Double All-Ireland Win for Pres Entrepreneurs for Second Year

All-Ireland Student Enterprise Programme Award winners, Kelly-Anne Nix and Katelyn Curtin pictured with Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen T.D.
The award winning ‘Eary Fix’ crew of Katie Walsh, Emma Keane and Ciara Cahill.

Presentation Castleisland scooped the top prize in the Intermediate Category at the Student Enterprise National Final in Croke Park on May 3rd.

Kelly-Anne Nix and Katelyn Curtin took first place ahead of 22 other county champions to claim the top prize in their category with their enterprise Crios Mhadra. Crios Mhadra is a three-point car safety harness for dogs.

Awareness Winners

Also, on the day, Presentation Castleisland’s second entry at the national final, ‘Eary Fix’ comprising of Katie Walsh, Emma Keane and Ciara Cahill, with their dual-purpose 3D printed ear piece for tradespeople, took the National Intellectual Property (IP) Awareness Award in the junior category.

Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Pres Castleisland has won first prize at the national final.

Last year, ‘Complete Cáman’ won first place in the Junior Category along with the IP Awareness Award.

This year, ‘Crios Mhadra’ won 1st Place in the Intermediate Category, with Eary Fix taking home the IP Awareness Award in the Junior Category.

A Massive Achievement

“To have two groups, of the three that went to Croke Park from Kerry, from the one school, is a massive achievement,” said their teacher, Pierce Dargan.

“Reaching the national final meant the girls were in the top 1% of student entrepreneurs in Ireland this year.

Back-to-Back Titles

“Over 22,000 second level students entered and only 222 students made it to Croke Park as part of 78 teams on show.

This is a phenomenal achievement for a school to win back-to-back All-Ireland titles,” said Mr. Dargan.

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