Published Sunday, 04 November 2012
Paul Gallen (right) and Liverpool man Wale Fashina. (© PA)
Paul Gallen was lost for words after he beat Olawale Fashina and claimed £2,500 in prize money at the final of the yearly competition in London on Sunday.
"I'm delighted," said the 26-year-old. "It's not really sunk in yet."
Paul came up with high-scoring words such as "neonates" - to do with children and pregnancy - which gave him 71 points and a lead of 100 in the last game.
But he had to come from behind to win.
"My opponent won the first game so I thought I was in a bit of trouble," he added. "I kind of just looked at how he played and knew there was not much I could do if I made a mistake."
Mr Gallen was watched by his father who flew over from Belfast.
He said he plans to go out for a few drinks to celebrate.