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National Career Skills Competition 2015 FINALISTS Announced

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National Career Skills Competition 2015 FINALISTS Announced


Wednesday, May 13, 2015 




National Career Skills Competition 2015 FINALISTS Announced

NATIONAL CAREER SKILLS COMPETITION 2015 - FINALISTS

Now in its 7th Year, The CareersPortal.ie National Career Skills Competition once again attracted hundreds of entries from schools all around the country - but the question remains - WHO will take the top prizes home?

 

40 entries have made it to the final shortlist from which the Prize Winners will be selected.

Congratulations on making it this far to:

Áine de Spáinn

Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

Aine Ryan

Coláiste Muire Ennis, Co. Clare

Aislinn Meaney

Coláiste Muire Ennis, Co. Clare

Albha Ní Dhuibhir Baoill

Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

Alexandrin Jurta

Christian Brothers Secondary School, Charleville, Co. Cork

Aoibh Ní Chribín

Coláiste Cois Life, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Ava O'Reilly

Sacred Heart School, Drogheda

Caoimhe Power Gallagher

John the Baptist Community School

Christine Costello

Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh

Ciara Lane

Athboy Community School, Meath

Ciara O'Conner

Coláiste Mhuire, Askeaton, Co. Limerick

Claudia Cooney

Sacred Heart School, Drogheda

Conor Kelly

Athboy Community School, Meath

Emer Wright

Our Lady of Lourdes, Rosbercon, Co. Wexford

Emma Kennedy

Coláiste Muire Ennis, Co. Clare

Gradie McCann

Sacred Heart School, Drogheda

Grainne Smyth

Coláiste Muire Ennis, Co. Clare

Helen Fuery

Gort Community School, Co. Galway

Jack Rogers

Scoil Uí Mhuirí Post Primary, Dunleer, Co. Louth

Jacob Adams

Coláiste Mhuire, Askeaton, Co. Limerick

John Harding

Presentation College Carlow

Josh Riordan 

Christian Brothers Secondary School, Charleville, Co. Cork

Judith Keane Keating

Coláiste Muire Ennis, Co. Clare

Kate McNamara

Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh

Laura Sinnott

Our Lady of Lourdes, Rosbercon, Co. Wexford

Lee Campbell

Presentation College Carlow

Lorraine Kelly

Coláiste Muire Ennis, Co. Clare

Louis Madden

 St. Macartan's College, Monaghan

Maria Redmond

Coláiste Muire Ennis, Co. Clare

Martyna Kepa

 St. Joseph's College, Summerhill, Athlone

Megan McLaughlin

Coláiste Muire Ennis, Co. Clare

Muirin Nolan

Sacred Heart School, Drogheda

Niamh Travers Molloy

Scoil Bhríde , Tuam, Co Galway

Odhran Whelehan

Coláiste Iosagáin, Portarlington

Orla Murnaghan

 St. Louis Secondary School, Carrickmacross

Patrick O'Loughlin

Christian Brothers Secondary School, Charleville, Co. Cork

PJ Foley

Christian Brothers Secondary School, Charleville, Co. Cork

Renuka Chinatapelli

Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan

Sheena Tarrant

Coláiste Muire Ennis, Co. Clare

Sinead McMahon

Coláiste Muire Ennis, Co. Clare

Ultan O'Rourke

 St. Macartan's College, Monaghan

(Note: FETAC Pilot Competition 2015 is NOT included here and will be released on Friday 15th May)

So Who Will Win the Mac Books?
Final adjudication is NOW taking place. WATCH THIS SPACE..... Details of prize winners will be posted next week (on or before Wednesday 20th May).

View 2014 Winners here!

The National Career Skills Awards Ceremony 2015 will take place on Wednesday 27th May in the Clock Tower at the Department of Education & Skills. The winning students, their parents, programme co-ordinators and school principals are all invited to attend the prize giving ceremony.

Entries to the annual National Career Skills Competition are invited across four school programmes - Leaving Certificate Standard (LC)/Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP);  Leaving Cert Applied (LCA) and Transition Year (TY), with a special prize for the Irish Language Category.

Best of Luck!

The CareersPortal Team