents, to the young boys and girls giving their all in their school colours.
At the recent ceremony in the Anner Hotel, Thurles, before the Covid-19 restrictions came into force, the Cork Committee took first place in the Best PR Category, leaving Kerry and Meath as runners-Up, and also secured second behind Limerick in the Best Publication Category.
Weir, who is also known as a radio presenter covering Gaelic games, taught in Scoil Barra, Beaumont for his entire teaching career.
The two-time All-Ireland winning Tipperary hurling manager Liam Sheedy, who was guest of honour, addressed the captive audience and spoke of the positive influence which teachers have on their pupils.
Deputy president Mary Magner represented the INTO, while Emer Conroy was on hand for Cornmarket Group Financial Services, sponsors of the awards, with Martin McKeogh there on behalf of Allianz, national sponsors of Cumann na mBunscol.