Double All-Ireland Win for Pres Entrepreneurs for Second Consecutive Year

May 3, 2019
Pierce Dargan

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 1st  Place ahead of 22 other county champions to claim the top prize in their category with their enterprise ‘Crios Mhadra’, a three-point car safety harness for dogs.

Also, on the day, Presentation Castleisland’s second entry at the National Final, ‘Eary Fix’ comprising of Katie Walshe, 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.

For the second consecutive year, Pres Castleisland has won First Place at the National Final. Last year, ‘Complete Cáman’ won 1st 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. To even have two groups, of the three that went to Croke Park from Kerry, from the one school, is a massive achievement, as reaching the National Final meant the girls were in the top 1% of student entrepreneurs in Ireland this year. Over 26,000 second level students entered and only 222 students made it to Croke Park as part of 78 teams on show. A phenomenal achievement for a school to win back-to-back All-Ireland titles.

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